Photo with pianist Simon Trpceski in Birmingham, England on September 21, 2015
Conductor Cristian Macelaru makes his City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra debut on September 23 and 24, 2015 with pianist Simon Trpčeski. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Carl Nielsen’s birth, the program features Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony “The Inextinguishable” and the grandest of romantic piano concertos, Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto.
“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable.” And from volcanic opening to final life-and-death battle, Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony is one of those pieces that you just have to hear live. The ever-popular Simon Trpčeski is no stranger to U.K. audiences or to Cristian Macelaru, as the pair performed together earlier this year in March with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Performances: September 23, 2015 at 7:30pm and September 24, 2015 at 2:15pm
Venue: Symphony Hall
City: Birmingham, England
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)
Click here for more concert information: www.cbso.co.uk/event/rachmaninovs-third-piano-concerto.