Thursday, October 4, 2007

Arround Town: October 6, 2007

Reading Symphony Orchestra
Date: Saturday Oct 06, 2007
Time: 08:00 pm
Venue: Sovereign Performing Arts Center
Price - Range $60.00 - $17.00

Andrew Constantine is the new music director. You can read his recent blogs on music, “Off the Podium”.

Hailed as an exceptional modern talent, Yuja Wang’s career has suddenly received acclaim in major world capitals.

Two Russians, With Love

Piano Concerto No. 1
Yuja Wang, soloist

Symphony No. 2

The first concert begins with what is often considered the most famous piano concerto—Tchaikovsky’s First. Amazingly, this masterwork was initially rejected by its dedicatee, the famed Nikolai Rubenstein, who found it “poorly composed and unplayable.” Fortunately, the world thought otherwise—it became an international favorite, and later even Rubenstein revised his opinion. Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, last heard in Reading at the conclusion of the 2001-2 season, was something of a personal triumph for the composer. Rachmaninoff had been severely depressed after the colossal failure of his First Symphony. Thanks to some early psychotherapy, Rachmaninoff recovered sufficiently to return to composition. Both his Second Piano Concerto (1904) and, in 1908, this featured piece met with near-universal acclaim. You’ll probably recognize many themes from pop tunes, particularly “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again”, that were liberally appropriated from Rachmaninoff’s score.

Sugarland - with Little Big Town & Jake Owen
Date: Saturday Oct 06, 2007
Time: 08:00 pm
Venue: Sovereign Center
Price - Range $43.50 - $0.00

CMT ON TOUR returns for its sixth consecutive year with another fan favorite line-up as CMT announces CMT ON TOUR 2007: SUGARLAND CHANGE FOR CHANGE featuring LITTLE BIG TOWN and JAKE OWEN.

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