This week, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to the CSO to lead Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring soloist Simon Trpčeski. The program continues with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 (Winter Dreams) and closes with Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and Strings conducted by the CSO’s seventh music director Jean Martinon.

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 30
Tchiakovsky/Pletnev Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
Simon Trpčeski, piano
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (Winter Dreams)
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Originally recorded at concerts in February 2019

Ravel Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and Strings
Edward Druzinsky, harp
Donald Peck, flute
Clark Brody, clarinet
Jean Martinon, conductor

RCA 1968

This program will be available until October 6, 2021.

Program notes for Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 are here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Simon Trpčeski, piano
Jean Martinon, conductor

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TOP: Pablo Heras-Casado and Simon Trpčeski with the CSO in the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography