Wigglesworth Conducts Rachmaninov

Thursday 1 May 2014 at 8:00pm

Friday 2 May 2014 at 8:00pm


Schnelzer’ A Freak in Burbank
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

Mark Wigglesworth conductor
Saleem Ashkar piano

‘What a joy [the Mendelssohn concerto] was. The soloist, the young Palestinian Israeli Saleem Abboud Ashkar, has the slender looks of a matinee idol, and his playing too was fabulously well-groomed, light-fingered and neat.’ – London Telegraph

This sensational musical talent makes his MSO debut with a favourite guest of the Orchestra and its audiences, British conductor Mark Wigglesworth, who brings his legendary flair for to Rachmaninov’s passionate, luxuriously melodic symphony.

Pre-concert talk at 7pm
MSO’s Second Violinist Andrew Hall will present a talk on the artists and works featured in the program.

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