Spokane Symphony: Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody and Pictures (CANCELLED)
If a patron purchased tickets to any of these concerts, the Symphony will put a credit on their account for the value of tickets purchased, and they do not need to contact the Box Office immediately. They can use this credit for a ticket to a future performance once the season has resumed, or can use it toward another purchase. Other options include: 1. An immediate exchange into a future concert, with some exclusions. 2. A donation made to the Spokane Symphony in the amount of the tickets purchased. 3. A gift certificate in the amount of the tickets purchased. 4. A refund for the tickets purchased. If one would like to exchange, donate, receive a gift certificate or a refund, please contact the Box Office, call 509-624-1200. Subscribers can also contact the Box Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and single ticket buyers can email email@example.com. Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17-18. Rachmaninoff himself played the first performance of his Rhapsody in Philadelphia, under the direction of the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski. In modern days, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody was made popular in the 1980 movie “Somewhere in Time,” one of the most beloved love stories on the silver screen. You’ll be dazzled by the composer’s creativity as he bends and turns the theme around, producing variations of rare beauty. On the piano solo spotlight is rising star pianist Valentina Lisitsa. Another brilliant Russian composer was Modest Mussorgsky, whose most famous piano composition -Pictures at an Exhibition - was orchestrated by the equally great French composer Maurice Ravel, in the 1920s. Each movement, inspired by drawings and watercolors by Viktor Hartmann, will awaken your imagination with visions of mythical creatures, a stroll in the breathtaking Tuileries Gardens, and finally, a magnificent musical depiction of the Great Gate of Kiev. Part of Classics series. Eckart Preu, conductor; Valentina Lisitsa, piano. Performances Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.