Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2Concerts & Performances, Events of the Week
It is among the most popular works in the concert hall. Rachmaninov’s Romantic Piano Concerto No. 2 blends soulful lyricism with show-stopping thunder to produce a perennial winner in the hearts of music lovers everywhere. This week, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra welcomes the return of the wonderfully expressive virtuoso Michelle Cann to play the luscious concerto. Also, guest conductor David Danzmayr leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the vivacious Symphony No. 7 by another Russian Romantic, Sergei Prokofiev. The concert opens with Short Piece for Orchestra, a lively and somewhat raucous piece written by composer Julia Perry.