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Elgar, Grieg & Ravel

Elgar, Grieg & Ravel

Elgar, Grieg & Ravel

Elgar, Grieg & Ravel

Fri, May 17 - Sun, May 19, 2013
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall
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Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Valentina Lisitsa, piano


Osvaldo Golijov: Sidereus (PSO co-commission)      
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto   
Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole   
Edward Elgar: In the South, “Alassio”   

About This Performance

“Valentina Lisitsa combines an imperious sweep with aristocratic poise and sensitivity”
Music Web International

Ukrainian-born pianist and YouTube phenom Valentina Lisitsa performs Grieg’s much-loved Piano Concerto.  The second half of the program features a musical trip to the Mediterranean.  One of Ravel’s first works for orchestra, Rapsodie Espagnole, was inspired by the Spanish folk tunes sung by his mother when Ravel was a child.  Alassio is a town on the Italian Riviera where Elgar and his family vacationed and is the inspiration for In the South.  Elgar depicts the awe-inspiring landscape in this concert overture.

Click here to see video of Valentina Lisitsa on YouTube.

Click here to read more on Valentina Lisitsa's newly released set of Rachmaninov's concertos.

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