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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

9 Sep 2023, 7:30pm
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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Passionate Rachmaninov

We’re delighted to welcome back Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Alim Beisembayev (BBC Proms at Truro 2022 pianist)  to the Cornwall Playhouse stage in 2023.

“Beisembayev has a natural affinity with the Russian composer…. the pianist approached the work as an intimate exchange between soloist and ensemble: no swagger, no indulgence, but clarity and lyricism to warranted excess.” The Observer, Aug 2023

Rising out of mysterious depths, Rachmaninov quickly lets loose the first of many striking themes that litter his Second Piano Concerto.  At just 28, in love and about to be married, no wonder he exhibits a youthful confidence in a mature work imbued with a sincere, heartfelt passion that continues to captivate audiences. More passion exudes from Borodin’s almost symphonic overture, packed with exotic, sinuous melodies and blazing fanfares. A luscious tone poem by Ukrainian composer Akimenko is followed by Beethoven’s almost neo-classical, yet revolutionary Eighth Symphony, a mad dash of a piece full of playful sparkle and humour, that includes a series of musical jokes culminating in a very tongue-in-cheek ending.


Borodin                Prince Igor Overture
Rachmaninov      Piano Concerto No.2

Akimenko             Nocturne
Beethoven           Symphony No.8 

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Tom Fetherstonhaugh    conductor
Alim Beisembayev   piano

Hear the BSO playing Akimenko’s moving Nocturne in the video below…

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