This concert features Rachmaninoff’s Concerto 1 in F-sharp minor, Concerto 2 in C minor and Concerto 3 in D-minor. Concerto 2 is one of Rachmaninoff’s most enduring works while Concerto 1 was actually Rachmaninoff’s second attempt at a piano concerto and is very different from his later works. Rachmaninoff’s Concerto 3 in D minor builds to what has been described as the Everest of piano concertos. Featured pianist Dr. Wael Farouk has performed on five continents in such venues as the White Hall in St. Petersburg, Schumann’s house in Leipzig, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, where his solo debut performance in 2013 was described as “absolutely masterful.” He was last seen at the MAC in “Beethoven: Five Piano Concertos | One Pianist” (2018).
New Philharmonic: Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos
McAninch Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Apr 17, 2021