Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff

Thu. May 1, 2025 at 7:30 pm

Holly Mathieson, conductor
Serhiy Salov, piano
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

Samy Moussa: Cyclus
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Piano Concerto No. 2 established Sergei Rachmaninoff as a renowned concerto composer. Written as a tribute to the neurologist he credited for curing his depression and writer’s block, the concerto is profoundly uplifting and highlights the healing power of music. Serhiy Salov is an award-winning Canadian pianist born in Ukraine, and he joins Symphony Nova Scotia for one of the most popular and often-performed of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos. Known for his remarkable technique, exacting rigour, and virtuosity – qualities that unwaveringly serve the poetry inherent in the music – he’s received public enthusiasm, critical acclaim, and prominent status on the international music scene as both a soloist and chamber musician. We also perform Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony – a mighty, emotional powerhouse blending soaring melodies, dark turmoil, and deep joy in its explorations of life, loss, and fate.

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