Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto is one of the most popular pieces in the whole of the western classical repertoire.
Nearly 120 years after it was first performed, it remains a staple favourite amongst both audiences and performers. But what exactly is it about this piece that gives it such universal acclaim?
In a personal exploration, pianist Ben Lathbury delivers a brand-new illustrated recital of this astounding work. He will delve into the history and inception of the piece and share his thoughts on both the music and the man behind it. Featuring an acute, in-depth analysis of the work, lightly spiced with Ben’s trademark wit, and culminating in a full performance of the concerto, this is an evening not to miss.
This concert is a fundraising event for Funtington Music Group’s Robert Headley Bursary, a foundation which Ben was a recipient of following his performance in the 2008 competition at the University of Chichester and latterly in part-funding of his Master’s degree in Music Performance. Orchestral reduction kindly provided by Jon Grave.