Acclaimed Pianist Expresses ‘The Romance of Rachmaninoff’ at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday - Feb. 29, 2020
The Scott Center for Performing Arts
5625 Holy Trinity Drive
Melbourne, FL 32940
$25 advance tickets for adults are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at Marine Bank & Trust in Suntree. Tickets at the door are $30. The Romance of Rachmaninoff is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Concert-goers can experience the height of Russian Romanticism, when the elegant Jamila Tekalli joins the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for the The Romance of Rachmaninoff at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 29 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Suntree.
The American pianist of Japanese and Libyan descent will perform Piano Concerto No. 2, one of Rachmaninoff’s most popular and frequently performed works for piano and orchestra. Filled with virtuosic summits and grand melodic gestures, the concerto is still emotionally intimate. Considered now to be one of his most enduring works, the Piano Concerto No. 2 was initially derided by critics, sending the young Rachmaninoff into years of depression. The Russian symphonic tradition is represented fully on the second half of the program, when the orchestra performs Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1. Described as dynamic and passionate, the Symphony No. 1 is both heroic and grandly tragic, without the pathos of the composer’s later music. Dr. Tekalli has performed three times with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and often tours with her violinist brother, Suliman.