One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
Christopher Johnson, Pianist
One World Symphony Vocal Artists
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor (1909)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (highlights)
Join One World Symphony's all Russian program, awakening the depths of passion and obsession. The 1996 film Shine suggested that the ferocious demands and difficulties of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor (1909) plunged the protagonist into madness. By popular demand, New York pianist Christopher Johnson returns to One World Symphony as the featured soloist to showcase the piece's titanic range -- from imposing drama to quicksilver wit to tender lyricism. Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, based on Aleksandr Pushkin's novel, is devoted to the intense relationship between art, life, and reality through both Tatyana's and Onegin's single-minded and tragic fervors. Does life imitate art far more than art imitates life?