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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra & Víkingur Ólafsson

Prokofjev, Grieg, Rachmaninov
Mon 27 Mar ’23 20:15 uur

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Prokofjev - The Love for Three Oranges
Grieg - Piano Concerto
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances

Mon 27 Mar ’23
20:15 uur
  • Mon 27 Mar ’23
    20:15 uur
    Main Hall

The St. Louis  Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1880 and has an awesome history and tradition. Over a hundred performances were recorded which has led to sixty Grammy nominations. The orchestra received no less than nine of this much wanted award! Time Magazine ranked it second best orchestra of the US, and their box containing eight live recordings received an Edison.

Young Islandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson (1984) already released nine cd's and has a contract with Deutsche Grammophon since 2016. 'Island's Glenn Gould' The New York Times called him. The Gramophone, naming him 'Artist of the Year' sayd it differently: "Like Glenn Gould Olafsson has this rare gift to shed light on a familiar piece in such an unexpected way that it suddenly creates new depths bringing out the very best of the piece".  This special gift comes in handy for this concert, because Grieg's one and only piano concerto has become a standard work. With a work like this can one can easily think "ah, yes" and then lose focus so that the real beauty of the piece is lost. 

This programme has Prokofiev's humorous suite "The Love for Three Oranges", with the funny march, and Rachmaninov's last finished work, the colourfully instrumented Symphonic Dances, sitting on either side of Grieg's piano concerto. Ample opportunities for the orchestra to show us what sound colouring is has to offer.

To reduce waiting times at the bar to an absolute minimum, we use a cashless interval. A drink is included in your ticket, so you'll have more time to enjoy your company and your drink.