The celebration continues in October with Russian Masterworks. Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff great pianist, great orchestrators, and great melodists. What better pair to combine for a smashing program. Rachmaninoff was just hitting his stride during the composition of this concerto, containing beautiful melodies–some of which you will recognize–and the exotic glamour of eastern Russian folk songs. Tchaikovsky, represented here by his fourth symphony, was in bright and joyous spirits. Although the opening movement has moments of darkness, the raucous finale will leave you–and our musicians and conductor–breathless!