With unforgettable melodies and astonishing technical feats, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is the ultimate vehicle for artistry and virtuosity at the piano. This Untuxed concert is short (no intermission) and casual (no formal wear for the orchestra), with engaging insights and wit from host and Seattle Symphony bass Jonathan Green.
In April 2018 Ryan Bancroft won both the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the prestigious Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen. His conducting, without a baton, impressed the jury, players and audience alike and drew high praise for its natural fluidity, intense focus and the beautiful shaping of the music.
Laureate of numerous international competitions, notably the second prize-winner at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition at the age of twenty and the youngest prize-winner of the Bonn International Beethoven Competition, Rémi Geniet is quickly establishing himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. In 2015 he was awarded ﬁrst prize at the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Rach Fest is generously underwritten by Nader and Oraib Kabbani through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artist Circle.