Amarillo Symphony Presents Ravishing Rachmaninoff Featuring Pianist Natasha Paremski

Amarillo Symphony Presents Ravishing Rachmaninoff Featuring Pianist Natasha Paremski

Amarillo Symphony Presents Ravishing Rachmaninoff Featuring Pianist Natasha Paremski

The Amarillo Symphony, (www.amarillosymphony.org), leader of orchestral music in the Texas Panhandle since 1924, announces the upcoming concert "Ravishing Rachmaninoff." The Amarillo Symphony and Music Director Jacomo Bairos perform Rachmaninoff's ravishing Symphony Number Two joined by Natasha Paremski performing Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Join us Friday and Saturday, February 23 & 24 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts!

"With this incredibly emotional and exciting program we are diving deep into the power and beauty of Russian music," said Jacomo Bairos, Music Director and Conductor of the Amarillo Symphony. "Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony is widely regarded as one of his greatest masterpieces, its enormous form, virtuosity and grandeur are equally matched by the emotional depth, powerful climax's and tenderness of melody. As typical of Rachmaninoff's most prized compositions, many melodies, themes, and lines have been borrowed over the years from this symphony to include in Pop songs such as Eric Carmens "Never Going to Fall in Love Again" and the recent Oscar winning movie "Birdman."

Ravishing Rachmaninoff performances will be held on Friday & Saturday, February 23 & 24, 2018 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts with the concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at just $20 and can be purchased at AmarilloSymphony.org or please call 806-376-8782 for more information or to purchase tickets.

"Natasha Paremski, one of classical music's most important young rising stars brings her Russian heritage to Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 and we are looking forward to having her splendid artistry join the Amarillo Symphon," said Jacomo Bairos. "We get to continue our tradition of WTAMU's Young Composers Initiative with a new piece titled Per Barbos Samogo by Misael Elahrens Tambuwun. Connecting our community through this important initiative has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my tenure and I am simply thrilled we get to share and support this composers work."

Natasha Paremski began her piano studies at the age of 4 with Nina Malikova at Moscow's Andreyeve School of Music. She then studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music before moving to New York to study with Pavlina Dokovska at Mannes College of Music, from which she graduated in 2007. Natasha made her professional debut at age nine with the El Camino Youth Symphony in California. At the age of fifteen she debuted with Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded two discs with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Dmitry Yablonsky.

The 2017 - 2018 season is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Learn more about the Amarillo Symphony at www.amarillosymphony.org.

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