Masters Series - Tchaikovsky 6 March 24, 2018
Eric Paetkau, Music Director
Anastasia Rizikov, piano
Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, Richard Carnegie, conductor
Anastasia Rizikov is quickly making her name on the international stage – this young Canadian premieres her first performance of 2nd concerto of Saint-Saens. The work is a dramatic and passionate piece that wears its heart on its sleeve and shows off the virtuosity of this rising star. Joined by Saskatoon’s Youth Orchestra, the concert kicks off with A Dream of Dawn by Kevin Lau. Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique is considered to be one of the greatest orchestral works ever written – steeped in mystery the symphony embarks on new ideas and captures the composer at his most vulnerable.