Thu March 16 | 7:30 PM

Rachmaninov’s

Third Piano Concerto

Pianist Claire Huangci will sweep you away with Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto alongside the PNW premiere of First Symphony Composer Gabriella Smith’s ONE.

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March 16, 2023 7:30 PM

Rachmaninov’s

Third Piano Concerto

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Claire Huangci, piano

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Gabriella Smith: Symphony No. 1, ONE for Orchestra

(Eugene Symphony co-commission & Pacific Northwest Premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3

You’ll be swept up by Sergei Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, which sparkles and charms from its deceptively simple first notes to the elation of a triumphant close, played by radiant American pianist Claire Huangci. Johannes Brahms’s overture — which he himself called “a very boisterous potpourri of student songs” — is infused with an irrepressible sense of fun. In between, we hear the Pacific Northwest premiere of Gabriella Smith’s new work ONE, part of our First Symphony Project showcasing talented young composers.


**IMPORTANT** COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

In accordance with Oregon state mandates being lifted, beginning March 12, 2022, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and Eugene Symphony will no longer require mandatory face masks or proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests for patrons.

The health and safety of Eugene Symphony audience members, musicians, and staff members has been and will always be our top priority. We strongly welcome and encourage patrons who wish to continue wearing masks while attending performances to do so. We want all of our attendees to feel comfortable and accepted in your choice. You take care of you, we'll take care of the music and ensuring that your experience attending a Eugene Symphony concert remains exceptional.

We also want to share that, due to the nature of our orchestra members’ work, which calls for extended hours of rehearsal in close proximity to each other in the days leading up to the performance, the musicians will continue to be masked as they have been throughout the 2021/22 season. We anticipate that we will revisit this issue prior to each performance week, and will keep you informed of any changes as they happen.

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LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts