Hoang Pham’s popular annual Concerto Concert in 2020 features Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Heidelberg Symphony.
Spanish and Russian flair dominate in this Concerto Concert. In 1909, Manuel de Falla began composing a set of nocturnes for solo piano which he ultimately transformed into an evocative work for piano and orchestra. The same year also featured the premiere of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that has achieved almost mythological status as one of the hardest works to conquer at the piano.
This program also features the Australian premiere of American composer Michael Daugherty’s Night Owl.