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  • Hough Plays Rachmaninoff

    • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
    • From: December 1, 2017 to December 3, 2017
    • Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
    • Address: 1 Center Street, Victoria Theater, Newark, NJ 07102

    Xian Zhang conductor Stephen Hough piano New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Spend an evening with two Russian masters! Flowing melody awaits in Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, while Stephen Hough—“one of the greatest living pianists” (The Times of London)—brings virtuosic fireworks to the composer’s kaleidoscopic Rhapsody. Prokofiev’s Sixth, a personal favorite of Xian Zhang’s, is a poignant postwar elegy. Rachmaninoff Vocalise Soothing and searching, the Vocalise theme has been arranged for everything from voice to double bass. R achmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Quicksilver with mesmerizing virtuosity; best known for one its lush, yearning themes, heard in numerous film soundtracks. Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 (NJSO Premiere) Banned by Stalin, this heartfelt tribute to those lost in World War II abounds in Russian soul. Performance Times: Fri, Dec 1 at 8 pm, Sun, Dec 3 at 3 pm