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ARIELLA & Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2

ARIELLA & Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Presented by GFN Productions
GFN Productions presents ARIELLA & Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 photo
October 22, 2023 | 3:00 PM
  • Starting at: $64.99
  • Venue: Koerner Hall
  • Genre: Chamber, Classical, Piano
  • Presenter: GFN Productions

ARIELLA & Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 

Enjoy a night filled with drama and emotion with this dual program, balancing tradition and renewal. First, pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre and the Ensemble Classico-Moderne deliver a spectacular rendition of one of the most popular piano concerto ever written, Rachmaninoff’s 2nd.  

The night continues with excerpts from Jaap Nico Hamburger’s ARIELLA, a powerful opera inspired by the novels of Ariella Kornmehl and a libretto by Thomas Beijer. This touching story follows a traditional family, whose world is forever changed upon the death of the family matriarch. As the story unfolds, we witness the heartbreaking reality of love and loss. The daughter, Ariella, is forced to overcome grief. Through her unwavering determination to find purpose, she discovers the courage to embrace her own maturity. 


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18   


Jaap Nico Hamburger: ARIELLA (concert version)  


Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, Ensemble Classico-Moderne  Performed by: Ensemble Classico-Moderne  Conductor: Francis Choinière  Pianist: Jean-Philippe Sylvestre  Composer: Jaap Nico Hamburger  Librettist: Thomas Beijer  Soloists: Aline Kutan, Sarah (mother) | Myriam Leblanc, Ariella (daughter) | Eric Laporte | David (father) | Enzo Sabbagha, Ezra (son)       Lyrics: English 

Runtime: 95 minutes with intermission