Victoria Symphony’s 74th season opens Monday

Rachmaninov 3rd piano concerto will resonate at the Royal Theatre

Rachmaninov 3rd will resonate at the Royal Theatre on Monday (Sept. 22) as the Victoria Symphony opens its 74th season with one of the most popular piano concertos of all time.

Up-and-coming pianist Anna Fedorova makes her Victoria Symphony debut tackling this tour-de-force piece made famous by actor Geoffrey Rush in the movie Shine.

Joining this Rachmaninov powerhouse is Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, arguably his finest piece and one of the most important symphonic works in the entire repertoire.

Due to the technical virtuosity and large size of the orchestra needed to present this masterpiece, the Victoria Symphony has not performed it in almost 20 years.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are available by calling 250-385-6515 or visiting victoriasymphony.ca.