the Mann Presents
Elim Chan, conductor
Tianxu An, piano
The Rachmaninoff connection with The Philadelphia Orchestra is rich and historic. Rachmaninoff himself recorded all of his piano concertos with the “Fabulous Philadelphians” and two of its music directors, Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy. The composer also made his only recordings as a conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra. His final orchestral masterwork, the Symphonic Dances, was written for and dedicated to Ormandy and the Orchestra.
With such a storied history between The Philadelphia Orchestra and Rachmaninoff, an evening of the composer’s works at the Mann is an occasion not to be missed. The Vocalise was originally written for soprano and piano and later orchestrated by the composer for full orchestra with the violins taking the soprano part. It was one of Rachmaninoff’s three recordings with The Philadelphia Orchestra. The magisterial, hyper-romantic Second Symphony, written at the very height of Rachmaninoff’s composing career, concludes the program.
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Symphony No. 2
AT THIS CONCERT: Teacher Appreciation Night at the Mann! To show our appreciation, any teachers coming to the concert will be permitted fast-lane entry through our exclusive Donor Gate when they show their teacher IDs. The first 100 to stop by our promo table on the plaza will also receive a free Mann water bottle! Plus: themed cocktails! Kick back and enjoy a refreshing cup of Vocalise or On the Rachs. Available at select bars for this concert only.
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Picnics are permitted for this performance as a part of the Mann's Summer Picnic Series.
If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D.
Lawn chairs are permitted for this performance. The Mann recommends reasonably sized chairs; be a good neighbor!
Small blankets are permitted for all shows, but we do ask that you be mindful of your neighbors on the lawn.
No photography is permitted at this performance.