Mckenzie Melemed

Beloved Rachmaninoff

Wed 16/03/2022 19:00 - 21:00
6.50€
41.00€

Introduction

A favourite soloist playing a favourite concerto! Mackenzie Melemed, winner of the 2017 International Maj Lind Piano Competition, enchants audiences with his focused presence. The American pianist, who fell in love with Finland and settled here, has said that he buys a glass bird designed by Oiva Toikka every time he performs as a soloist with a Finnish orchestra.

The solo section of Sergei Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto complements Melemed's collection with another glass bird. Rachmaninoff dedicated his most beloved work to his hypnologist, who had helped ease his writer’s block and complete the concerto.

“As soon as conductor Mei-Ann Chen stepped on stage, her smile immediately spread throughout the orchestra. She is an energising catalyst on the conductor’s podium!” (Camilla Dahl, Mittmedia). Taiwanese American conductor Mei-Ann Chen makes her debut in front of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Artists

Mei-Ann Chen
conductor
Mackenzie Melemed
piano

Programme

    19:00
    Bohuslav Martinů
    Toccata e due canzoni
    Sergei Rahmaninov
    Piano Concerto No. 2
    21:00
    Antonín Dvořák
    Symphony No. 7
Series I
Musiikkitalo Concert Hall
Mei-Ann Chen
Mackenzie Melemed
Bohuslav Martinů
Toccata e due canzoni
Sergei Rahmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 2
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 7