Michael Francis, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
Geff Strik, visual artist
Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
Ravel: Mother Goose Ballet
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
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Thrilling piano virtuoso Natasha Paremski performs Rachmaninoff’s dreamy Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Also, the childlike wonder of Ravel’s Mother Goose Ballet features original artwork by TFO Visual Artist-in-residence Geff Strik. Jessie Montgomery creates a galaxy of musical colors with her inventive Starburst. “As an artist, she has a real finger on the pulse of what’s going on, a really good sense of what’s happening in our country,’’ said TFO Music Director Michael Francis.
WATCH VIRTUAL PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION
Click here to watch to watch Music Director Michael Francis and General Manager Ed Parsons talk about this weekend's concert.
ON THE BLOG
Learn more about artist Geff Strik's whimsical art created for Ravel's Mother Goose ballet and pianist Natasha Paremski's thoughts on performing in a concert hall during the pandemic. All on the TFO Blog.
PRINTABLE PROGRAM NOTES
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