Rachmaninov: Composer and Pianist


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 11 , 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
Location: Concord Campus

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Sergey Vasilyevich Rachmaninov is remembered as one of the most remarkable pianists of all time, and he wrote music to match his formidable talent at the keyboard. Anti-romantics like Stravinsky frowned on his work, but Mahler and many others embraced it and considered its creator an invaluable link between the 19th century romantic era and the age of modern music. The enveloping sound of his music demanded an emotional response, and his six foot six height and expressive style reinforced the demand. Fortunately, Rachmaninov recorded his own music, allowing us to hear him play what he also wrote. Mr. Bailey will share with us examples of this remarkable composer/pianist’s genius, and comment on Rachmaninov’s place in musical history. Here’s a treat for ear and mind not to be missed.

Event Details

Date: 2018-07-11

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord