Rach 2

Friday 3 Nov 2023 7:30pm
Federation Concert Hall, nipaluna / Hobart

Sibelius En Saga, Op 9
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18
Shostakovich Symphony No 9

Conducted by Olari Elts, featuring pianist Alexey Yemtsov.

Some pieces of music never age; in fact, they get better with the passing of time. Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is such a work, and every performance of it is a major event.

Local pianist Alexey Yemtsov, who was born in Ukraine but now calls Tasmania home, rises to the challenge of performing this enduring favourite. En Saga by Sibelius sets the scene, while Shostakovich’s Symphony No 9 – which packs an entire world into its 30-minute length – rounds off the concert with wit, introspection and lashings of sardonic humour.

Making a welcome return to the TSO is conductor Olari Elts, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.


7pm Doors open
7.30pm Start
20 minute interval
9.30pm Concludes


Federation Concert Hall
1 Davey Street
nipaluna / Hobart

Entry via the Hotel Grand Chancellor