paducah youth symphonyMembers of the 2014 Paducah Youth Symphony Orchestra PADUCAH, Ky (1/28/14) – On February 1, 2014 the Paducah Symphony Orchestra will present it's fifth concert of the season, Rachmaninoff ’s 2nd Symphony on the stage of the Carson Center at 7:30PM.

This concert will feature a side-by-side performance with the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra.

The PSYO is the regions only youth orchestra that has the opportunity to play alongside a professional orchestra in a regular season concert. Students will perform on the second piece of the program, Rites of Tamburo by Robert W. Smith.

Composed in 1999, this is an exciting programmatic piece for a younger aged concert ensemble. The “mysterious” introduction features, bells, and chimes playing a repetitive flowing rhythm while the horn and flute play half and quarter note chant-like lines that weave in and out of each other.

The main piece of the night is Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.
 
Written between 1906 and 1907, Symphony No. 2 was premiered in St. Petersburg on February 8, 1908 and was conducted by the composer himself. The score is dedicated to Sergei Taneyev, a Russian composer, theorist, teacher, author and student of Tchaikovsky. When this piece was composed, Rachmaninoff had just had two seasons as the conductor of the Imperial Opera at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

Although he was successful in the field, Rachmaninoff felt that he was a composer first and foremost and that the conducting schedule was taking away from the time he needed to spend composing. He moved his wife and daughter to Dresden, Germany to spend the majority of his time composing and because the political unrest in Russia. He stayed there for three years with his family and spent summers at his in-law’s estate of Ivanovka. During this time he wrote his Second Symphony.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)3non-profit organization. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Paducah Symphony Orchestra with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For tickets and more information call (270) 444-0065 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Paducah Youth symphony Logo

SurfKY News
Information provided by Madeline Hart

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Daytime Lane Restrictions through Thurday

KENTUCKY (6/29/15) — The US 68/ Kentucky 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge will be restricted to one lane starting at… Read More

Most Read This Week

June 24, 2015 44201

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 24, 2015 5087

Unraveling the $34 Billion KRS Ponzi Scheme

by Dr. William F. Smith
June 25, 2015 4211

Accused Synthetic Drug Traffickers Remain in U.S.…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 2930

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 25, 2015 2930

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Trooper Eric…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44201

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 19, 2015 10866

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin

Stories Trending Now

June 28, 2015 2930

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 2561

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 1693

2015 Freedom Fest Pageant Winner Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 27, 2015 1363

White Plains Freedom Fest Provides Free Family Fun

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1273

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1203

Nortonville Man Accused of Trying to Choke…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1023

Two Locals Face Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 730

Can You Recognize a Bully?

by Melissa Landon
June 28, 2015 700

Two Vehicle Accident Results in Injuries

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 670

Is Physical Activity the Key to a Healthier Brain?

by Ann Blackford, Laura Dawahare