National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus performs:
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite' Piano Concerto No. 3; Alexander Nevsky Suite
Brian Ganz, Piano; Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano; Victoria Gau, conductor.
Tickets available from the Strathmore box office (301-581-5100). Young people 7-17 are free.
Award-winning DC pianist Brian Ganz performs Prokofiev’s thrilling Piano Concerto No. 3, rich with lyrical passages and propulsive tempi. Prokofiev wrote several scores for films, including two on this program—the music for the lighthearted Lieutenant Kijé and the 1938 historical
drama Alexander Nevsky, a collaboration with Sergei Eisenstein, one of the greatest Russian film directors.