His Symphony No. 1 was reportedly Tchaikovsky’s own favorite piece. Like Tchaikovsky, composer Anna Clyne, an inventive collaborator once described by NPR as “fearless,” always tells a story with her music to create a very distinct sound and color. Also on the program is the piece lovingly called “Rach 2” by its legions of devotees – the ultimate piano thrill ride.
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Gabriela Martinez, piano