Mercury Orchestra performs Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, and Tchaikovsky
August 16, 2014
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2
Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”
Channing Yu, conductor
Victor Xie, piano
Prokofiev’s evanescent neoclassical turns, Saint-Saëns’ romantic era evocations of the baroque, and Tchaikovsky’s emotional, metaphysical exploration of the end of life are next stops on the nationally acclaimed Mercury Orchestra’s journey through musical time. This performance features 16-year-old pianist Victor Xie, winner of the 2014 Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Concerto Competition.