Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 3, April 2 and 3

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Click here for Program Notes written by Music Director Michael Christie

Sat, Apr. 2, 2022 – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sun, Apr. 3, 2022 – Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center in Camarillo

Written within a few years of each other, three musical titans composed bold works that captured a spirit of national pride and musical awakening. Acclaimed piano virtuoso and Malibu resident, Andrew von Oeyen, exemplifies both the composer’s typical bravado, and an awareness of international musical trends of the early 20th century. The “Dean” of Finnish composers, Jean Sibelius used classical proportions and inspiration to create a beautiful folk influenced symphony championed by Music Director Michael Christie during his performances at the First International Sibelius Conductors Competition in 1995. American composer, Scott Joplin was key to the “Ragtime” movement that would sweep the nation even in the face of blatant racist barriers. His opera Treemonisha wasn’t heard in his lifetime, but is a striking work that immediately calls to mind the musical genres that made Joplin famous.


Myroslav Skoryk | Melody*

Sergei Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No.3 in D Minor

Scott Joplin | Selections from Treemonisha

Jean Sibelius | Symphony No.3

*in solidarity with the people of Ukraine


Michael Christie, conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano
Ashley Faatoalia, tenor

Program and artists are subject to change.

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The Venues


Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 | 7:30 PM


Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 | 3:00 PM


Thank You to our Sponsors

Concert Sponsors

Fortissimo Sponsors

Adele & James McGinnis

Andrew von Oeyen’s appearance sponsored by

Linda & David Catlin

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