New West Symphony 2021-22 Masterpiece Series:

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

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 penchant for Russian 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.

THE PROGRAM

Sergey Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No.3 in D Minor

Scott Joplin | Selections from Treemonisha

Jean Sibelius | Symphony No.3

THE ARTISTS

Michael Christie, conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano

Program and artists are subject to change.

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The Venues

THOUSAND OAKS
CIVIC ARTS PLAZA

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

RANCHO CAMPANA
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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

Written within a few years of each other, three musical titans composed bold works that captured a spirit of national pride and musical awakening. Performers and audiences alike remain in awe of Rachmaninoff’s epic concert showpiece. 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. 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.

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