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The Louisville Orchestra performed two concerts in one day on February 18th with a program featuring a Pianist Joyce Yangworld premiere by George Tsontakis, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (From the New World).

Classical 90.5’s Scott Dowd hosted the pre-concert conversation for the evening performance with guests George Tsontakis, conductor Jorge Mester, and featured pianist Joyce Yang.  The conversation touched on topics ranging from the genesis and premiere performances of Tsontakis’ composition Impetuous, to the rigors of Rachmaninoff.

Listen in here.