MasterWorks 05: Symphonic Dances

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Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Separated by cultures and centuries, Rachmaninoff and Mozart share a musical kinship as pianists and composers. To highlight this connection, we welcome back award-winning American pianist, Elliot Wuu, to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. The religious undertones and underlying mournfulness heard in Symphonic Dances, which concludes this program, are a glimpse of Rachmaninoff’s struggle with failure and death offset by his own affirmation of faith heard in the exhilarating final movement. 


Timothy Muffitt

Elliot Wuu


Festive Overture

Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major K 467

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphonic Dances

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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