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Sheng Cai and Rachmaninoff

September 17, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Pianist Sheng Cai seated at piano

Sheng Cai, piano
Dinuk Wijeratne | Yatra
Rachmaninov | Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvorak | Symphony No. 9

Commissioned to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia, Dinuk Wijeratne’s fanfare, Yatra, is a fitting way to open the NSO’s Diamond Anniversary Season. Sheng Cai, a Canadian pianist with a growing international reputation, brings his dynamic force to Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, popular with audiences and pianists alike; numerous films including David Lean’s romantic drama Brief Encounter utilize the music in its soundtrack. Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” has become a universal favourite! Known for its famous English Horn solo in the second movement, astronaut Neil Armstrong even took a tape recording along during Apollo 11’s mission in 1969.

Guest Artist Sponsor
Patrick Little of the St. Catharines Law Firm 


September 17, 2023
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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250 St Paul St
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2 Canada
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