Program

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43

with Francine Kay, Piano

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, "Romantic"

Event Info

The Princeton University Orchestra continues its 2019-20 season with two symphonic giants. "Exquisite...daring...mesmerizing..." (National Post) piano faculty member Francine Kay joins the orchestra in Rachmaninoff's popular tour-de-force Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, before the evening culminates with Bruckner's beloved fourth symphony. 

The program is presented on December 5 & 6, 2019. Tickets: $15 general/$5 students.

To stream the concert live, click here.

About the Artist:

Noted for “an extraordinary range of colour” (Montreal Gazette), and “poetic brilliance” (Toronto Star), New York-based Canadian pianist Francine Kay has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America, and Asia. She has been soloist with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Victoria Symphony, the West Side Chamber Orchestra, and Sinfonia Toronto among others, under conductors such as Georg Tintner, Mark Laycock, Nurhan Arman, Agnes Grossman, Kevin Mallon, Jonathan Yates, and Simon Streatfeild. Ms. Kay’s recordings of piano works by Debussy, Ravel, and Satie, and chamber works by Rachmaninov and Janacek have received international acclaim and her performances have been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, WFMT, Radio France, and the CBC.

Francine Kay is the piano faculty artist at the Zodiac Academy and Festival in France, and she is regularly invited to teach, perform and give masterclasses at the Glenn Gould School, the University of Toronto, and the International Course of Interpretation at the Chopin State School in Nowy Sacz.