On November 7, 1942, under the iconic canopy of New York’s 57th Street, it swarmed. Thousands of people were trying to enter, but tickets had run out weeks earlier. The audience filled the entire hall all the way to the stage. As many as 3,000 pairs of ears had been nailed to the wonderful musical art of a Russian giant who shined in the midst of red velvet curtains, just like dozens of times before. But this evening was different – this evening was the last solo concert by the world’s best pianist in the world’s most famous concert hall.
Nearly 80 years later, American pianist Mackenzie Melemed turns into Sergei Rachmaninov and Madetoja Hall turns into Carnegie Hall. The winner of the 2017 International Maj Lind Piano Competition will play the legendary concert program in its entirety. The evening, filled with works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, culminates in the Russian pianist’s own virtuoso compositions.
Mackenzie Melemed | piano
J.S. Bach - Sergei Rahmaninov: Violin Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 31 No.2 ”The Tempest”
Fredéric Chopin: Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40, No.2; Ballade in F minor, Op. 52, No.4; Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op. 15, No.2; Scherzo in C-sharp minor, Op. 39, No.3
Sergei Rahmaninov: Etudes Tableaux, Op. 39
At the concert, we’ll follow the authorities' instructions on health safety. Current instructions will be announced closer to the concert day on the Oulu Music Festival website and on social media.
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