From Russia With Love
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7:30 pm
at The Falls Church Episcopal
Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2, in F major, Op. 102
Rachel Franklin, soloist
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 1, in D Major, Op. 43
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About the soloist
British-born pianist Rachel Franklin is much in demand as performer, music lecturer and teacher. As a Pro Musicis International Award winner, she gave her solo debuts in Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, and Jordan Hall, Boston. The Boston Globe enthused about her "beautiful differentiations of color, touch and texture" and described a performance on her solo debut CD as "not inferior...to the recorded performances by Cortot and Rubinstein." She has also given European Pro Musicis solo debuts in Paris and Rome. At the Wigmore Hall, London, where she has given several recitals, critics applauded her "stunning individuality," "exquisite dynamic control," and "amazing power and solidity of technique." The Washington Post has praised her "cool-headed bravura and panache" and the Baltimore Sun lauded "a flawless crystalline technique, and warmth and electricity in her playing." Recent successes include concertos with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Sinfonietta, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony of the Potomac, the Amadeus Orchestra, the Arlington Philharmonic, the Frederick Symphony, and the Columbia Orchestra.
Washington Sinfonietta is the proud recipient of the Falls Church Arts and Culture Project Grant.