Under the baton of conductor and music director Peter Rubardt, the orchestra will perform Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances,” excerpts from Serge Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slave,” and conclude with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2,” featuring guest artist Natasha Paremski, a Russian-born pianist.
Born in Moscow, Paremski moved to the United States when she was 8 years old and became a U.S. citizen shortly thereafter. She is now based in New York. She received several awards at a young age, including the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of 18, the Prix Montblanc in 2007 and the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In September 2010, she received the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year award.