Tchaikovsky Festival

02/08/2019, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

DeVos Performance Hall map


Tchaikovsky At Bedtime
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile for Cello and String Orchestra
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Marcelo Lehninger Conductor | Andrei Ionita Cello, Gold medalist at International Tchaikovsky Competition
Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus Pearl Shangkuan, Director

“The most Russian of all Russian composers,” according to Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky was one of the greatest composers of melody who ever lived. In his late 30s, the unabashed romantic truly hit his stride. In just four years from 1875 to 1879, Tchaikovsky premiered his First Piano Concerto, his Violin Concerto in D Major, his ballet Swan Lake, and his opera Eugene Onegin. Nestled among these are his deeply emotional, fateful Symphony No. 4 and his exquisite Variations on a Rococo Theme. Andrei Ionita, winner of the Gold Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is soloist in Tchaikovsky’s only major work for cello and orchestra.
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Tune in to our concert rebroadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio on Sunday, April 21 at 1 pm.


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Individual tickets start at $18 |  Students $5

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Inside the Music, 7 PM - Free Preconcert Talks
Inside the Music sponsored by  

Series Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Helen DeVos  |  Guest Artist Sponsored by Edith I. Blodgett Guest Artist Fund
Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus Sponsor: Mary E. Tuuk

Beginning this season, new security measures will be in place. All patrons must pass through metal detectors upon entering the venue. All bags are subject to inspection. Bags larger than 14 x 14 x 6 inches will not be permitted.