St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – Pines of Rome
Xian Zhang, conductor
Marie-Ange Nguci, piano
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
OTTORINO RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome
OTTORINO RESPIGHI Pines of Rome
Conductor Xian Zhang and pianist Marie-Ange Nguci make their SLSO debuts in a concert set in Italy. Respighi guides us through his city in Fountains and Pines of Rome. Rachmaninoff adapts Italian violin virtuoso Paganini’s dancing fingers to a virtuoso collection of variations for piano and orchestra. Rossini’s Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri fizzes and frolics.