Experience the Healing Power of Live Symphonic Music
The Cal Poly Symphony welcomes guest soloist Tanya Gabrielian, hailed by the London Times as "a pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle,” to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. An acclaimed soloist, she has performed with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Boston Pops.
In addition to performing, Gabrielian is passionate about community engagement, education, and activism through art. She has collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness in programs highlighting the stigma around mental health issues, and with other artists in multidisciplinary projects that have earned her international recognition. The orchestra’s program focuses on composers Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, all of whom suffered with mental illness.
This concert serves as the culmination of Gabrielian’s week-long residency in the Cal Poly community. During her stay, she will work with students, participate in panel discussions and perform chamber music.
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, arranged by the composer for orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet overture-fantasy
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op.102
Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22