David Alan Miller, Conductor
Sergei Babayan, Piano
Barber: School for Scandal
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Corigliano: Symphony No. 1 "of Rage and Remembrance"
"Worthless," declared the composer's friends. "Impossible to play." But Tchaikovsky refused to change a note of what became history's most romantic and popular piano concerto. The New Year begins as piano virtuoso Sergei Babayan plays Tchaikovsky’s immortal First Piano Concerto. Also, the moving Symphony No. 1 by Grammy Award-winning composer, John Corigliano, a memorial inspired by the AIDS Quilt to those loved and lost.