Nick Docherty, Marketing and Communications Assistant at the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, approached Elyse Lovelace and I with the prospect of creating a “suspended” art gallery in the wings of Chrysler Hall for Rachmaninoff Shines on Opening Night.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Philippe Bianconi, piano

Featured in the 1996 film, Shine, relive the cascading luscious melodies and thundering chords that make the “Rach 3” one of the most technically challenging piano concertos of all time.

SCHMIDT: Intermezzo from Notre Dame
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3

We invited Hampton Roads artists: Jamie Armstrong, Erin Cross, William Edwards, Ty Forehand, Julianna Heck, Mallory Jarrell, Heidi Peelen, and Martha Vann to exhibit their artwork.