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Sunday, February 20 at 3:00PM
Smith Opera House
Geneva Concerts
Symphoria, the Orchestra of Central New York, features pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a program led by Lawrence Loh.
Symphoria returns to Geneva with pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a concert with unexpected links to American music. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor raises the curtain for this concert, with his Ballade in A-minor. Coleridge-Taylor made three tours of the United States during his lifetime, and his inclusion in the program serves to reinforce the orchestra’s commitment to truly diverse programming.
Mr. Nakamatsu will perform Maurice Ravel’s clever Piano Concerto in G-major. During a four month tour of the United States, Ravel became more enamored with the jazz aesthetic, and worked jazz idioms into much of his later music, including this piano concerto.
Sergei Rachmaninoff, while most famous for his work as a pianist, continues to enjoy a posthumously growing reputation as a composer. The 1917 Revolution led Rachmaninoff to seek his fortunes beyond Russia, and he eventually landed in the United States, where he lived for the rest of his life. He developed a particular fondness for the Philadelphia Orchestra, growing to especially love their famed string section. His Symphony No.3 will conclude this program.


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A-minor, Op.33
Maurice Ravel: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in G-major
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.3 in A-minor, Op.44

Single ticket prices are $30 for adults and seniors and $10 for college students. Children through grade 12 are always admitted FREE thanks to our Sponsor-a-Student program. Hobart and William Smith students are admitted free with ID thanks to generous past support from the Colleges. Tickets are available online at and at the door, day of the concert. All seating is general admission. Please note that Geneva Concerts’ pre-concert talks before events have been suspended temporarily due to Covid-19.

Geneva Concerts has brought live music and dance to the community since 1946, especially encouraging young people to attend through the Sponsor-A-Student program and educational outreach programs brought to the schools.
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This concert is made possible, in part, by generous underwriting from the Williams Family Foundation and funding from FairGame, supporting the arts and cultural organizations through the NYS Gaming Commission.

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Tickets:$30, $10 college students, Free K-12 and HWS students