SPM is thrilled to present as the featured work of its season opener, the other “Rach 2,” Rachmaninoff’s monumental second symphony. Those who have been enraptured, often numerous times, by the composer’s second piano concerto will be no less captivated by his major symphonic work. Chock full of memorable melodies, virtuosic display, and rich orchestral textures, the listener is sure to leave the performance moved and uplifted. Also featured is SPM principal flutist, Ethan Lin, performing the delightful and demanding concerto by Frenchman Jacques Ibert. And to open the program with a splash, Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst is everything its title implies.
Prize winner of the 2021 Puerto Rico International Collaborative Competition and Donald Peck International Flute Competition 2019, flutist Ethan Lin-Schwartz has toured throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. Raised in Southern California, Ethan has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and many other established ensembles. Over the past 15 years, Ethan has dedicated himself to educating and pairing flutists with instruments that reflect their success. Currently, he is the Executive Sales Manager at the world-renowned Burkart Flutes and Piccolos, and serves as Principal Flute for Symphony Pro Musica in Hudson, Massachusetts. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his husband and three dogs Axel, Henri, and Teddy.