A concert by the Oberlin Orchestra conducted by Raphael Jiménez, with pianist YiQiao Li performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor (2014 Senior Concerto Competition winner).
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1 (final version, 1919)
Vivace; Andante; Allegro vivace
Franz Schreker: Prelude to a Drama
Richard Strauss: Salome, Op. 54 (Dance of the Seven Veils)
Pianist YiQiao Li, a student of Robert Shannon, will perform on the last Oberlin Orchestra concert of the academic year. On Friday, May 9, she will play Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto. Li was born in Harbin, China, and received her early music training at the Affiliated Middle School of China Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She has received top prizes in many national competitions in China, including the Xing Hai National Piano Competition and the China New Talent Competition, as well as the honor of being selected for the Beijing International Piano Festival.
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