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The OSM Performs Rachmaninoff and Amy Beach  2024-2025

Amy Beach rose to prominence as a composer with her “Gaelic” Symphony, a work which celebrates diverse legacies in America.

Season Presenting Partner

Rachmaninoff’s pianistic virtuosity was legendary, a fact he made markedly obvious in his Piano Concerto no. 3, in which rising star Marie-Ange Nguci will make her OSM debut. Drawing on Irish, Scottish, and English folklore, Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony celebrates an array of diverse cultural legacies in the United States, and with this sumptuously orchestrated work she established herself as a composer of stature.


Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Marie Jacquot, conductor

Marie-Ange Nguci, piano


Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, op. 30 (39 min.)

Intermission (20 min)

Amy Beach, Symphony in E minor, op. 32, ‘‘Gaelic’’ (41 min.)

Total duration100minutes