This week on West Texas Talk, we’re featuring interviews conducted by Tom Michael with pianist Stanislav Khristenko and composer Jeffrey Nytch, ahead of the Rach Rocks performance with the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale. Rach Rocks is a musical celebration of a unique duo, Rachmaninoff and the American Southwest, and will be performed Saturday, November 8th, at 7:30 PM.
Stanislav Khristenko, a Ukrainian concert pianist and winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, willbe performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Jeffrey Nytch is a composer and director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Nytch’s Symphony No. 1: Formations centers on the exploration of human history in relation to the geology of the American South, including the formation of fossil fuels, and will be performed by the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale.