Pianist Lori Sims is the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s formidable Piano Concerto No. 3, with Bruce Uchimura conducting the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra this Sunday in Chenery Auditorium.
They talk about the difficulties and rewards of the music, and Ms. Sims expresses her appreciation for the aura of excitement and energy student musicians bring to a performance. Bruce Uchimura also discusses the other major work on the program: Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Another highlight on Sunday’s concert is a world premiere, written by a WMU alumna. The concert is part of the 100th anniversary season of the Western Michigan University School of Music.