By Dave Malloy
Directed by Courtney O’Connor
Music Director Dan Rodriguez
2022/23 Season Sponsors:
G. Lee & Diana Humphrey
Production: Sponsored by Don & Nina Berk
Corporate Sponsor: Bain, LP
Director Sponsor: Courtney O'Connor Sponsored by Ernesto and Melissa Anguilla
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez, sponsored by Ron Sudol
Orchestra: sponsored by James Kamitses & Cynthia Bencal
Grand Piano: sponsored by James Kamitses & Cynthia Bencal
Sound Design: Andrew Duncan Will, sponsored by Madelyn Betz & Paul Sorenson
When success and failure collide, can a young Rachmaninoff rediscover his musical genius?
A musical fantasia, Preludes unfolds in the hypnotized mind of composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff as he attempts to overcome his writer’s block following a disastrous premiere of his Symphony No. 1 in D minor. In an array of hypnotic reveries, he is invigorated by some of the most influential artists of the time including Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Tchaikovsky. Creativity is unlocked and ignited through Dave Malloy’s (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) bewitching mashup of original compositions and Rachmaninoff’s own work that takes us on a glorious journey on an artist’s quest to secure a legacy and reclaim a voice.