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Brazilian Pianist With Symphony Tonight

Brazilian pianist Arnoldo Cohen will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 tonight with the Spokane Symphony. The Rachmaninoff Second is rivaled only by Tchaikovsky’s First in popularity with audiences.

Cohen, born in Brazil, educated there and in Vienna, was the 1972 first-prize winner of the Busoni Competition in Italy. His appearance in Spokane is a part of the first U.S. tour since 1971.

Tonight’s concert will also include Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 and Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements. Fabio Mechetti, the orchestra’s music director will conduct.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Opera House. Tickets range from $13 to $28 and are available at the Symphony box office in the Seafirst Building, 624-1200, and at G&B; outlets, 325-SEAT and (800) 325-SEAT.

, DataTimes