Though not contemporaries, Chopin and Tchaikovsky had much in common: both died young, had a series of tumultuous personal relationships, and wrote enduring works of searing passion. Pianist Michelle Cann makes her second appearance on the KSO stage following a 2018 debut in which she was hailed as a “dynamic musical storyteller” (Arts Knoxville). This program opens with Watercolors by Knoxville’s own composer/painter Dosia McKay, sharing in both the color and deep texture of Chopin and Tchaikovsky’s compositions. The program closes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique), his final completed work known for its psychological depth and extremes of triumph and tragedy.