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GERSHWIN ’ S PIANO CONCERTO
GERSHWIN ’ S PIANO CONCERTO
MARCO BORGGREVE
MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE
Thursday , May 31 , 2018 , 8pm
JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL
Friday , June 1 , 2018 , 8pm Saturday , June 2 , 2018 , 8pm
Marin Alsop , Music Director Kirill Gerstein , piano
Igor Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird ( 1919 ) Introduction and Dance of the Firebird Dance of the Princesses Infernal Dance of King Kastchei Berceuse Finale
George Gershwin
INTERMISSION
About the Artists
Marin Alsop
For Marin Alsop ’ s bio , please see pg . 7 .
Kirill Gerstein
Pianist Kirill Gerstein ’ s curiosity and versatility have led to an engagement with a wide range of repertoire and styles . His playing is distinguished by its clarity of expression , discerning intelligence
Concerto in F Allegro Adagio - Andante con moto Allegro agitato
Kirill Gerstein
Robert Schumann Symphony No . 2 in C Major , op . 61 Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo Scherzo : Allegro vivace Adagio espressivo Allegro molto vivace
The concert will end at approximately 10 pm .
PRESENTING SPONSOR :
The appearance of pianist Kirill Gerstein is made possible through the major support of the Alvin and Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer Guest Artist Fund .
and virtuosity . Gerstein ’ s energetic and imaginative musical personality has rapidly taken him to the top of his profession .
An American citizen based in Berlin , Gerstein ’ s career is balanced between the U . S . and Europe . Highlights of his 2017 – 2018 season in North America include debuts with the Pittsburgh and National symphony orchestras ; re-engagements with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Boston , Chicago and Indianapolis symphony orchestras ; summer festival appearances at Ravinia ,
Aspen and his debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival ; and a tour with cellist Clemens Hagen with performances in Philadelphia , Toronto and Montreal . Internationally , Gerstein works with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Paris and Vienna ; the Bavaria Radio Orchestra ; the BBC Proms ; and the Czech , Rotterdam , Stockholm and Oslo philharmonics .
Gerstein ’ s recent engagements include performances with the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras , the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics , the Berlin Philharmonic , the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra , the Munich and London philharmonics , Dresden Staatskappelle , Finnish Radio Orchestra , Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich and the Ochestre National de France . He has performed recitals in Vienna , Paris , Prague , Hamburg , London ’ s Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall and at the Liszt Academy in Budapest . European festival appearances include performances at Verbier ; the Salzburg , Lucerne and Edinburgh festivals ; The Proms in London and the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival .
He recently released Scriabin ’ s Piano Concerto in F-sharp Minor with the Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko ( LAWO Classics ) and Scriabin ’ s Prometheus : The Poem of Fire . 2018 brings Gershwin ’ s Piano Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue with the St . Louis Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson for Myrios Classics , joining previous recordings for the label which include Liszt ’ s Transcendental Études , selected by The New Yorker as one of 2016 ’ s most notable recordings ; Tchaikovsky ’ s Piano Concerto No . 1 in the composer ’ s own final version from 1879 ; Imaginary Pictures , coupling Mussorgsky ’ s Pictures at an Exhibition with Schumann ’ s Carnaval ; a recital disc of works by Schumann , Liszt and Knussen ; and two discs with Tabea Zimmerman of sonatas for viola and piano by Brahms , Schubert , Franck , Clarke and Vieuxtemps .
Brought up in the former Soviet Union studying both classical and jazz piano ,
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GERSHWIN ’S PIANO CONCERTO MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8pm JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL Friday, June 1, 2018, 8pm Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8pm Marin Alsop, Music Director Kirill Gerstein, piano Igor Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird (1919) Introduction and Dance of the Firebird Dance of the Princesses Infernal Dance of King Kastchei Berceuse Finale George Gershwin Concerto in F Allegro Adagio - Andante con moto Allegro agitato Kirill Gerstein INTERMISSION Robert Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C Major, op. 61 Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo Scherzo: Allegro vivace Adagio espressivo Allegro molto vivace The concert will end at approximately 10 pm. PRESENTING SPONSOR: The appearance of pianist Kirill Gerstein is made possible through the major support of the Alvin and Fanny Blaustein Thalheimer Guest Artist Fund. About the Artists Marin Alsop For Marin Alsop’s bio, please see pg. 7. Kirill Gerstein Pianist Kirill Gerstein’s curiosity and versatility have led to an engagement with a wide range of repertoire and styles. His playing is distinguished by its clarity of expression, discerning intelligence 24 OV E R T U R E / BSOmusic.org and virtuosity. Gerstein’s energetic and imaginative musical personality has rapidly taken him to the top of his profession. An American citizen based in Berlin, Gerstein’s career is balanced between the U.S. and Europe. Highlights of his 2017 – 2018 season in North America include debuts with the Pittsburgh and National symphony orchestras; re-engagements with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Boston, Chicago and Indianapolis symphony orchestras; summer festival appearances at Ravinia, Aspen and his debut at the Mostly Mozart F \][[H\][\[Y[Y[]\ܛX[\[[Y[XKܛ۝[[۝X[ [\][ۘ[K\Z[ܚ]HZ\Y][]\ܘ\H[\\[Y[NH]\XHY[“ܘ\NH\[BޙX \[KH[[\[ۚX˂\Z[&\X[[Y[Y[[YB\ܛX[\]H][[[[Y[XHܘ\\H]–[ܚ[[[\[\[ۚXH\[[\[ۚXHX[ۘ\X]ܘ\KH][X[ۙۈ[\[ۚX\[X]\[K[\Y[ܘ\Kۚ[Hܘ\H[\X[B\H][ۘ[H[KH\œ\ܛYYX][[Y[K\\YYK[X\ۙ۸&\Y[ܙB[[]YY[[^X][[]H\ޝXY[^H[Y\\ ]\X[\][\X\[\[YH\ܛX[\˜]\Y\H[\X\H[Y[\\][H\[ۙۈ[H\\[[H[X\]\X\][ HX[H[X\YܚXX[&\X[ۘ\[\\Z[܈]B[\[ۚX[\[H][ŠU\XH[ܚXX[&\”Y]]\ΈHو\K N[\[&\X[ۘ\š[[\H[YH]B Z\[\۞Hܘ\H[]Yؙ\ۈ܈^\[\X[[][\Xܙ[܈HX[X[YH\ޝ8&\[[[[]Y\[XYHH][ܚ\\›ۙHو M&\[XHXܙ[•ZZݜx&\X[ۘ\ˈ B[H\\&\ۈ[[\[ۂH N N[XY[\HX\\\[“]\ܙx&\X\\][^X][ۂ][X[&\\][HX][\وܚH[X[\ޝ[۝\[[\]XXB[[Y\X[وۘ]\܈[H[X[HZ\X\ [\H[Y]^[\˂Y\[HܛY\ݚY][[ۂYZ[\X[[^X[