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Gerstein Plays Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2

About This Concert

Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein brings rigor and wit to Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto in a program that also features Shostakovich’s heroic Leningrad Symphony.

Program

RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No. 2 / 36 min

INTERMISSION / 20 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 7, Leningrad / 70 min

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Juanjo Mena, conductor
  • Kirill Gerstein, piano

Fun Facts

  • Gerstein will join the Orchestra throughout the calendar year 2020 to perform all of Rachmaninoff's major works for piano and orchestra.
  • In the early 2010s, Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena led a recording of Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony for Hyperion with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been described to “utterly redefine the terms under which past/current/future Turangalîlas need to be judged."
  • Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony premiered in its namesake city in 1942 while it was under siege by Nazi Germany. Loudspeakers broadcast the symphony throughout the city to erode German military morale.
  • The Boston Classical Review praises Gerstein, stating he has the “poetic sensitivity to match the technical fireworks.”

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

Throughout the year 2020, Kirill Gerstein and the Minnesota Orchestra are collaborating on all four of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's piano concertos. This performance is the first of four.

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Gerstein Plays Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2

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Kirill Gerstein, piano

Kirill Gerstein, piano

Throughout the year 2020, Kirill Gerstein and the Minnesota Orchestra are collaborating on all four of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's piano concertos. This performance is the first of four.

Save up to 15% when you purchase this concert as part of a Create Your Own Series (minimum of 3 concerts) subscription package.

About This Concert

Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein brings rigor and wit to Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto in a program that also features Shostakovich’s heroic Leningrad Symphony.

Program

RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No. 2 / 36 min

INTERMISSION / 20 min

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 7, Leningrad / 70 min

Artists

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Juanjo Mena, conductor
  • Kirill Gerstein, piano

Fun Facts

  • Gerstein will join the Orchestra throughout the calendar year 2020 to perform all of Rachmaninoff's major works for piano and orchestra.
  • In the early 2010s, Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena led a recording of Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony for Hyperion with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been described to “utterly redefine the terms under which past/current/future Turangalîlas need to be judged."
  • Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony premiered in its namesake city in 1942 while it was under siege by Nazi Germany. Loudspeakers broadcast the symphony throughout the city to erode German military morale.
  • The Boston Classical Review praises Gerstein, stating he has the “poetic sensitivity to match the technical fireworks.”

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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