Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto was designed to capitalize on the composer’s superhuman hands. Pianist Kirill Gerstein, hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation,” draws out every nuance of its rich musical language.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
Ask the Artist
Ask the Artist to follow the Thursday night concert. Free with ticket purchase
1 hour, 43 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
At home in both contemporary music and the core repertoire, Johannes Debus has conducted a wide range of world premières and works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, notably Salvatore Sciarrino's Macbeth and Luciano Berio's Un re in ascolto. He has collaborated with internationally-acclaimed ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, and Musikfabrik.
The multifaceted pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks. With a masterful technique, discerning intelligence, and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and styles, he has proven to be one of today’s most intriguing and versatile musicians.
Kirill Gerstein’s performances are generously underwritten by an anonymous donor through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.