Festivals & Series

Kirill Gerstein, piano

Skyline Piano Artist Series

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

“…a poetic sensitivity to match the technical fireworks…” –Boston Classical Review

Kirill Gerstein’s versatility, clarity of expression, and virtuosity have propelled him to the top of his profession. First prize winner at the 10th Arthur Rubinstein Competition, he is also the recipient of a Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Gilmore Artist Award. He has commissioned new works from composers including Timo Andres, Chick Corea, Oliver Knussen, and Brad Mehldau. Highlights of his 2017-18 season included debuts with the Pittsburgh and National symphonies; re-engagements with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco symphonies; and appearances in Europe with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bavaria Radio Orchestra, the BBC Proms, and the Czech, Rotterdam, Stockholm, and Oslo Philharmonics.

Franz Liszt, Transcendental Etude No. 7 in C Major (“Eroica”), S. 139
Ludwig van Beethoven, “Eroica” Variations in E-flat Major
Leoš Janáček, Sonata 1.x.1905 (“From the Street”)
Franz Liszt, Funérailles
Thomas Adès, Berceuse (from The Exterminating Angel)
Claude Debussy, Elégie, L. 138
Claude Debussy, Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon
Komitas, selections from Six Folk Dances
Maurice Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin

Single tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with a valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.