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Glinka, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky with Kirill Gerstein
UndersScore Friday Concert


Koussevitzky Music Shed - Lenox, MA - View Map

Patrons will hear comments about the program directly from onstage BSO musician Robert Sheena (English horn).


Koussevitzky Artist Kirill Gerstein joins BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur and the BSO for Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, a prime example of the composer's Russian-tinged Romanticism. The program begins with Glinka's infectiously energetic Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila, the second of his two operas. After intermission, Mr. Masur leads the orchestra in a performance of the complete music from Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird, a scintillating score that proved to be the composer's breakout success when the ballet opened in Paris in 1910.

Featured Performers

Ken-David   Masur, conductor Ken-David Masur, conductor Kirill   Gerstein, piano Kirill Gerstein, piano
Program Notes Audio
GLINKA - Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila (5 min)
RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 2 (37 min)
STRAVINSKY - The Firebird (Complete) (45 min)
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