Sunday, May 13, 2018
Russian superstar pianist Evgeny Kissin makes his highly anticipated return to the SCP Piano series. A performer of magisterial virtuosity and probing intelligence, Kissin makes each of his Chicago appearances a celebrated event. “Inevitably a torrent of applause ensued, swelling to thunderous rhythmic clapping by the time the pianist had served up three encores” (Chicago Tribune).
Evgeny Kissin will sign CDs in Grainger Ballroom following the concert.
Approximate concert duration: 130 minutes including intermission
Beethoven Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)
Rachmaninov Selected Preludes from Op. 23
Rachmaninov Selected Preludes from Op. 32
Scriabin Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Rachmaninov Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
The appearance of Evgeny Kissin is generously supported by the JS Charitable Trust.