Järvi conducts Russian masterworks

Wednesday 11 Jun 2014, 7:30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Venue Box Office: 0116 233 3111

Paavo Järvi conductor

Kirill Gerstein piano

Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Written at the height of a repressive Soviet regime, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was famously, and moreover, ambiguously dubbed by one journalist as “a Soviet artist’s creative answer to just criticism”. Rachmaninov’s fiendishly difficult Third Piano Concerto is tonight played by Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein who the Observer describes as “one of the hottest guns in the game … superb”.

6.15-6.50pm Kirill Gerstein in conversation with John Florance in the DMH
auditorium. Free.