Evgeny Kissin, piano
Renée Fleming, soprano

Evgeny Kissin, piano
Renée Fleming, soprano
Wed, May 10, 8 p.m.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

A masterful pairing of Grammy-winning musicians!

Renowned pianist and virtuoso Evgeny Kissin joins superstar American soprano Renée Fleming to headline an unforgettable evening of music in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The duo unite to showcase the emotionally powerful, lyrical, and technically awe-inspiring works of Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and Liszt.

Program Details

Fleming/Kissin Duets:

Suleika I, D. 720, Op. 14, No. 1 (A minor)
Die Vögel (The Birds), D. 961
Lied der Mignon – nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D. 877, Op. 62, No. 4 (A-flat Major)
Rastlose Liebe, D. 138 (D Major)

Kissin Solos:

Sposalizio, S. 161, No. 1 (E Major)
Valse oubliée, No. 1

Fleming/Kissin Duets:

Freudvoll und Leidvoll, S. 280/1 (A-flat Major)
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh, S. 306/2 (E-flat Major)
Im Rhein, im schoenen Strome, S. 272/1 (D Major)


Lilacs, Op. 21, No. 5 (A-flat Major)
A Dream, Op. 38, No. 5 (D-flat Major)

Kissin Solo:

Mélodie and Sérénade from Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3 (E Major & B-flat minor)

Fleming/Kissin Duets:

S’il est un charmant gazon, S. 284/1 (A-flat Major)
Oh quand je dors, S. 282/1 (E-flat Major)


Extase (D Major)
Le Manoir de Rosdemonde (C-sharp minor)

“[Fleming’s] voice rolls through the surging chromaticism of Rachmaninoff’s songs, sustaining their rapturous lines with a combination of abandon and delicate poise.” 

-The Guardian

“So compelling is Kissin’s pianism, so fresh his response to even the most familiar phrases, that one hangs on every note.”

The Times (UK)

Our Partners

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Billy Rose Foundation; Jane C. Bergner, Esq.; Dr. Mark Cinnamon and Ms. Doreen Kelly; and Maria Voultsides and Thomas C. Chisnell, II.

Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

This is one of twenty 2022/23 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s The World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via the presentation of international visiting artists, globally inspired local programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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