In Memory of Isaac Stern

Evgeny Kissin, piano

Sat, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Evgeny Kissin’s performances with Washington Performing Arts are one of the highlights and most anticipated recitals of any given year in the Washington, D.C., classical scene. The simultaneous grandeur and intimacy of Evgeny Kissin’s solo performances give full voice to his expressive range and impressive skill. For this recital, Mr. Kissin brings repertoire that has brought him deserving renown: Beethoven’s lesser-known Sonata. No. 27, Brahms’s intense yet beautiful Balladesgoosebump-inducing and finger-twisting Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev’s thrilling Piano Sonata No. 7, and Chopin’s Nocturne in F-sharp Minor and Fantaisie in F Minor. Kissin’s Washington Performing Arts recital at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall will truly be an extraordinary experience for all who attend.

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Program Details

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, op. 90
Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne in F-sharp Minor, op. 48, no. 2
 Fantaisie in F Minor, op. 49
Johannes Brahms – Ballades, op. 10
Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, op. 14

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

The New York Times

Our Partners

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: The Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation, Anne and Burton Fishman, Steven and Keiko Kaplan, Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, and Jane C. Bergner, Esq.

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 fourteen 2023-2024 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. Support for The World in Our City is provided by The Boeing Company.

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; and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

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