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Saturday, May 11, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

“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

It is safe to say that 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 charming and lesser-known Sonata. No. 27, Brahms’s intense yet beautiful Ballades, goosebump-inducing and finger-twisting Rachmaninoff, and one of Prokofiev’s tumultuous War Sonatas. Kissin's Washington Performing Arts recital at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall will truly be an extraordinary experience for all who attend.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Johannes Brahms - Ballades, Op. 10
Sergei Rachmaninoff - 6 Moments Musicaux, Op. 16
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

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

Washington Performing Arts is committed to ensuring visitors of all abilities can experience the performances and programs we present. We partner with our venues to ensure accommodations are available. For specific questions about accessibility at our Kennedy Center events, please visit https://www.kennedy-center.org/visit/accessibility or contact us at patronservices@washingtonperformingarts.org.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: The Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation, the 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 2023-24 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; and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities