|Modest Mussorgsky:||A Night on Bald Mountain|
|Sergei Rachmaninoff:||Piano Concerto No. 2|
|Ludwig van Beethoven:||Symphony No. 7|
About This Performance
“[Matsuev’s] poetic instincts held fast in tender moments, with trills as thrillingly precise as one might ever hope to hear.” -New York Times
Mussorgsky’s well-known tone poem tells the story of a witch’s Sabbath near Kiev; its theme made more famous by Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia. Russian powerhouse Denis Matsuev returns to showcase a Russian masterpiece with Rachmaninoff’s well-known Piano Concerto No. 2. Beethoven’s exciting Seventh Symphony is even more electrifying when guided by the baton of Manfred Honeck.
Explore & Engage
Concert Prelude: Robert B. Moir, Sr. Vice President of Artistic Planning, interviews Music Director Manfred Honeck
Free and open to all ticket holders; on stage, one hour prior to the concert
Browse through displays about Beethoven and his world as part of the PSO’s multi-year Beethoven Project, as well as Rachmaninoff and composer-pianists.
PSO Book Club with WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham (Sunday only)
Parallels and Paradoxes, Explorations in Music and Society by Daniel Barenboim and Edward W. Said
Sunday, February 17 at 1:30 p.m. – Grand Tier Lounge
FREE to all ticketholders to the afternoon’s performance
Availability is limited; advance registration is required.
TO REGISTER: Call 412.392.4876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Explore & Engage program