Adès: Powder her Face Suite
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Busoni: Fantasia Contrappuntistica
Ravel: La Valse
Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Kirill Gerstein’s playing is distinguished by its clarity of expression, discerning intelligence and virtuosity, and an energetic, imaginative musical presence that places him at the top of his profession. This concert brings the two generational talents together in a program featuring highlights of the two-piano repertoire: Adès suite from his groundbreaking opera Powder Her Face; Busoni’s homage to Bach, the Fantasia Contrappuntistica; Rachmaninoff’s own arrangement of his exhilarating late career Symphonic Dances; and the virtuosic La Valse.