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Celebrity Series of Boston
Gary Dunning, President
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Thomas Adès, piano and composer
(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present pianist Kirill Gerstein and pianist and composer Thomas Adès on Friday, March 15, 2019, at
Tickets start at $35 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at NEC’s Jordan Hall Box Office, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA.
This performance marks the second Celebrity Series concert for Kirill Gerstein; he made his debut in 2014. This concert will be the Celebrity Series debut for Thomas Adès.
Pianist Kirill Gerstein’s curiosity and versatility
He premieres a new piano concerto by Thomas Adès’ with the Boston Symphony at Symphony Hall and Carnegie
Gerstein has appeared with major orchestras including the Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Oslo, and Vienna Philharmonics, the Bavarian Radio, Finnish Radio Minnesota, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestras, and the Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, National, Dallas, Vancouver, and Houston symphonies. He has performed recitals in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Miami, Vienna, Paris, Prague, Hamburg, at London’s Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, and at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and he has also appeared at the Salzburg, Lucerne, and Edinburgh Festivals
His recordings on
Thomas Adès was born in London in 1971. His compositions include two operas, Powder Her Face (Cheltenham Festival/Almeida Theatre, London, 1995), and The Tempest (Royal Opera, Covent Garden, 2004). Other orchestral works include Asyla (CBSO, 1997), Tevot (Berlin Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall, 2007), Polaris (New World Symphony, Miami 2011), Violin Concerto Concentric Paths (Berliner Festspiele and London Proms, 2005), In Seven Days (Piano concerto with moving image - LA Philharmonic and RFH London 2008), and Totentanz for mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra (London Proms, 2013). From 1999 to 2008 he was Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival.
As a conductor, he appears regularly with, among others, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw, Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies, BBC Symphony, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. As an opera conductor, he has conducted The Rake's Progress at the Royal Opera, London and the Zürich Opera, and last Autumn made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York conducting The Tempest. He will conduct this production of The Tempest at the Vienna Staatsoper in 2015 with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Prizes include Grawemeyer Award for Asyla (1999); Royal Philharmonic Society large-scale composition awards for Asyla, The Tempest and Tevot; Ernst von Siemens Composers' prize for
DEBUSSY En blanc et noir
STRAVINSKY/SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony of Psalms
LUTOSLAWSKI Variations on a theme by Paganini
RAVEL La Valse
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 80-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Marian Anderson, Emanuel Ax, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Béla Bartók, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kirsten Flagstad, Renée Fleming, Dizzy Gillespie, Glenn Gould, Martha Graham, Herbie Hancock, Vladimir Horowitz, Diana Krall, Fritz Kreisler, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Ignace Paderewski, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Leontyne Price, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Mstislav Rostropovich, Artur Rubenstein, Andrés Segovia, Igor Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini, and many more.
Now presenting orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, contemporary dance, jazz, spoken word, and more, Celebrity Series believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its Arts for All! community programs, Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience – on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods – everywhere.