Evgeny Kissin, piano

Symphony Hall

In recent performances with Celebrity Series, Evgeny Kissin has done it all; he has appeared to acclaim as a chamber music partner with the Emerson String Quartet and as a collaborative pianist with the esteemed soloists Itzhak Perlman and Renée Fleming. In the 2022/23 season, he returns to center stage with his first Symphony Hall solo recital since 2014. The event promises power, staggering technical prowess, and sublime music-making.  

The program features Bach’s Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, Mozart’s Sonata No. 9 in D Major, and Chopin's Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44. The second half is devoted to the late-Romantic composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, on the 150th anniversary of his birth; Kissin will play selections from Rachmaninoff’s Preludes and also selected Études-Tableaux. Let your imagination wander as Kissin sets the scene for the great composer’s sweeping, virtuosic, and evocative “picture pieces.” 

Experience the power and brilliance of a singularly compelling artist when Evgeny Kissin makes a long-awaited return to the Symphony Hall stage! 


Program Details




“Lilacs” (Trans for solo piano by the composer)
Prelude in A minor, Opus 32, no. 8
Prelude in G-flat Major, Opus 23, no. 10
Selected Études-tableaux, Opus 39

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

New York Times

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This performance is generously sponsored by
The Rabb Family Foundations.

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