Mendelssohn’s Scottish

Friday, February 1, 2019 8:00PM
Powell Hall

Mendelssohn’s Scottish
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Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead
SCRIABIN Piano Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, "Scottish"

The sensations of a lively Scottish atmosphere are portrayed in Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, and pianist Kirill Gerstein takes the stage in Scriabin’s only concerto.

  • Symphony No. 3, “Scottish,” is a work inspired by the composer’s discovery of the rugged lands of Scotland, from rocky mountains to the stormy countryside.
  • The St. Louis Post Dispatch describes Kirill Gerstein as a virtuoso pianist who plays with both strength and sensitivity.”
  • Lovers of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos will enjoy the similar sounds of Scriabin’s Piano Concerto.
  • Did you know: Mendelssohn’s "Scottish" does not include the typical music of Scotland, but instead portrays the emotions that arose while Mendelssohn visited Scotland.