Festival Finale – Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra with Kirill Gerstein


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pre-concert talk 7:00 PM

Chenery Auditorium

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The 2012 Gilmore Festival comes to a close on a high note with 2010 Gilmore Artist, Kirill Gerstein, performing a new work for piano and vibraphone that he commissioned by well-known jazz pianist Chick Corea. In a special guest appearance, the celebrated vibraphonist Gary Burton will perform The Visitors with Gerstein. Burton was Gerstein’s first teacher in the US at the Berklee College of Music nearly 20 years ago.

Gerstein will also perform two piano concertos with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra – Shostakovich’s lovely 2nd Concerto and Beethoven’s mighty 5th Concerto, the “Emperor.”

Genres: Classical, Orchestral

Beethoven Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72b
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Chick Corea The Visitors (2012)
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102

Concert Program   |   Program Notes (PDF)



Raymond Harvey

Raymond Harvey

Kirill Gerstein
2010 Gilmore Artist – Piano

Gary Burton


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