“Thank You” Concert for the Community

Monday, December 2, 7:30 PM from Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Pre-Concert Talk 6:30 PM

2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein will treat area music lovers to a free solo recital featuring a program that includes Schumann’s Carnaval and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Gerstein remarked, “I’m thrilled to be able to perform this recital for the Kalamazoo community, which has been so generous and supportive to me over the last decade.”

This concert is being made possible through the generous support of Gerstein, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and Kalamazoo Public Schools. Live video streaming of the concert is being sponsored by Jeff K. Ross Financial Services, LLC and provided by Public Media Network.

Haydn Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
Schumann Carnaval, Op. 9
T. Andres Old Friend
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Concert Program

Since being named Gilmore Artist in 2010, Gerstein’s career and artistic reputation has surged on the international stage. He has debuted with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Montreal Symphony and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has made return engagements with the Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and San Antonio Symphony, and performed Rachmaninoff’s complete concertos in a three week residency with the Houston Symphony. In addition, Gerstein has appeared at numerous music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chicago’s Grant Park Festival, Vail Valley Bravo Festival, and with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood.

The Gilmore Artist Awards are the legacy of Irving S. Gilmore, a Kalamazoo businessman and philanthropist, whose special devotion to keyboard music, its musicians and the people of Kalamazoo inspired the creation in 1989 of the biennial Festival and Gilmore Artist and Young Artist Awards.

The recipient of the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award will be announced in January.

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