A Rare Joint Performance From Perlman & Kissin
Two icons of classical are set to play together in Boston for the first time! Don't miss the hallowed pairing of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and ivory-tickling icon Evgeny Kissin during a special one-night-only performance at the Boston Symphony Hall as part of the BSO's Celebrity Series. Together the pair will reach the soaring sonic heights of Mozart's Violin Sonata No 23 in D Major, Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major and Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major in a rare joint performance that is simply not to be missed.
The evening begins with Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 23, a work held in high esteem by many, including Albert Einstein who called it 'the great concert sonata'. Composed in 1778 for violin and piano but not published in the composer's lifetime, the sonata is filled with aural delight and fine arrangement for the pairing. This is followed by Brahm's 1886 sonata, one of his most beloved chamber music works for the chamber thanks to its radiant and joyful mood. The evening comes to a close with Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, a work celebrated for its technical demands, emotional depth and unusual length at 40 minutes.