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Kirill Gerstein Can Play with One Hand Tied Behind His Back!*

Kirill Gerstein, virtuoso pianist and long-time friend of the Houston Symphony, returns on January 22–24 to perform a program with Andrés and the orchestra that includes Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. We spoke with Kirill recently to welcome … Continue reading

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Meet the Houston Symphony’s New Steinway Piano!

The Houston Symphony Central and Bay Area Leagues have given the orchestra a literal “gift of music” in the form of a brand new Steinway concert grand piano. Houston Symphony League, Vice President of Fundraising, Betty Tutor led the campaign … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s “Wrong” Note by Kirill Gerstein

The following is a portion of a blog post Kirill Gerstein wrote for The New York Review of Books: Recently, the British pianist Stephen Hough reported on his blog that he had made “The most exciting musical discovery of [his] … Continue reading

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The final showdown: Kirill vs. “Rach 2”

The third and final week of “RachFest” is filling me with excitement for the upcoming performances of Rachmaninoff’s second concerto. I’m also feeling a hint of nostalgia as this project comes to a close. It has been wonderful and challenging … Continue reading

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One down, three to go! On deck: Rach 1 & 4

Our “RachFest” continues this week with a pairing of Rachmaninoff’s 1st and 4th piano concertos. These two wonderful pieces are sometimes undeservedly overshadowed by their more famous cousins. I am glad to have the chance to present them to the … Continue reading

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