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Concert: Evgeny Kissin, Chicago Symphony Center, February 27

Stage seats just added!

The popular and enigmatic Evgeny Kissin returns to Symphony Center for a special residency. His extraordinary virtuosity and powerful interpretations make him one of the most sought-after pianists in the world. Don’t miss your chance to witness incredible artistry and immeasurable musical depth when he performs this February. Call 312-294-3000 or visit to purchase your tickets today!

Symphony Center Presents Piano Series

Sunday, February 27, 3:00

Evgeny Kissin, piano


Liszt Etude No. 9 in A-Flat Major Ricordanza
Liszt Sonata in B Minor
Liszt “Funérailles” from Harmonies poétiques et
Liszt “Vallée d’Obermann? from Années de pèlerinage,
Book 1 (Suisse)
Liszt “Gondoliera,” “Canzone” and “Tarantella” from 
Venezia e Napoli

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Discussion: Beyond the Score: Pure Propaganda? Prokofiev 5, Chicago Symphony Center, January 7, 9

BTS: Prokofiev 5

1:30 PM
Friday January 7, 2011
3:00 PM
Sunday January 9, 2011

Pure Propaganda?

In 1936, after nearly 20 years in the West, Prokofiev returned to his native Russia, now the Soviet Union, where he found it more difficult than he had thought to write music to please the Communist authorities. But when war came in 1941, the atmosphere changed. The regime needed artists to inspire and lead. Prokofiev played his part, and, as the tide of war turned in 1944, he created one of his most paradoxical and yet melodious masterpieces.

The CSO’s highly successful multimedia series Beyond the Score® reveals the story behind great works of music with live dramatized commentary and audiovisual illustrations. Visit for more information and for FREE downloads of previous Beyond the Score® productions.

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