Drew Petersen | Masterworks 2: The Great Gate | 2PM & 8PM

Starting on October 21, 2023 2:00 pm
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Classical

Petersen Plays Grieg
Drew Petersen | Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

Saturday, October 21, 2023
2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (ET)
First Baptist Church of Asheville

Darko Butorac, conductor

Drew Petersen, piano

Art inspires art in turn. This is particularly true for Mussorgsky’s iconic Pictures at an Exhibition, which were inspired by a series of works by Viktor Hartmann, an architect and painter. Mussorgsky’s ten movements, originally written for piano, depict subjects like the legendary Baba Yaga, The Old Castle, and the Great Gate of Kiev. The symphonic work we know today was orchestrated after Mussorgsky’s death by Ravel, who makes an additional appearance on the program with his first piano concerto. Rounding out the program is an Evening Serenade by Silvestrov, Ukraine’s foremost composer.

Silvestrov Evening Serenade

Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

Drew Petersen is the winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards.

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