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Finnish Conductor to Perform at Kennedy Center

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Photo: Veikko Kähkönen

Hannu Lintu, a world-renowned Finnish conductor, will come to Washington, D.C. to perform at the Kennedy Center for three consecutive nights from February 1 to 3. He will be joined by pianist Kirill Gerstein, who shines in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 on an all-Russian program. Conductor Lintu also pays homage to Tchaikovsky through the composer's The Tempest and Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss, a work written in Tchaikovsky's memory.

The conductor's orchestral work spans continents. While serving the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra as its Chief Conductor since 2013, he has actively cooperated with other orchestras all around the globe.

Lintu is also a popular sight in the concert halls of the United States. Previously, Lintu has performed with the Chicago Symphony at Grant Park, Indianapolis Symphony Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and New Jersey Symphony – just to name a few.

The three shows at the Kennedy Center won't be his last in the U.S., since he plans to return later in the spring. In April, friends of classical music can catch him perform in Detroit and St. Louis.

About

Kirill Gerstein, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Tempest
RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2
STRAVINSKY: The Fairy’s Kiss

Performance Timing: Part One - 51 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 45 min.


2/1/2018 7:00 PM - 2/3/2018 10:00 PM

Place
Kennedy Center

Street address
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

Links
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Updated 1/31/2018


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