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St. Louis Symphony – Mendelssohn’s Scottish

February 2, 8:00 pm
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| Powell Symphony Hall

Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano


RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead
SCRIABIN Piano Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”


The sensations of a lively Scottish atmosphere are portrayed in Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, and pianist Kirill Gerstein takes the stage in Scriabin’s only concerto.


  • Symphony No. 3, “Scottish,” is a work inspired by the composer’s discovery of the rugged lands of Scotland, from rocky mountains to the stormy countryside.
  • The St. Louis Post Dispatch describes Kirill Gerstein as a virtuoso pianist who plays with both strength and sensitivity.”
  • Fans of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos will enjoy the similar sounds of Scriabin’s Piano Concerto.
  • Did you know: Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” does not include the typical music of Scotland, but instead portrays the emotions that arose while Mendelssohn visited the country.

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