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VERBIER FESTIVAL

Celebrates its 25th anniversary!

Salle des Combins - 25 July 2018

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SERGEI BABAYAN piano
SEONG-JIN CHO piano
RICHARD GOODE piano
EVGENY KISSIN piano
DENIS KOZHUKHIN piano
MIKHAÏL PLETNEV piano
SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF piano
DANIIL TRIFONOV piano
YUJA WANG piano

PROGRAMME

BEDRICH SMETANA
Sonata for two pianos 8 hands
JOHANNES BRAHMS
“Souvenir de la Russie”, 6 Fantasies on Russian and Gipsy melodies for piano, 4 hands
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / MIKHAIL PLETNEV
“Joys of Man’s Desiring” for 2 pianos
SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Romance in A Major, for six hands
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Slavonic Dances, Op. 72
SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Italian Polka for four hands piano in E-flat minor, TN II/21
SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Suite for two pianos No. 1, Op. 5
WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI
Variations on a theme of Paganini for Two Pianos
GIOACHINO ROSSINI
William Tell

The Verbier Festival celebrates its first quarter of a century in style with an exceptional gala concert! The celebratory evening begins with a collection of works for piano performed by some of today’s greatest artists of the instrument: Sergei Babayan, Seong-Jin Cho, Richard Goode, Evgeny Kissin, Denis Kozhukhin, Mikhaïl Pletnev, Sir András Schiff, Rodion Shchedrin, Daniil Trifonov, and Yuja Wang! The highlight of the evening comes with Rossini’s William Tell Overture for four pianos and 16 hands!