Pictures at an Exhibition

    Russian Festival

    Concert Details

    After an artist friend’s unexpected passing, Mussorgsky paid homage by composing a suite of musical paintings inspired by his friend’s sketches. Music Director Ken-David Masur conducts Gorchakov’s orchestral arrangement of this colorful gallery — listen for the familiar, brassy “Promenade” throughout. Sergei Babayan, a pianist of “consummate technique and insight” (New York Times) performs Prokofiev’s passionate Third Piano Concerto.

    Uihlein Hall Seating Chart

    The MSO Steinway piano was made possible through a generous gift from Michael & Jeanne Schmitz

    About this performance


    Start Time

    8:00p on Friday, January 17

    8:00p on Saturday, January 18


    Ken-David Masur


    Sergei Babayan


    Festive Overture, Opus 96


    Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 26


    (K)ein Sommernachstraum

    Mussorgsky (arr. Gorchakov)

    Pictures at an Exhibition