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.

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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