Spring 2021 Concert

CANCELED: Evgeny Kissin, Joshua Bell, and Steven Isserlis
Pro Musica Hebraica’s Spring 2021 Concert

Event Update—July 27, 2021: We regret to announce that this online performance, originally scheduled for May 2021 and rescheduled for August 13–19, has now been canceled. The performance was to have been recorded live on stage at Switzerland’s Verbier Festival in late July, but Evgeny Kissin was obliged to withdraw due to a family emergency. The event will not be rescheduled.

All current ticket-holders, including series subscribers, will be contacted about the cancellation directly by Washington Performing Arts. 

For more information, please visit the performance’s event page on the Washington Performing Arts website.


Evgeny Kissin, piano
Joshua Bell, violin
Steven Isserlis, cello

Concert Summary

Presented in partnership by Pro Musica Hebraica and Washington Performing Arts

Three masters of classical music unite for an emotionally powerful and musically diverse presentation focusing on themes of vibrant Jewish life, memory, and loss.

The first section of the Headline Artist program includes works inspired by Jewish folk songs and liturgical melodies, beginning with the full trio on Solomon Rosowsky’s alternately stately and festive Fantastic Dance. The program continues with two evocative duo works by Ernest Bloch: Suite from Jewish Life (performed by Isserlis and Kissin) and Nigun (performed by Bell and Kissin).

The program’s second section memorializes the Holocaust in an unforgettable classic by Shostakovich, the Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67—a work inspired by the loss of a great friend and by the world’s discovery of the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps.

Concert Program

ROSOWSKY – Fantastic Dance for Piano Trio, Op. 6
BLOCH – Nigun
BLOCH – Suite from Jewish Life
SHOSTAKOVICH – Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67