Spring 2021 Concert

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


Webcast premieres Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8:00pm (EST)
and available thereafter through Thursday, May 27, 2021


Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW through Washington Performing Arts
at: washingtonperformingarts.org


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. To be recorded in early May on the stage of Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana, an early-20th-century masterpiece of the Catalan Art Nouveau, the performance will be shared online for the first time ever in this Home Delivery Plus presentation. 

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 BlochSuite from Jewish Life (performed by Steven Isserlis and Evgeny Kissin) and Nigun (performed by Joshua Bell and Kissin). Kissin will then offer a reading of Yiddish poetry, memorializing a lost way of life.

The program’s second section addresses the Holocaust in an unforgettable classic by Dmitri 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 

Featuring a Headline Artist performance plus: 

Soundcheck: The Arts, Undistanced: Wynton Marsalis in conversation with Steven Isserlis—part of a new WPA series. 

Linger Longer: Panel discussion on “Lost Culture,” featuring Evgeny Kissin and a number of experts on Jewish history and culture.