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  • Date Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Time 6:30 pm
  • Venue Carpenter Theatre
  • guest conductor Danail Rachev
  • Series 2017-18 Dominion Energy Casual Fridays

Take an evening off, and enjoy timeless music and cocktails with us. This Casual Fridays Concert features “Pictures from an Exhibition – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann”; a suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for the piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. In 1874 an exhibition of Hartmann’s pictures was organized in the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Mussorgsky went to the exhibition and was inspired to compose his piano piece. The suite is Mussorgsky’s most famous piano composition and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. It has become further known through various orchestrations and arrangements produced by other musicians and composers.

Casual Fridays is our series for experimentation, and we are thrilled to have two partners providing a combination of curated visual art and close-up, live video projections of this performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition! You will be able to experience this concert in greater detail…even down to how quickly our violinists’ hands move.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will be pairing works of art from their collection with movements from Pictures at an Exhibition to enhance this concert experience. Videography will be provided by The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, VCU.

Also, please join us for an exclusive post-concert after party with Symphony musicians, just across Broad Street at Vagabond!


Learn more about Danail Rachev, guest conductor

Learn more about Ian Parker, piano