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Kissin's Chopin, Penderecki Premiere Commemorate Armenian Genocide at Carnegie Hall >>

Virtuoso pianist Evgeny Kissin will be leading a special concert at Carnegie Hall entitled "With You, Armenia" in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks some 100 years ago. As Classicalite contributor James Inverne duly lets us know, the concert will juxtapose Armenian composers with works by Chopin and, surprise, will feature the world premiere of a newly composed work by Krzysztof Penderecki. Poland's greatest living composer, as per the 'Guardian,' yes, Mr. Penderecki is all too familiar with historical horrors--and how to honor them.

Evgeny Kissin "Unforgettable" in Concert of Jewish Music and Poetry at Kennedy Center, Writes Post's Anne Midgette >>

Evgeny Kissin has pulled off a brilliant coup with his latest project, an exploration of Jewish music and Yiddish poetry--both performed by him. And the performance, at Washington's Kennedy Center, was hailed by Washington Post critic Anne Midgette as one of the finest things she had ever witnessed.

WATCH: Russian/British/Jewish Pianist Evgeny Kissin on Finally Getting His Israeli Passport >>

Russian/British/Jewish pianist Evgeny Kissin issued the following quite emotional appeal--in Russian/English/Hebrew--for his fellow professionals' solidarity with his newest country.

READ: Russian-British Pianist Evgeny Kissin on Getting His Israeli Passport >>

"I am a Jew, Israel is a Jewish state--and since long ago I have felt that Israel, although I do not live there, is the only state in the world with which I can fully identify myself, whose case, problems, tragedies and very destiny I perceive to be mine." -- Evgeny Kissin

Russian-British Pianist Evgeny Kissin, Backed by Natan Sharansky, Becoming Israeli Citizen >>

Russian-Brit superstar pianist Evgeny Kissin will become an Israeli citizen on Saturday, December 7, 2013. He has received the personal backing of another prominent Russian (now leading Israeli politician), Natan Sharansky.

Verbier Festival Celebrates a Star-Studded 20th Anniversary >>

A couple of days late, but..."Happy birthday to you, / Happy birthday to you, / Happy birthday dear Verbier Festival, / Happy birthday to you!"

Two Years Later, James Levine Returns to Carnegie a Wheelchair >>

The reviews are in. And by all accounts, James Levine's handi-capable return to the Met Orchestra's podium was, in fact, triumphant.

James Levine to Conduct an Evening of Comic Opera Presented by Juilliard and the Met

James Levine & Evgeny Kissin [PHOTOS] >>

Two years ago to this very date--April 10, 2011--James Levine conducted his last concert with the MET Orchestra. Pianist Evgeny Kissin was there, too, to play Chopin.

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James Levine Returns to the Met on May 19 >>

Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine will return to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, May 19. Program includes music by Wagner and Schubert, as well as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Evgeny Kissin.

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