Houston Symphony Artist-in-Residence, pianist Kirill Gerstein, will be pitted against the notorious Rachmaninoff piano concertos during RachFest!, a series of concerts the symphony is touting as “1 Piano. 2 Masters. 3 Epic Weekends.”
The Russian-born Gerstein, who is also making his Houston Symphony debut, will tackle all four compositions over several performances, including today’s Rach 3, which is recognized as one of the most challenging piano concertos of all time. 8 p.m. January 5 and 7; and 2:30 p.m. January 8. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713‑224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $116.
Jan. 5-8, 2012