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The Pittsburgh Symphony in March includes Scriabin's "The Poem of Ecstasy" 3/9 @ 8p

Gustav Klimt painting: Beethoven Frieze, ethereal characters and choirs in muted golds, blues and brown
Jorit Aust
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Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze: The Arts, Choir of Angels, Embracing Couple

Scriabin referred to The Poem of Ecstasy as his "fourth symphony," although it has few elements of a symphony. Scriabin wrote a poem over 300 lines long to accompany the music, but they are not meant to be performed together.

3/2 Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (Beatrice Rana, p; Pietari Inkinen, cond)

3/9 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Debussy: The Sunken Cathedral Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy (Behzod Abduraimov, p; Markus Stenz, cond)

3/16 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 Strauss: An Alpine Symphony (Igor Levit, p; Manfred Honeck, cond)

3/23 Debussy: Printemps Ibert: Flute Concerto Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (Lorna McGhee, f; Juanjo Mena, cond)

3/30 Elgar: Cockaigne Overture Sibelius: Violin Concerto Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe – Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (Ray Chen, v; Vasily Petrenko, cond)