The performance is set for Friday, Oct. 7. Saratov is a major Russian city located on the Volga River, about 500 miles southeast of Moscow. The city is well-known for its long musical traditions, including having one of the first music conservatories in Russia.
“This concerto is considered to be one of the two or three most demanding pieces in piano repertoire,” Kasman said. “I performed with this orchestra last December Medtner’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and I am now invited to play Prokofiev with them on the opening of their 70th concert season. I am very honored and look forward to performing one of the world’s greatest piano concertos with that wonderful orchestra.”