When Alexander Korsantia first joined the faculty at New England Conservatory, he played a recital that had a reviewer from the Boston Globe using language more often associated with athletes than pianists.

“Korsantia has eaten his Wheaties and … still plays like the competition jock he used to be. He can play almost unbelievably loud and fast, and when he does his whole body is involved, with hair flying; it is as if he were dancing to the music - with the piano as his somewhat stunned partner.”

The pianist, who performed as a guest artist with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra in April 2012, returns as part of the Matinee Musicale season Tuesday at Mitchell Auditorium.

The Globe was super into his “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which is part of Tuesday’s program.


GO SEE IT What: Matinee Musicale presents pianist Alexander Korsantia

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica

Tickets: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $6 students at matineemusicale.org


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