UCLA Live presents iconoclastic Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, lauded as one of themost expressive and compellingly original artists of his generation, joined byLithuanian pianist Andrius Zlabysand Ukrainian percussionist AndreiPushkarev in "After Bach,"a program of Bach, Bartk, Prt, Piazzolla and Tickmayer. Theconcert begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday,Nov. 19, at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus and will run 1 hour and 30minutes with an intermission. For tickets visit www.UCLALive.org, call 310-825-2101 or contact Ticketmaster.
Featuringcelebrated works composed or influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), "After Bach" opens with Kremer andPushkarev performing Bach's "FugaCanonica," which gloriously presents Baroque fugal practice from his epic collection"Musical Offering," BWV 1079 (1747). The program will also feature Kremer andZlabys in a radical reworking of Estonian composer Arvo Prt's "Fratres," his most performed piece,first composed in 1977 for the early music group Hortus Musicus. Kremer will beshowcased in Bla Bartk's "Sonata for Solo Violin," a formidable homage tothe great Baroque master. Kremer, Zlabys and Pushkarev will perform Stevan Kovac Tickmayer's "Three Variations on a Hymn of J.S. Bach," based on the hymn "Brunnquellaller Gter" (BWV 445) from a 1653 melody by Johann Crger. The trio willconclude the evening with popular Latin American classical composer Astor Piazzolla's "Grand Tango" and "Three Milongas," whichoffer similar opportunities and challenges to those found in both the baroquecompositions of Bach's day and romantic music.
Performing withsoul-stirring intensity and boundless imagination, Kremer has made waves withhis commanding interpretations of even the most standard works in the course ofhis distinguished 30-year career. His wide-ranging repertoire encompasses classicaland romantic violin works as well as music by modern masters.
Kremer hasappeared on virtually every major concert stage with the leading orchestras ofEurope and
Born in 1947 in
Pianist AndriusZlabys has appeared throughout the world as a soloist, recitalist and chambermusician, performing with such artists as Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Hilary Hahn.He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra in2001 and participated in the Lockenhaus Music Festival in
Performing as aduo with Kremer in concert halls from
Tickets forGidon Kremer performing "After Bach" are available for $50, $38 and $28. Theycan be purchased online at www.UCLALive.org,via phone at (310) 825-2101, in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at thesouthwest corner of the
Thisperformance is sponsored, in part, by the
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Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007:The LosAngeles Chamber Orchestra's Mozart Festival continues with Mozart Coronation.
Sunday,Feb. 25: Two classical music legends and longtime friends — Grammy-winningviolinist Jaime Laredo and pianist Leon Fleisher — explore Schubert's sonatasfor violin and piano.
Saturday,March 3: The U.S. tour debut of the National Philharmonic of Russia, conductedby Vladimir Spivakov, features aprogram of Shostakovich, Rachmaninoffand Tchaikovsky.
Thursday,March 8: Regal mezzo-soprano and international opera star Denyce Graves bringsher rich vocalism and elegant stage presence to UCLA Live.
Sunday, March 18: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Mozart Festival concludes its series of performances of Mozart's 23 original pianoconcertos in Mozart Finale.
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