Concert of Russian Classics Celebrates Sister City Connection

December 31, 2007

More Information:
For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057, hsnihur@esm.rochester.edu)
For The Public: (585) 274-1110; (585) 274

A concert in honor of Rochester’s Russian sister city Velikiy Novgorod will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.

Sponsored by the Eastman School of Music and Linkages of Rochester, Inc., “A Celebration of Russian Music” features students, alumni, and faculty from the Eastman Community Music School in a program of Russian classics. The wide-ranging program includes Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slave” for two pianos and eight hands; “Danse Russe” from Stravinsky’s Petrouchka; “Romance” from Lieutenant Kije by Prokofiev; Arensky’s “Valse de Concert;” Kornakov’s “Sonata for Flute and Piano;” and the “Prelude in C-sharp minor” by Rachmaninoff, who was born in Novgorod.

The concert will be followed by a reception featuring Russian and American sweets in the School’s Cominsky Promenade.

The event is free and open to the public. Linkages of Rochester, Inc., is a volunteer organization that promotes professional, education, and cultural exchanges between Rochester and Velikiy Novgorod.

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Calendar Listing:

Wednesday, January 9
7:30 p.m.
“A Celebration of Russian Music,” a concert of Russian classics celebrating Rochester’s sister city, Velikiy Novgorod. Music of Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and other Russian composers.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
Free and open to the public
(585) 274-1110; (585) 274-1400