LIVESTREAM: Arts in the Afternoon - Russian Romance

LIVESTREAM: Arts in the Afternoon - Russian Romance

With Phillip Stevens (Viola) and Madoka Asari (Piano)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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The rich, often melancholy voice of the viola (that larger, lower-pitched cousin of the violin) may be ideally suited for Russian classical music. Surely the passions and the sorrows of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet would be elegantly captured by viola and piano! Young Juliet, the balcony scene, Friar Laurence, courtly dances: Prokofiev’s ballet, re-imagined, is one of three works featured in our program. We’ll also hear from Glinka and Glazunov, two Russian composers who predated Prokofiev but arose from the same cultural milieu. Join Phillip Stevens and Madoka Asari for a program of 18th and 19th century Russian classics pairing this middle voice of the string section with the piano, narrated by music historian Betsy Schwarm.

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Arts in the Afternoon is a series of weekday afternoon concerts and performances designed to transport you out of the ordinary. Enjoy a variety of styles by professional performers in this intimate series. Performances last about an hour.