A Russian Weekend


A Russian Weekend
Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, 8:00 p.m. each evening
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Cellist Gita Ladd and pianist Asiya Korepanova present A Russian Weekend, a pair of concerts featuring masterpieces by Russian composers. On Friday, April 15, music of Sergei Rachmaninoff will be performed by Korepanova, who is acclaimed for taking audiences “…to a new level of ecstasy” (Richard Storm, Sarasota Herald­ Tribune). Among the highlights will be the rarely performed Sonata No.1 in D minor, inspired by Goethe’s legend of Faust. In the second half, Korepanova will present her solo piano transcription of the complete Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in G minor – a piece that also will be performed in its original instrumentation the following night.

On Saturday, April 16 Korepanova will join Gita Ladd, one of Baltimore’s “most popular musicians” (The Baltimore Sun) to perform three substantial sonatas for cello and piano by Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. These 20­th century jewels of the cello repertoire are not to be missed.

Friday, April 15:

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s­ Piano Sonata no.1 in D minor, Op. 28
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s­ Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 (transcription for piano solo by Asiya Korepanova)

Saturday, April 16:

  • Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119
  • Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC Music majors and Music faculty/staff. Tickets available at the box office (PAHB 238 – cash or check only) or online via MissionTix.com.

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