Saturday September 26 at 5pm

Sep 26 5:00 pm

Music Matters YouTube: Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff Recital~ Olga Vinokur

Olga Vinokur1886 Chickering concert grand

Nikolai Medtner  Forgotten Melodies, Op. 39
    4. Canzona matinata in G

Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky  The Seasons, Op. 37a
    April, May & August

Sergei Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau No. 7 in g, Op. 33
Rachmaninoff  three Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

Valery Gavrilin  from the ballet Anyuta
   Chekhovian Waltz & Tarantella
   for piano four-hands, with her son, Dan Gnip

To kick off our new Music Matters Season, this event will include a brief pre-concert Q&A with our performer via Zoom!

Few Music Matters musicians have left as stirring and vivid an impression on our listeners as Russian-American pianist Olga Vinokur. She returns this time with the gleaming sound of Russian Romantic and Soviet-era piano scores. Once heard, pianist-composer Nikolai Medtner's luminous, chiseled soundscape is unforgettable. Three of the most evocative of Tchaikovsky's Seasons will call forth sounds that are a specialty of the big 1886 Chickering, and some of Rachmaninoff's most engaging piano scores will evoke further 19th-century colors.

We'll spill the beans right here: Olga's outrageously talented son, Dan Gnip, will join her in two four-hands excerpts from Anyuta, Valery Gavrilin's ballet homage to Chekhov. This Tarantella ignites fires wherever it's heard.

Sumptuous video with gorgeous, natural stereo. Affordable ticketed viewing on the La Grua YouTube channel. An irresistible way to begin our (for now virtual) 2020-2021 season!

Tickets $10. Click here to purchase your ticket now!

Your ticket not only helps keep La Grua Center afloat while we remain closed, but helps us pay the musician and videographer fees for the next however long. A private link to the video will be sent to ticket holders and Music Matters subscribers prior to the designated time; they will also receive the link to the Zoom pre-concert chat. This piano concert was pre-recorded at La Grua Center and will be aired on our YouTube channel.


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