The Lure of Paris: Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky
Days after playing on the main stage at Carnegie Hall, Franco-Russian pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov plays at Pickman Hall in Harvard Square on November 4th. Born in Kazan, trained in Moscow and Munich, and living in Paris, Roustem Saïtkoulov performs widely on five continents. Get your tickets ASAP for the Lure of Paris at https://lureofparis.eventbrite.com! Performance is on Sunday November 4, 7:00 pm (doors open 6:15) Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Direct from Carnegie Hall…
Local arts non-profit Ballets Russes Arts Initiative presents a concert by internationally recognized pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov, performing a program of music by influential Eastern European and French composers who made Paris their home. The Polish Frederic Chopin and the Russian Igor Stravinsky spent much of their creative careers in Paris. French composer Claude Debussy, born near Paris, was significantly influenced by Eastern European composers including Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. Chopin’s Ballades are notoriously challenging technically while being also tremendously expressive; Debussy’s Images are lyrical and impressionistic; and Stravinsky’s Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka is a tour de force adaptation of the composer’s original ballet score written for legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein.
This is Saïtkoulov’s second-ever performance in the Boston area, after a standing-room-only concert at the French Cultural Center a year ago. In addition to performing solo as well as with leading orchestras in the great concert halls ofthe world, he has won numerous international competitions and prizes, recorded for major labels such as EMI Classics and had his performances broadcast on TV and Radio. “Intelligence, nobility, elegance and transparency distinguish pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov’s technical and musico-structural approach” legendary conductor Sir Neville Marriner has said of Saitkoulov.
Ballets Russes Arts Initiative is a Boston-based non-profit arts cultural organization that fosters international creative exchange in the visual and performing arts and film, with a special focus on the post-Soviet States. Inspired by the example of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, BRAI carries out collaborative, creative, and educational programming throughout Massachusetts, New England and the East Coast, as well as internationally.
TICKETS AND DETAILS
The Lure of Paris: Roustem Saïtkoulov, Piano
Sunday November 4, 7:00 pm (doors open 6:15)
Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Advance tickets and discounts at https://lureofparis.eventbrite.com
Learn more about Ballets Russes Arts Initiative: www.ballets-russes.com