Thursday September 27, 2012
UTSA Orchestra presents “Russian Friends”
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1, op. 10, F minor
Valeri Grokhovski – Musical Whims (Grokhovski, piano)
Joe Stuessy – *Concerto for Slava, for Jazz Quartet and Orchestra – *World Premiere
The UTSA Orchestra will present Russian classical music and Russian inspired works, and will bring two friends back to the UTSA Department of Music: Valeri Grokhovski, former professor of piano, and Joe Stuessy, former music department chair. On this program the UTSA Orchestra will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s first symphony, a piece he wrote at the age of 19 for his graduation from the Leningrad Conservatory. Then, the orchestra will be joined by Valeri Grokhovski for his composition “Musical Whims.” The final work will bring together the UTSA Orchestra with music faculty soloists, Graeme Francis, drumset, Morgan King, tenor sax, and Steve Zeserman, bass, along with Grokhovski on piano in presenting the world premiere of Joe Stuessy’s “Concerto for Slava” written in memory of his friend, Vyacheslav Grokhovsky, a notable Russian pianist and composer, and the brother of Valeri. "Concerto for Slava" is composed for jazz quartet (tenor sax, piano, bass, drumset) and orchestra.
Tickets: $10 general/$5 students, military, seniors 55+ with proper ID
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Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Arts Recital Hall