WHEN: Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:30p.m.
WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)
Wine will be served.
Currently on view at RCC CaviArt Gallery is the exhibition “Prague” by Houston photographer Victoria Asinovsky.
In conjunction with this exhibit we present a musical evening “Music and Prague”.
Performers: Alla Aranovskaya – violin, Zoya Shuhatovich- piano
- W.A. Mozart: Violin sonata in G major, К 301
- A. Dvořák: Violin Sonatina in G major
- I. Brahms: Scherzo for violin and piano
- F. Drdla: Souvenir
- F Kreisler: “Rondino on Beethoven’s theme” for violin
- M. de Falla: “Spanish dance” for violin
Alla Aranovskaya graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory . She is founder and first violinist of St. Petersburg Quartet. Under her leadership, the quartet has unquestionably become one of the world’s great string quartets. The quartet’s numerous engagements include: an opening night performance at the Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center, NY; seven concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall; numerous British festivals; Canadian débuts in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver; Lincoln Center’s “Great performances” series; NYC’s Frick Collection and 92nd Street Y series; and the Caramoor, Piccolo Spoleto, and Music Mountain Festivals.
With the St. Petersburg Quartet, Ms. Aranovskaya recorded the complete cycle of Shostakovich string quartets as well as quartets by Prokofiev, Glazunov and Borodin. A new recording of the complete Tchaikovsky Quartets finished in 2010.
In 2009 Ms. Aranovskaya founded, and became director of, the quartet’s educational program, the St. Petersburg International Music Academy.
Steinway Artist Zoya Shuhatovich studied piano in the Gorky State Conservatory, Russia, with the highly regarded pianist and teacher Ilia Fridman, a student of the legendary piano teacher, Heinrich Neuhaus.
Ms. Shuhatovich tours extensively with solo recitals over the United States and in Europe. Her recitals are frequently broadcasted on National Public Radio, Sirius™ Satellite Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Zoya Shuhatovich has joined the distinguished ranks of Steinway Artists in 2007. Another important feature in her work is chamber music. She collaborates with artists such as Yair Kless, Laszlo Varga, Boris Garlitsky, Emmanuel Borok, St. Petersburg String Quartet and many others.
Advanced tickets purchase is recommended as seating is limited.
For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com