Date(s) - 06/29/2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Touch art Gallery
Touch Art Gallery is pleased to host “Memories & Meditations” a concert by Stanislav Antonevich, “virtuoso violinist” and Sergey Khanukaev, “pianist and conductor” on Sunday June 29th from 4 to 5:30 PM.
The team of Sergey Khanukaev, conductor and pianist, and Stanislav Antonevich, violinist, is already known to Boston area audiences. Both the Boston Globe and the Boston Musical Intelligencer have taken note of the work of this outstanding musical duo, who they said “performed miracles” in creating “lush-sounding music”.
General Admission: $15, Student $10
PROGRAM: “MEMORIES AND MEDITATIONS”
All pieces in the program were composed in Russia and Europe; all but the first two were created within the 40 year period between 1875 and 1915, representing the late Romantic music movement.
Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 1, op. 12
Franz Schubert – Ave Maria (arr. by Heifetz)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Mélodie, from Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher (Memory of a Dear Place), Op. 42 Sergei Rachmaninoff – Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Victor Pergament – Serenade*
Joseph Achron – Hebrew Melody, Op. 33**
Jules Massenet – Meditation, from Thaïs
Pablo de Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Melodies)
*Pergament’s score used today, published in Russia in 1914, was given to us by Maria Seletskaya, a Russian immigrant. Her father, violinist Myron Seletsky, was reknowned for his exquisite rendition of this piece before being executed by Stalin in 1937. Myron’s colleague Alex Dzygar presented this score to Maria in Moscow in 1993 in memory of her father, who had given it to him. Alex had spent many years exiled by Stalin to Magadan, but saved the score with him. This is the Serenade’s Cambridge premiere.
** Achron, a Russian Jewish composer who later settled in USA, wrote Hebrew Melody in St. Petersburg in 1912, based on a theme he remembered hearing in his youth. It was premiered there by his friend violinist Jascha Heifetz, and became one of Heifetz’ standard encores.
BIO: Stanislav Antonevich
Stanislav Antonevich, violin, grew up in Latvia, and began studying violin when he was three. In addition to undergraduate studies at the Vitola Latvian National Conservatory, Mr. Antonevich holds Masters Degrees both in classical and jazz violin performances, and an Artist Diploma in solo performance, all from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.
Mr. Antonevich is an internationally acclaimed solo, chamber, and orchestral performer. His honors include first prize at the International Balys Dvarionas Violin Competition in Lithuania, and a Diploma at the International Kiejstut Bacewicz Chamber Music Competition in Poland. He has served as concertmaster with symphony orchestras in Massachusetts and nationwide, including the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as soloist with the Latvian National Orchestra, and other orchestras in Europe and the United States. He has also performed with multiple chamber ensembles, including the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He currently serves as the Founder and Director of the Newton Violin Studio in Newton, MA (www.newtonviolin.com).
Mr. Antonevich’s performances are known for moving interpretations and arresting delivery that touch the listeners’ soul. His playing has often been described as “exquisite”, with “impeccable” intonation and an “unforgettable” tone. He plays on a 1916 Ferruccio Varagnolo violin from Milan.
BIO: Sergey Khanukaev
Sergey Khanukaev, piano, was born in Russia and began his higher musical studies in 1969 at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied piano and musicology. He completed his graduate studies at the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory, obtaining Honor Diploma in symphonic and operatic conducting.
Maestro Khanukaev has conducted leading Israeli orchestras and opera houses, including Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and The Israeli Symfonietta. His concert tours included such prestigious concert halls as Berlin Schauspielhouse, Berlin Dom, Charleroi City Hall. As operatic conductor, he appeared in prestigious opera houses including Moscow Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Opera, Moscow Helikon Opera, and New Israeli Opera.
Maestro Khanukaev made his Boston debut in 2001 with Boston University Chamber and Symphony orchestras at Boston University School of Music. With BU orchestras, he has recorded American, European, and Russian music. His recent Russian engagement included among others concert in the prestigious Moscow International House of Music. He also continues to appear as pianist in collaboration with other musicians in piano, clarinet and violin ensembles.