April, 2016: Shakespeare Now

 

11 April, 2016, 7:30PM, Old Dominion University
19 April, 2016, 7:30PM, Old Dominion University

International Shakespeare Conference: Shakespeare Now

April 2016 will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare remains a formidable presence to this day, woven into the rhetoric of global politics and the vernacular. Communities across the US, Europe, and elsewhere, are organizing cultural events to coincide with this occasion.

Shakespeare’s era left an indelible mark on the Tidewater region of Virginia. For this occasion Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) has organized a week-long event centered around the concept “Shakespeare, 400 Years After”. The object of the event is to host a rich survey of the variegated and contradictory notions of a pervasive cultural icon in a post-modern and materialistic world.

Click here for a complete schedule of conference events.

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11 April, 2016, 7:30PM, Chandler Recital Hall

To conclude its 47th season, the Norfolk Chamber Consort, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, will present Shakespeare Now, featuring musical impressions of the bard of Stratford on Avon.

The program will include works and arrangements by such 20th-Century artists as Igor Stravinsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Erich W. Korngold, and Roxana Panufnik.The occasion also will mark the premieres of March Chambers’ Full Fathom Five for soprano and electronics, and a concert paraphrase on Shostakovich’s opera, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, realized for piano duo by Dr. Andrey Kasparov.

The program will begin at 7:30PM, with a pre-concert discussion by Dr. Kasparov from 7:15PM.

Tickets at the door $25.00, Students $10.00.

© Old Dominion University & Norfolk Chamber Consort

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Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich

19 April, 2016, 7:30PM, Chandler Recital Hall

Invencia Piano Duo, comprised of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, will present a combined lecture and recital — on works inspired by Shakespeare and composed by the foremost composers of the Soviet Union, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Enjoy a brand new concert paraphrase on Shostakovich’s opera, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, realized for piano duo by Dr. Andrey Kasparov, along with various excerpts from Prokofiev’s own solo piano arrangement of the score to his ballet, Romeo and Juliet.

The program will begin at 7:30PM.

© Old Dominion University & Invencia Piano Duo