April, 2017: Two Rivals


17 April, 2017, 7:30PM, Old Dominion University

Two Rivals: Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Sergey Prokofiev

Sergey Prokofiev

Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich











To conclude its 48th season, in music for piano, cello, and voice, the Norfolk Chamber Consort will showcase works by two champion Russian composers of the Soviet era.


Invencia Piano Duo, comprised of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, will referee in this prize-fight between the two heavyweight composers of the former Soviet Union: Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Enjoy a brand new rendering of From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79, by Dmitri Shostakovich — to be sung by Bridgid Eversole, Stephanie Marx and Brian Nedvin, with accompaniment by Dr. Andrey Kasparov. Professor Nedvin and Dr. Kasparov helped to realize the present settings of the Yiddish poetry.

Premiere of the song cycle “From Jewish Folk Poetry” (Leningrad, 1948)

Created in 1948, the work consists of eleven Yiddish folk poems translated into Russian. Remarkably, the texts also work in the original Yiddish, despite Shostakovich’s unfamiliarity with the language. The Norfolk Chamber Consort will present the entire cycle in Yiddish for the first time in the United States.

Also on the program are Shostakovich’s A minor Concertino for two pianos and Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 5. Before the final round, flutist Wayla Chambo will go toe-to-toe with the D Major Flute Sonata of Sergei Prokofiev, accompanied by Oksana Lutsyshyn.

The program will begin at 7:30PM, with a pre-concert discussion by Dr. Kasparov from 7:15PM.11168153_761115160667805_825347124670488533_n

A catered reception follows the performance, with food provided by The Green Onion restaurant of Norfolk’s historic Ghent.

Tickets at the door $25.00, Students $10.00.

E-mail invenciaduo@gmail.com for further details.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2016-2017 performance series.

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