October, 2017: Compare & Contrast


23 October, 2017, 8:00PM, Old Dominion University

Compare & Contrast | Schumann & Shostakovich

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann

Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich











Hosted jointly by the F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series and the Norfolk Chamber Consort, the Jasper String Quartet and Invencia Piano Duo will hold court at Old Dominion University’s Chandler Recital Hall, in a tour-de-force of landmark piano quintets by Robert Schumann and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Jasper String Quartet (Photographer, Dario Acosta)

Invencia Piano Duo, comprised of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, will divide and conquer to compare and contrast the Piano Quintet in Eb Major (1842) of Schumann and the Piano Quintet in G minor (1940) of Shostakovich.

Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn (Photographer, Glen McClure)

Collaborating with Invencia will be members of the Jasper String Quartet. Recipients of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians, and the 2017-2018 Guest Artists in Residence at Swarthmore College.

Named after Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, and first formed at Oberlin Conservatory, members of the string quartet began a professional career in 2006 while studying with James Dunham, Norman Fischer and Kenneth Goldsmith as Rice University’s Graduate Quartet-in-Residence.

The program will begin at 8:00PM, with a pre-concert discussion by Dr. Kasparov from 7:45PM.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 $15.00, Students $10.00.

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

Click here for the Norfolk Chamber Consort’s 2017-2018 performance schedule.

Click here for the complete 2017-2018 F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series schedule of events.

© Old Dominion University, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Jasper String Quartet