Siberian Virtuosi

"An Evening Like No Other"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuckerman Hall - 8:00 PM Performance

Tickets: $42 Adults, $15 students, $5 under age 18

"The ensemble is absolutely unique.  They are the price of the Russian performing arts." - Les Echos, France

The State Ensemble of Sakha (Yakutia) is made up of 12 violinists and a pianist and has delighted audiences in Russia and around the world, performing in 14 European and Asian countries, including France, the UK, Austria, Italy, Germany, Israel, China and South Korea.

Program

Bach:  Toccata & Fugue, Tchaikovsky:  Scherzo, Sarasate:  Navarra, Rachmaninoff:  Vocalise, Paganini:  Caprice #1, Wieniawski:  Scherzo & Tarantella, Schedrine:  Humoresque, De Falia:  Spanish Dance #1, Brahms:  Hungarian Dance #1, Vivaldi:  Summer, from the Four Seasons, Mozart:  Rondo, Bach:  Aria, Mendelssohn:  Scherzo, Bazzini:  Rondo, Gerasimov:  Yacutean Dance, Piazzola:  Libertango, Ermoshkin:  Walk along the Hollywood, Khachaturian:  Sword Dance

About the Artists

Siberian Virtuosi, the State Ensemble of the Republic of Sakha(Yakutia) is an ensemble of 12 violinists and a pianist which is gaining an increasing popularity in Russia and around the world. Founded in 1994 as the Virtuosi of Yakutia,the Ensemble has given over 1200 concerts during the last 17 years. The Ensemble has performed in 14 European and Asian countries, including France, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Germany, Israel, China and South Korea.

Some of the highlights of the Ensemble’s major tours and concerts:

2010 - The Ensemble was chosen to represent Russian in the cultural program of the “EXPO 2010” in Shanghai.

2009 - The 15-year anniversary of the Ensemble “Siberian Virtuosi” was celebrated with 42 concerts in 28 cities.

2008 - Germany became the 12th country to enthusiastically welcome the artistry of the Ensemble

2007 - The Siberian Virtuosi performed throughout France and Italy

2006 - Debut tours of Mongolia and China

2005 - The Ensemble performed in Paris at the invitation of UNESCO in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the European Union

2004 - The Ensemble’s 10 year anniversary tour to major Russian cities was broadcast in over 150 countries

2003 - Ensemble gave three solo concerts in Portugal(Qashqai and Lisbon).

2002 - One month tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia

2001 - Four Concerts in London and Carlisle City (UK)

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