Classics 5 – Guest Artist: Stanislav Khristenko

Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 6 pm

Guest Artist

CHADWICK Jubilee from Symphonic Sketches
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1


Composed over a ten-year period, Chadwick’s Jubilee is the rest of four orchestra movements that he named collectively as his Symphonic Sketches, each movement preceded by written verse. Jubilee is a brilliant, festive piece that will leave you invigorated.

Stanislav Khristenko, a tour-de-force of musical and stylistic mastery, will captivate you with his performance of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical, passionate and dramatic Piano Concerto No. 1.

Reflective of 1930s Soviet politics, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 is musical story-telling that brims with lamenting emotionalism, dry wit and drama that will stir you from deep within.

Concert Tidbits

  • Critically acclaimed Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko performed his first solo piano recital at 11-years old and has been captivating audiences on four continents ever since.
  • Chadwick composed Symphonic Sketches over the course of a 10-year period; each of the four movements is given a pictorial or descriptive title and prefaced by lines of verse suggesting the mood of the music. Jubilee contrasts fast loud music with verse that is reflective and introverted.
  • Various movements of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 have been used numerous times in film, TV and radio to include 2014 Winter Olympics and 1980 Summer Olympics; Orson Wells famous radio show The Mercury Theater on the Air; the 1970 film Misery; 1971 cult-classic Harold and Maude; The David Letterman Show and many more.
  • Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich was such a huge success at the premiere that it received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour.

Program Notes

2017/18 Classics 5 Program Notes


Concert Sponsors

C.A. Webster Foundation
Moris and Julie Senegor

Guest Artist Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs. Francis Ghidoni
James M. Morris/ Mary Ann and Steve Schermerhorn