Classics 5 – Guest Artist: Stanislav Khristenko

Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 6 pm

Conductor
Guest Artist
Program

CHADWICK Jubilee from Symphonic Sketches
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Overview

Composed over a ten-year period, Chadwick’s Jubilee is the rst 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

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