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Masterworks 3: Gleb Ivanov Returns!


Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00PM
Old Cabell Hall

Masterworks 3: Gleb Ivanov Returns!
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Performed at Old Cabell Hall, on Grounds at U.Va.

Part of the 2015-2016 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

The McIntire Department of Music presents the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia on Saturday, February 20th at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall. Directed by Kate Tamarkin, who is entering her 10th season as the Music Director, the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia is comprised of music faculty who serve as Principal Players and talented students and community members. Each season the orchestra performs five pairs of masterworks concerts, two Youth Concerts, and two Family Holiday Concerts in partnership with the University Singers. The programs that the symphony performs includes beloved symphonic works, new discoveries, commissioned premieres, and an array of guest artists that are sure to delight audiences.

For this pair of Masterworks, entitled Gleb Ivanov Returns, the Charlottesville Symphony is joined by pianist Gleb Ivanov. Mr. Ivanov, who dazzled Charlottesville Symphony audiences last year, is the soloist at both concerts. Following a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Post wrote, “Eerily like the ghost of Horowitz, Mr. Ivanov engulfed the keyboard, rattling the rafters and thrilling the audience. His talent is larger than life.”

At a young age in Russia, Ivanov was a protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich, appearing as soloist under the famous maestro with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic. He also performed with the Moscow State Orchestra, with the Kremlin Orchestra, and at the Pushkin, Glinka and Scriabin Museums in Moscow. Mr. Ivanov won First Prizes at the 1994 and 1996 International “Classical Legacy” Competition, and the prize for Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata at the First Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kiev. Months after arriving in the United States from Russia, he won First Prize at the 2005 Young Concerts Artists International Auditions.

Free parking is available in the U.Va. Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street, on Saturday night, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Concert Program
Lyadov: Polonaise in D Major, Op. 55
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88