Part of the 65th anniversary of Pushkin House programme: Two Russian-British composers, Gabriel Prokofiev and Lydia Kavina, as well as the pianist Thomas Ang, are presenting a program of music for theremin and electronics. The theremin, invented in 1919, started the era of electronic music, which made a dramatic development through the century. This unique music instrument, controlled without a physical touch, is still one of the most intriguing music phenomenon.
Part of our Music Salon programme & our ongoing Romanov Season: This concert consists entirely of music written by the member of the Russian Royal Family as well as music dedicated to them. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Narpavnik and Grechaninov all wrote songs on the words by Grand Duke Konstantin Romanov, himself a decent composer. Coronation marches, duets and solo piano pieces forms another major part of this unique concert commemorating the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanovs.
Part of our Music Salon programme: In her Pushkin House recital programme Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova explores creative and personal bonds between early 20th century Eastern European composers. Brought together by their love of music and mutual teachers, Kalnins, Vitols, Arensky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Siloti socialised, conversed and inspired each other’s masterpieces, engaging in fierce disputes. The programme invites the audience to reflect on the diversity of the styles of these five composers united by their love and appreciation of the Russian musical tradition.
Завораживающее представление для детей: музыкальная сказка Прокофьева «Петя и волк» в исполнии дуэта Mazaika (аккордион, скрипка, перкуссия), с повествованием от Олега Сидорчика. Для детей 4+.
На русском языке
Join us for a delightful afternoon of Russian piano music as part of the UK - Russia Year of Music 2019. The programme will include the gorgeous Sonata No. 2 by Rachmaninov and the lyrical and mysterious Sonata No. 9 by Prokofiev as well as several works for piano duo: the Valse from the Cinderella Suite, Sviridov's beautiful Valse from the Snowstorm Suite, Khachatutyan's Valse from the Masquerade Suite and other works.
CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH Yulia Chaplina & Jonathan Deakin. Russian Composers: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Sviridov, Khachaturyan
"Классика для детей" это познавательно – увлекательно - интерактивный концерт для детей и их родителей! В концерте исполнители будут не только играть, но и сами рассказывать о произведениях и композиторах в доступной для детей форме. Для детей 5+.
Vladimir Vysotsky, though hugely popular in Russia, is almost unknown in the rest of the world. Against this injustice stands US-based singer-songwriter Vadim Astrakhan and his long-running project translating Vysotsky’s songs into English. Now Astrakhan, on tour in Europe, brings ‘Vysotsky in English’ to the UK, hosted by Pushkin House. This promises to be a cheerful and original event, where English-speakers can hear and learn about Russia’s bard, and Russians can enjoy his music from a new perspective.
In English with some Russian
Russian Pianists' Platform Series: Opening Concert: Olga Domnina Plays Schubert, Scriabin & Khachaturian
To open the Russian Pianists' Platform Series, Olga Domnina plays Schubert, Scriabin and Khatchaturian in a debut recital at Pushkin House, followed by a champagne reception. The concert is organised by the Marylebone Champagne Society. For special offer tickets for the Pushkin House mailing list (£8 concert only, £10 concert & glass of wine), contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Igor Outkine – vocal, one-man band accordion
Sarah Harrison – domra, violin
The single best way to mark День Победы in London. Igor Outkine and Sarah Harrison share war songs known and loved by all Russians at home and abroad. A number of highly talented composers and poets were among their authors, and no Soviet family get-together could pass without singing them. And as with all war songs, while the lyrics were engendered by war, their shared theme is a longing for peace.