Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s
March 2014 Chamber Music Concerts
in Vero Beach and Stuart
Feature International Duo iAN & ANi
In Appealing Program Featuring Works by Russian Composers,
Including Both Prokofiev and Shostakovich Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Stuart, FL – Atlantic Classical Orchestra (ACO) proudly presents Chicago-based international duo iAN & ANi (Russian cellist and composer Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova) in the third program in its 2014 Chamber Series. The duo, praised for their “innovative and passionate performances” can be heard Saturday, March 22 at 11:00 AM, at the attractive John F. Armstrong wing of the Blake Library in Stuart, and on Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 PM, at the Leonhardt Auditorium in the beautiful Vero Beach Museum of Art as part of the ACO’s continuing partnership with the Museum.
The concerts not only feature charming works from Russian composers Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Rodion Shchedrin, including both Prokofiev’s and Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, but also the Florida premiere of composer Ian Maksin’s Variations on a Cossack Song for Cello Solo.
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014 at 11 AM | FREE CONCERT
Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, FL
SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014 at 3 PM
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL
In partnership with the Vero Beach Museum of Art
Includes post-concert wine & cheese reception.
Tickets: $30 Museum Members/ACO Subscribers ($40 Non-Subscribers)
IAN MAKSIN, Variations on a Cossack Song for Cello Solo (Florida Premiere)
SERGEI PROKOFIEV, Sonata for Cello and Piano
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, Two Fantastic Dances, Op. 5
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF, Moment Musical Op. 16 # 4 in E minor
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH, Sonata for Cello and Piano
RODION SHCHEDRIN, In the Style of Albeniz
Tickets can be purchased via phone by calling the Box Office at 772.460.0850 or www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com
Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova are Chicago-based international cello and piano duo iAN & ANi. With a growing international reputation, the duo have performed in concert and in festivals in the USA and Europe. Their performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio in the USA, Bulgarian National Radio and Russian Radio. Their debut album, TANGO PLUS, was released in October 2012 and features new arrangements for cello and piano of Astor Piazzolla’s music, as well as works by Ravel, Ginastera, De Falla, Rodion Shchedrin and a world premiere by award-winning Chicago composer Ilya Levinson commissioned by the duo.
Cellist and composer Ian Maksin is quickly gaining international recognition for his beautiful tone and distinct style as well as his uniquely charismatic way with the audience. Mr. Maksin performs over one hundred concerts a year in the USA and in Europe as a soloist as well as part of iAN&ANi Duo. In Chicago, Mr. Maksin has been a frequent guest on WFMT, WBEZ and Chicago Tonight. In 2012 he was named “Citizen Musician” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for his contribution to the city’s musical life and the community engagement. Outside his career as a classical musician, he has collaborated with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Gloria Estefan and many others.
Pianist Ani Gogova’s “masterful poetic expression” and “ravishing colors” have captivated audiences worldwide for the last two decades. Her career began in her native Bulgaria when she won all major competitions. Since then, Ms. Gogova has appeared in solo recitals and concerts with orchestras in Bulgaria, Italy, Serbia, England, Slovenia, Romania, Portugal, Macedonia, and throughout the US. Her musical renditions have been heard on the Bulgarian National Radio, FM Classic Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, and WFMT Chicago. Throughout her career, Gogova has given several premieres, most notably the world premiere of a work by renowned Bulgarian composer and former Dean of the Bulgarian Conservatory and Minister of Culture, Georgy Kostov.
ABOUT ATLANTIC CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA
Celebrating 24 years this 2014, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra (ACO) has developed a reputation as a world-class performing arts organization dedicated to presenting performances of both orchestral and chamber music in the rapidly growing urban communities on Florida’s eastern seaboard north of Miami. While its core repertory is based in the late 18th and early 19th century, the orchestra has developed an active commitment to the rediscovery of much unjustly neglected music from the Romantic era, written for an orchestra of classical proportions alongside championing the best and most accessible of contemporary music with a special emphasis on the younger generation of American composers.
The ACO is composed of members drawn not only from Florida’s principal musical organizations, but also major orchestras throughout the USA. The orchestra’s artistic vision, high caliber of playing and variety of works performed have resulted in such acclaim by the press as, “What a remarkable group the Atlantic Classical Orchestra has become….under Grammy-nominated Music Director, Stewart Robertson, it has become an ambitious and poised group that could claim an honored place in even the most culturally rich communities”. –Palm Beach Post
The only resident performing arts organization of Florida’s Treasure Coast, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s educational and outreach efforts include an ongoing relationship with the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony. In 2009, a new partnership garnered spectacular results – teaming with Miami’s Dranoff International Two Piano Competition, members of the ACO and prizewinning piano duos from the Dranoff performed special education programs in schools throughout South Florida, culminating in two free Family Concerts featuring the full ACO in performances of Saint-Saens’ The Carnival of the Animals.
The ACO released its first recording, an all-Schumann CD, with guest artist renowned violinist Elmar Oliveira in February 2013.
For more information about the ACO, and events offered during the 2014 season, please visit the orchestra’s web site at www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com/
Laura Grant, National Publicist, Grant Communications
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