Celebrated Canadian Clarinetist Julian Milkis and Acclaimed Russian Ensemble Siberian Virtuosi To Perform in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and New York City in December 2015 East Coast US Tour

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Celebrated Canadian Clarinetist Julian Milkis
and Acclaimed Russian Ensemble Siberian Virtuosi
To Perform 
in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and New York City
in December 2015 East Coast US Tour
Renowned musician Canadian virtuoso clarinetist Julian Milkis and the Russian ensemble Siberian Virtuosi perform together in their first collaboration, bringing an international flavor to the holidays this season in a US tour with performances at four major cultural cities along the East Coast. Vibrant, colorful and mood-filled works from the baroque to classical and jazz genres by such masters as Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Pablo Sarasate, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Gioacchino Rossini, to Antonio Bazzini, George Gershwin, and modern composers including Giya Kancheli, Aram Khachaturian, Astor Piazzolla, Alexey Shor, Oran Eldor, Benny Goodman, and other program selections are arranged for solo and ensemble performances.
“Beautiful sustaining sound and great virtuosity” Hamburg Abendblatt
One of today’s leading clarinetists, and the only student of clarinet icon Benny Goodman, Juilliard trained artist Julian Milkis has garnered an international reputation as a soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and jazz clarinetist. He has performed worldwide, appearing on  such prominent stages as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Salle Pleyel and Salle Gaveau in Paris, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Roy Thomson Hall and Weston Recital Hall in Toronto, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei, to name a few. His numerous solo appearances include such esteemed orchestras as the Toronto Symphony, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, St.Petersburg Philharmonic, Novosibirsk Philharmonic, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra, Hamburg Mozarteum, Edmonton Symphony, L’Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, L’Orchestre Symphonique Francaise, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, KBS Orchestra of South Korea, Divertissment Chamber Orchestra, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra and Musica Viva, to name a few.
“…The Ensemble of Violinists ‘Siberian Virtuosi’ – is as a group of amazing artists capable of fantastic performances of the most difficult musical pieces” 
-Magazine Novoe Vremya
Celebrating 21 years this season, the Russian ensemble Siberian Virtuosi (the State Ensemble of the Republic of Yakutia) has performed in 20 European, Asian, and South American countries, including France, the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Germany, Israel, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Panama, China and South Korea.  Since its founding in 1994, the Ensemble has given over 1,300 concerts. Comprising 12 violinists and one pianist, this is the ensemble’s second US tour, following their successful 2012 debut 20-concert US tour and a 6-country tour to South America in the fall of 2014.
Tuesday, December 15, John Hancock Hall, Boston, MA
Thursday, December 17,  Kimmel Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, December 18, Lisner Auditorium, GWU, Washington, DC
Sunday, December 20, Zankel Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
F. HANDEL Dignare O Domine (Julian Milkis, soloist)
J.S. BACH Toccata & Fugue in d-minor
P. SARASATE Hota Navarra
P.I.TCHAIKOVSKY Magic Melodies from Tchaikovsky Ballets
A. PIAZZOLLA ‘Autumn’ from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
A. SHOR / ELDOR Last Gloomy Sunday, Julian Milkis soloist
A. RAZRAN / E. BLAKE Memories of You, Julian Milkis soloist
G. KANCHELI Rag-Gidon-Time, Julian Milkis soloist
A. SHOR Chicken Tarantella
G. GERSHWIN Promenade (Walking the Dog), Julian Milkis soloist
J.S. BACH Air, Julian Milkis soloist
G.A. ROSSINI Allegro from String Sonata No.3 in C major
A. SHOR Semi Canonical Great Fued
G. DIINICU Hora Staccato
G. ENESCU Excerpts from Romanian Rhapsody No.1
D. HYMAN Clarinata, Julian Milkis soloist
B. GOODMAN  Smo-o-oth, Julian Milkis soloist
A. PIAZZOLLA Oblivion, Julian Milkis soloist
A. GOLDSTEIN In the Jewish mood (after Glen Miller), Julian Milkis soloist
A. SHOR Don Tangoletto, Julian Milkis soloist
Concert tickets will be available for purchase beginning September 1, 2015. December 15, 17 and 18 concerts start at 8:00 PM; December 20 concert at 4:00 PM.
December 15, 2015 – John Hancock Theater, Boston, MA
Tel: (toll free number) 800-481-6162; www.worldtouring.net
December 17, 2015 – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Tel: 215-893-1999 or www.kimmelcenter.org
December 18, 2015 – Lisner Auditorium, G. Washington University, Washington, DC
Tel: 202-994-6800 or [email protected]
December 20, 2015 -Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Tel: 212-247-7800; www.carnegiehall.org

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