Slutsky will perform:
· Rondo in a minor, K. 511 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
· Kreisleriana, op. 16 – Robert Schumann
· Barcarolle, op. 60; Two Études: op. 25, No. 7 and op. 10, No. 4; Nocturne in e-flat, op. 55, No. 2; and Polonaise-Fantasie op. 61 – Frederic Chopin
The concert will be April 15 at 8 p.m. in Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston.
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens, Boston Conservatory alumni and WGBH members; and free for all students.
Tickets are available at www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets or (617) 912-9222.
Internationally-Acclaimed Pianist Boris Slutsky Performs at The Boston Conservatory April 15, 2014
Slutsky’s Performance Concludes the Conservatory’s 2013-2014 Piano Masters Series
(BOSTON—April 1, 2014) International award-winning pianist Boris Slutsky is performing at The Boston Conservatory on April 15, 2014, the final installment of the Conservatory’s 2013-2014 Piano Masters Series. He will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Rondo in a minor, K. 511, as well as Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana, op. 16. He will also play Frederic Chopin’s Barcarolle, op. 60; Two Études: op. 25, No. 7 and op. 10, No. 4; Nocturne in e-flat, op. 55, No. 2; and Polonaise-Fantasie op. 61.
Born in Moscow, Russia to a family of musicians, Slutsky is the winner of the 1981 William Kapell Competition, the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard Competition. He has performed with the London and Bergen philharmonics and the Toronto and Baltimore symphonies, with conductors such as Gergiev and Kitaenko. Slutsky has also performed solo recitals and chamber music performances around the world. He is currently the piano department chair at the Peabody Conservatory.
“The pieces I’ve selected to play at the Conservatory are all very close to my heart,” said Slutsky. “They are some of the most poetic and imaginative works ever written by these great composers. I am very much looking forward to this concert.”
Slutsky’s first piece, Rondo in a minor, K. 511, was written in 1787 and is a relatively late work of Mozart’s. A mysterious and heart-wrenching lyrical composition, it is noted both for its depth and elegance.
Schumann’s Kreisleriana, op. 16 was composed in 1838 and dedicated to Frederic Chopin. It is considered one of Schumann’s greatest masterpieces and is highly dramatic. The composition is made up of eight sections, all of which explore the psyche and emotions of the character Johannes Kreisler, a moody, antisocial character from the works of fantasy author E.T.A. Hoffmann.
Slutsky will also perform Two Études: op. 25, No. 7 and op. 10, No. 4, both of which were composed as technical studies for the solo piano in the 1830s. The three late masterpieces of Chopin’s that Slutsky will play, Barcarolle, op. 60, Nocturne in e-flat, op. 55, No. 2 and Polonaise-Fantasie op. 61, are considered among the most mature and profound of his compositions.
The concert will be held in Seully Hall at 8 The Fenway at 8 p.m. on April 15. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens, Boston Conservatory alumni and WGBH members; and free for all students. Tickets are available for purchase now through The Boston Conservatory Box Office: (617) 912-9222 and www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets. For more information, call (617) 912-9240 or visit www.bostonconservatory.edu. For information about group rates, contact the Box Office at (617) 912-9142.
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