Sonatas from the Soviet Era; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano 92Y Concerts at SubCulture, Monday, April 27, 7:30 PM

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Monday, April 27, 7:30 PM
Sonatas from the Soviet Era
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano
92Y Concerts at SubCulture


Monday, April 27, 7:30 PM
SubCulture – 45 Bleecker Street (downstairs)

As the final concert in the 2014/15 92Y at SubCulture series, violist Hsin-Yun Huang and pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn perform Sonatas from the Soviet Era: an exploration of the music of Soviet Russia in tandem with its harsh political climate. The realms of politics and art were rarely separate in Soviet Russia: composers could be hailed as heroes one day and condemned as traitors the next. Both Prokofiev and Shostakovich created some of the century’s most meaningful masterpieces. This program is co-curated by Ms. Huang (as were the last two concerts in the 92Y at SubCulture series), and she has invited her friend Mr. Solzhenitsyn (son of the Nobel Prize-winning dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn), who brings his personal understanding of the Soviet experience to these masterpieces of the artistic spirit.

Prokofiev’s Eighth Piano Sonata was written towards the end of World War II, with the composer in exile from Moscow to escape the Nazi invasion. In Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata—his final work, from 1975—we hear the thoughts of a man who reportedly slept next to a packed suitcase, in case he would be arrested overnight.

Sonatas from the Soviet Era
Hsin-Yun Huang
, viola
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84
SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147

92Y Concerts at SubCulture is a co-presentation of 92Y and SubCulture.

Tickets $15 (35 & Under), $35
Artist Websites: Hsin-Yun Huang, Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Tickets are available at or 212-415-5500.
Ticket prices subject to change.

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