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This piano concert, presented in collaboration with the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, explores the USSR’s five decades of innovative music. Pianist and musicologist Dr. Anastasia Seifetdinova will perform and speak briefly about composers who drew criticism and consequences from Soviet authorities by going against the established aesthetic ideology and its dogmas. The program includes music by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Vsevolod Zaderatsky, Rodion Shchedrin, and Sofia Gubaidulina. A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance.

The program will be as follows:

Dmitry Shostakovich “Aphorisms” (1927)

Vsevolod Zaderatsky “Microbes of Lyrics” (1928), and Prelude and Fugue No. 8 (F Sharp minor) (1937-1939, in Gulag)

Sergey Prokofiev Sonata No.7 (1942), 1st movement

Rodion Shchedrin “Prelude and Fugue” No. 8 (F Sharp Minor)

Sofia Gubaidulina “Musical Toys” for piano (1969) No.1-8

Saturday, May 21, 2:00-4:30pm
Concert, 2:00pm; Reception 3:30pm
MoRI and BRAI Members: $30
Not-yet-members: $35
At the door Members/Not-yet-members: $40
Program fees are non-refundable.