Vox Musica has invited the internationally acclaimed Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet for a one-time only performance in Sacramento. The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, formed in 1939, is one of Russia’s iconic professional string ensembles. Join us for an evening of stunning music by Joseph Haydn and Alexander Gretchaninov. The quartet has a wonderful program lined up and Vox Musica will make a special appearance with the ensemble.
The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, formed in 1939, is a monument to Russian musical history. The present members Mikhail Bondarev (violin), Ekaterina Belisova (violin), Alexei Popov (viola), Anton Andreev (cello) are graduates of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory who, by virtue of a shared background steeped in the grand tradition of Russian music making, achieve organic and convincing interpretations of a diverse repertoire of masterworks, Russian classics, and contemporary masters. The Quartet champions the music of Russian composers with the core of their repertoire being the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Taneyev and Stravinsky. They also perform lesser-known masterworks of Glinka, Alabiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gretchaninov, Miaskovsky and Mossolov. The group is an exponent of contemporary composers having recently premiered Hans Werner Henze’s Piano Quintet at the Berliner Philharmonie. Furthermore, they have been active in presenting premiere performances of young composers in Saint Petersburg. Since 1989, the group has been actively touring abroad and has made appearances at numerous prestigious music festivals. At home, in Saint Petersburg they have appeared at “The Music Spring,” “From Vanguard to the Present Days,” “Ways of Sound,” and “Five Evenings” festivals; in Germany, they have performed at the Wurzer Sommerkonzerte and the Wachenheimer Serenade; in Great Britain, at the Oundle International Festival; in Italy, at the Festival Internazionale della Chitarra (Syracuse), Festival Internazionale della Chitarra Nicolo Paganini (Parma), and Palazzo del Priggione (Venice); in Finland at the festival of chamber music in Imatra; in Yugoslavia at Nomus; and in Poland at the Festival of Organ and Chamber Music in Kamen Pomorsky. The Quartet regularly performs in Saint Petersburg’s Academic Glinka Capella and in the Shostakovich Philharmonic Concert Hall. Abroad, they have appeared in Rome, Italy at the RAI concert hall, Oratorio Gonfallone, the Auditorium del Seraphicum, and the Ghione Theatre; also in the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna; and at the Conservatory of Palermo; in Paris at the concert halls of UNESCO and St. Chapelle; in Switzerland at the Theater Basel; in Berlin, Germany at the Schauspielhaus and the Kammermusiksaal der Philarmonie, and in Bonn at the Klassische Philharmonie. The Quartet regularly collaborates with outstanding musicians from around the world, and has made many professional sound recordings released on labels in German, the United States, France, and in Russian. Visit their website for more information: http://en.rkq.spb.ru
(7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Tickets: $20.00 pre-sale; $25.00 at the door
Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)
Join Vox Musica at Bike Dog Brewery’s, Sacramento Taproom for an evening of libations and singing. Share a toast and socialize with the members of Vox Musica as they announce their 2017-18 concert season and sing a selection of drinking songs. Prizes and season passes will be available for those who are in attendance.
(6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
NEW Location: Bike Dog Brewery, 915 Broadway #200, Sacramento, CA 95818
Vox Musica will be contributing to the celebration of St. John’s Lutheran Church’s 150th year Anniversary. This grandiose event of music will be an afternoon not to miss.
(4:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church; 1701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
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