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A very special – and delicious!!! – concert.

The program “Hidden Gems of Russian Romantic Music” introduces the Dutch public to the magnificent but rarely performed Russian composers mid XIX – beginning of the XX century. But then in quite a special way – combined with a Russian culinary experience.

The concert starts at 19:00 and lasts 1h 15 min without a break, followed by the walking dinner.

This offers a unique musical, culinary and social total experience stimulating all senses throughout the night: the charming Russian chamber music is combined with a delicious Russian-style walking dinner, and a meet-and-greet with the musicians. In this way you get to exchange impressions with your family and friends, chare your passion for music with the young virtuosos, enjoy the mastery of skilled chefs and all that in a beautiful setting. A night full of surprises, a true gem!

The concert takes place in the Bethlehem Church (3 min walk from the Noorderpark metro station), which has recently been transformed into a modern concert hall with beautiful acoustics. This season opens with this very special evening – the program “Hidden Gems of Russian Romantic Music”, a collaboration between the Russian and Dutch young talents. Coached by Maria Milstein, an internationally acknowledged violinist with Russian background who also won the Dutch National Music Prize in 2018, six young musicians aged 13-16 years come on stage. Three are the students of the famous Moscow Gnessin Special School of Music, where Maria once started to play the violin, and three come from the Sweelinck Academy, the prep-school at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she now teaches.

The concert will have an unusual interactive format: Maria will introduce the composers with each piece, conduct mini-interviews with the musicians and respond to the questions from the audience. Program:

Glinka – Sonate for viola and piano (Sofia Maslova, Artemy Sokolovsky)

Glière – Duos op.39: Prelude, Gavotte, Berceuse & Scherzo, arrangement for violine and viola (Mara Mostert & Sofia Maslova)

Rubinstein – Romance оp.44, arrangement for violine and piano (Maria Milstein & Artemy Sokolovsky)

Cui – Orientale op.50, arrangement for violine and piano (Maria Milstein & Artemy Sokolovsky)

P.I. Tchaikovsky – Aria of Lensky from the opera “Eugene Onegin”, arrangement for flute and piano (Elena Krivorotova & Artemy Sokolovsky)

Khachaturian – Toccata en Berceuse from the ballet “Spartacus”, arrangement for piano solo (Artemy Sokolovsky)

Cui – 5 Kleine Duetten for flute, viool en piano (Elena Krivorotova, Mara Mostert & Artemy Sokolovsky)

Menu:

Pirozhki (Russian pies, 2 kinds), Vinaigrette (salad with beets), Autumn (crab salad), Seledka (sandwich with herring), Rye paté (sandwich paté with plum), Ljulja-kebab (Meatballs with cranberry jam).

Tickets:

Adult € 15,00

Child € 7,50

Diner arrangement € 19,50

Service costs € 2,00

Tickets can be booked with or without dinner

 

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We hope to welcome you at this special evening!