Spokane Symphony Classics: Dvorák and Rachmaninoff
Saturday January 19, 2019 8pm
Sunday January 20, 2019 3pm
ECKART PREU, CONDUCTOR
MATEUSZ WOLSKI, VIOLIN
DINA KUZNETSOVA, SOPRANO
KIRK DOUGHERTY, TENOR
KERRY WILKERSON, BARITONE
SPOKANE SYMPHONY CHORALE
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC CHOIR
Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski will perform another great work from the violin repertoire: Dvorvák’s Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s choral symphony, The Bells, loosely based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, is considered by many to be one of his great masterpieces.
There is a pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Come early to learn more about the music you will hear. This talk is free to all ticketholders.
- Miguel del Aguila — Chautauquan Summer
- Antonin Dvorvák — Violin Concerto
- Sergei Rachmaninoff — The Bells (Kolokola)
del Aguila — Chautauquan Summer (Partial clip by Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra; Uriel Segal conducting; 2012.)
Dvorák — Violin Concerto (Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin with the Berlin Philharmonic; Manfred Honeck conducting; 2017.)
Rachmaninoff — The Bells (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, James Gaffigan, conducting; with Dutch Radio Choir; Marina Rebeka, soprano; Sergej Skorokhodov, tenor; Andrej Bondarenko, bass; 2015.)
About the Guest Artists
Dina Kuznetsova, soprano: A native of Moscow, Dina Kuznetsova is an alumna of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Soprano Dina Kuznetsova went on to star in a number of productions there including The Cunning Little Vixen, Rigoletto, Romeo et Juliette and, marking her role debut as Tatyana, Eugene Onegin under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. Dina Kuznetsova has attracted the attention of the world's major opera companies for her outstanding musicianship and compelling stage presence. She has performed in many of the world's greatest opera houses, from the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Berlin's Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper and Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper to the San Francisco and Chicago Lyric Operas. VISIT HER WEBSITE
ACCLAIM FOR DINA KUZNETSOVA'S PERFORMANCE OF
RACHMANINOFF’S THE BELLS WITH THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
"Of the three soloists, all making NSO debuts as well, the standout — literally — was the soprano Dina Kuznetsova; her warm, clear voice was able to cut through the masses of sound and make an effect in a way the other two were not".
Anne Midgette, Classical music critic, The Washington Post, April 16, 2015
"And wonderful was the word for the performance here of soprano Dina Kuznetsova, whose lustrous voice proved as rich and mellow as those “mellow” wedding bells themselves. She wrapped herself sinuously around her part, nicely assisted by the chorus, which once again engaged in a musical dialogue".
Terry Ponick, The Music Critic and Entertainment Editor for CDN, April 17, 2015
Kirk Dougherty, tenor: With a sound combining beauty, clarity, and strength, Kirk Dougherty is one of the most exciting voices in opera today. His expressivity and commitment to both musical and dramatic interpretation has earned him continuous appearances as a leading tenor in opera throughout the United States and beyond. VISIT HIS WEBSITE
Kerry Wilkerson, bass: Kerry Wilkerson’s solo career has taken him from coast to coast performing renowned oratorios and exciting recitals. A resonant singer with unique evenness in register, the Washington Post has described him as an “exuberant” performer having the “amber tone of a lyric baritone with the imposing weight demanded by Handel’s low-lying writing.” He has enjoyed a celebrated career as a member of the United States Army Chorus; singing and conducting for world leaders, Supreme Court Justices, politicians and dignitaries of many nations during official ceremony and protocol events. VISIT HIS WEBSITE
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