August 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
MCASD Sherwood Auditorium
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
$75 | $50

Russian Masters

The Russian tradition incorporates a combination of endless melody touched
by bittersweet melancholy. Featuring the Borromeo String Quartet, soprano Lyubov Petrova, pianist John Novacek, and other new and returning festival artists, SummerFest brings you works by three iconic Russian Masters – Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Taneyev.

Last heard at SummerFest 2008, Taneyev’s beautiful and poignant Piano Quintet in G Minor is back by popular demand. Pianist Joyce Yang, violinist Kerry McDermott and violist Paul Neubauer, all familiar faces at SummerFest, are joined by eminent Russian violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Cellist, John Sharp, making their La Jolla Music Society debuts to bring you this haunting piece.

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Prior to the performance please join us for dinner at La Valencia Hotel.

RACHMANINOFFSelections from Six Songs, Op. 38
       At night in my garden
       The rat-catcher
       The dream
Oh, never sing to me again
, Op. 4, No. 4
Lyubov Petrova, soprano
John Novacek, piano
TCHAIKOVSKYString Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11Borromeo String Quartet
TANEYEVPiano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 30Joyce Yang, piano
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Kerry McDermott, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola
John Sharp, cello

Moscow Classicists Lecture by Scholar-in-Residence Richard Taruskin