“Road to Carnegie” Tour

Sergei Kvitko presents a solo recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on May 23, 2013

Road To Carngie Tour PosterAbout the program:

Sergei Kvitko, acclaimed pianist, composer, recording engineer and producer, presents a solo piano recital that includes:

Enrique Granados’ rarely performed, exquisitely passionate and profoundly poetic suite Escenas Romanticas  (Sergei will be joined on the stage by Lucas Segovia and Kara Zimmerman, the stars of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, for a unique mini-ballet choreographed exclusively for this collaboration); Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – the monumental interpretation, recording of which American Record Guide proclaimed “among the best ever made,” and his original virtuoso transcriptions of Bach’s Prelude in C Major – an unexpectedly romantic take on the famous piece; Mussorgsky’s Trepak from “Songs and Dances of Death”– dark and mysterious song transcribed for solo piano in tradition of Schubert-Liszt arrangements; and Eugène Ysaÿe’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 “Ballade” – violin bravura masterpiece in its first ever daring arrangement for piano.

Before presenting his solo recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall on May 23, 2013, Sergei will play a multitude of concerts:

January 17 and 18, 2013 Concerts with flutist Maxim Rubtsov (Russian National Orchestra), Lawrence University, WI

Watch a short video from Lawrence University

Maxim at Lawrence

January 25, 2013 “Russian Spectacular” (with Melanie Helton, Richard Sherman and Larisa Mageramova) Absolute Gallery, Lansing, MI

February 5, 2013 Solo Recital at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

February 11, 2013 Solo Recital at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

February 13, 2013 Solo Recital at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

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February 20, 2013 Solo Recital at Grace Church, White Plains, NY

Road to Carnegie White Plains

March 4, 2013 Solo Recital at Drake University, Des Moines, IA

March 11, 2013 Solo Recital at College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Road to Carnegie Charleston

March 29, 2013 Solo Recital at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, LA

April 4, 2013 Solo Recital at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

April 13, 2013 Solo Recital at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

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April 15, 2013 Solo Recital at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Road to Carnegie Nashville

April 30, 2013 Solo Recital at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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ADDED DATE: May 7, 2013 Encore Recital at Michigan State University, Cook Recital Hall 7:30 PM

May 11, 2013 Solo Recital at PianoForte Foundation, Chicago, IL

May 23, 2013 Solo Recital at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

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Read the review in New York Concert Review