Bravo! Concerts Northwest presents “From Blues to Bernstein – East Meets West” with an ensemble of internationally acclaimed guest artists including Russian violinist Tatiana Kolchanova, Croatian-American pianist Maria Manzo, Ukrainian pianist Sergey Kirillov; and American musicians, clarinetist Michael Kissinger Broadway singer Douglas Webster and cellist Collin Oldham.
The Vancouver concert is at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $30 for adults. Students 18 years old and younger will be admitted free of charge.
For tickets and info see www.bravoconcerts.com or call the box office at 360-906-0441.
The show features a wide variety of music ranging from blues-oriented Jewish Klezmer dance music; to highlights from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story; to music commissioned for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. American, Russian, Romanian, Polish and Czech composers are featured on the concert – which will show the musical and cultural connection between Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the USA. Music includes: Air & Simple Gifts by the Academy Award-winning film composer John Williams – a piece that was commissioned and performed for the inauguration of President Barack Obama; Jewish Klezmer Dance by Romanian composer Serban Nichi; highlights from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Slavonic Dances by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak – both of which are arrangements for two piano players performing on one piano; Polish composer Witold Lutoslawki’s Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano; the Hopak Dance for Violin and Piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky; the songs ‘Maria’ from West Side Story and ‘Simple Song’ from MASS by Leonard Bernstein; and Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata.