Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 17 Classical Underground invitation

Dear friends,

At recent Classical Uunderground nights we have been so rarely fortunate to indulge in the close and intimate experience of some of today's most exciting musical treasures, mixed with some of the most exciting visual talent. Our last Classical Underground "Extra," with a great new friend Simon Trpceski right after his sensational performance at Disney Hall, still exhilarates and inspires.

Now a new great treat awaits us on May 17. Anyone who happened to share the last September concert with us knows what an exciting musical powerhouse our two-generation, longtime friend Jura Margulis really is. Yes, as part of our very special May lineup Classical Uunderground is welcoming back Jura, who comes from his esteemed academic position at the University of Arkansas to spend an evening with us. Part of the internationally storied Margulis musical family, Jura will share the night with his sister, Natalia Margulis, principal cellist with the Madrid Opera Orchestra. We also are very happy to greet our wonderful CU friend, violinist David Chernyavsky, who is coming just for this concert from San Francisco, where he is now with the San Francisco Symphony.

Also featured this evening are: Timur Bekbosunov (tenor), Eduardo Delgado (piano), Yuliya Barsky (piano), Jonathan Moerschel (viola), Oxana Senina (coloratura soprano), Anya Ivanova (piano).

Again we are most grateful to our supportive friends at Steinway Piano Gallery West Hollywood for graciously providing us with their incomparable instrument.

As always - don't forget - it is a potluck party - bring your favorite food and drink!
Your PayPal payment is your reservation to the evening.

Jura Margulis has performed with the Russian National Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, the Montreal Symphony, the Prague Symphony, and at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and at Martha Argerich's festivals in Lugano, Switzerland and Beppu, Japan. He is Executive Director of the International Piano Academy in Freiburg, Germany, and Professor of Piano at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he swears it is indeed possible to get a fine cup of cappuccino.

Here you can view Jura's performance at CU last September:

Natalia Margulis makes a return visit to CU from Spain, where she is principal cellist of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid. When not accompanying the Madrid Opera, Natasha frequently plays in chamber ensembles throughout Spain and Europe, and has performed at the Verbier and Lugano Festivals.

David Chernyavsky returns to CU from his new gig up north as violinist with the San Francisco Symphony, having also been a member of the LA Philharmonic and The St. Petersburg String Quartet.

Eduardo Delgado, CU favorite, renowned performer of romantic and Argentinian piano repertoire, Prof. at CSUF. Will spend this summer performing in Argentina and Italy.

Timur Bekbosunov, a unique and fascinating tenor, has performed at Disney Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Long Beach Opera.

Founding violist of the famed Calder String Quartet, Jonathan Moerschel made his Boston Symphony Hall solo debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1997 after taking first prize in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Competition.

Yuliya Barsky, a frequent CU performer who elects to collaborate with chamber musicians in groups of two to six when not teaching piano in her studio.

Armen Ksajikian, has performed as principal or soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber, Opus Chamber and Hollywood Bowl orchestras, among others.

Oxana Senina, coloratura soprano, holds two Bachelor of Music degrees in both voice and cello from Chonkushov University and a Master's degree in voice from the Gnessino Academy in Moscow. This is her CU debut.

Anya Ivanova, classically trained pianist has quickly established herself as one of the busiest performers in the Los Angeles musical scene. Her involvement in the life of classical vocalists and theatrical community manifested in her collaboration with musical theater companies, acting studios as well working with seasoned chamber musicians in the Los Angeles area.

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