Tuesday, November 1, 2016

RSVP now for November 7th - not to miss with Vadym Kholodenko

November Night ! 

this coming Monday, the 7th @ 8 p.m. 



We are truly privileged to present the CU debuts of two of the finest young musicians of their generation. The latest winner of the Van Cliburn Competition (2013), Vadym Kholodenko is a magisterial pianist in the grand Russian tradition. Perhaps it is no coincidence that Vadym will perform Schumann's rarely heard 4 Piano Pieces, op. 32, a work championed by the great Emil Gilels, whose refined power Vadym readily calls to mind.  Also on the program, Ravel's suite "Le tombeau de Couperin," and a Schubert Fantasie for Violin and Piano with the wonderful violinist Alena Baeva.  A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory like Vadym, and protege of both Rostropovich and Seiji Ozawa, Alena has performed concertos and chamber music with many of the greatest conductors and musicians in the world, including Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Valery Gergiev, and Sir Neville Mariner.

Here is a preview featuring Alena and Vadym playing together last summer at an informal gathering of a lucky few in the CU studio:
Alena Baeva and Vadym Kholodenko play Beethoven Violin Sonata Op12-3
Alena Baeva and Vadym Kholodenko play Beethoven Violin Sonata Op12-3

You can also hear Vadym performing the Rachmaninov Concerto #2 this week with the New West Symphony in Oxnard on Nov. 4 and Thousand Oaks on Nov. 5,  http://www.newwestsymphony.org/single_tickets.php 

Rounding out the program, the gifted clarinetist James Hodges will perform Dance Preludes by Witold Lutoslawski together with returning to CU pianist Hung-Tao Lin. 

Classical Underground Showcase:  Jeremy Lipking 

"Danielle" oil on linen  

It is always a great pleasure to see any recent work by our Classical Undergrounder Jeremy Lipking, but the one he just completed and will be sharing with us is particularly special. 

This masterwork likely won't go to a gallery, but remain a private family treasure. Jeremy and Danielle just welcomed to the world their twins Juniper and Zion. This painting is dedicated to the sacred woman's power of life-giving and depicts Danielle during her pregnancy.

The gorgeous palette of soft yet crisp colors perfectly placed in exquisitely precise tonalities displays a magnificent and rare level of control that puts Jeremy among the very few painters who ever mastered the visual power of close tonal range. This unique and highly developed ability allows him to keep the figure as a darker, fully unified silhouette set against shimmering evening sky, yet never disturb its overall lightness.

The profile presentation of the figure gives the exposed crescent of the baby bump a feeling of a celestial body rising over a horizon, with its curvature being supported and contrasted with the orb of the black hat.

Congratulations Jeremy and Danielle!
 As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy.   



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