Moscow on the Bluff
The Mary Pappert School of Music presents Moscow on the Bluff, a series of music by Russia's greatest composers. Five Sunday afternoon concerts will run a huge emotional gamut from joyful comedy to dark tragedy in the unusually intense Russian style. Popular favorites, such as Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Gershwin's Summertime and Our Love is Here to Stay, will rub shoulders with lesser-known works and hidden gems from Stravinsky, Glinka, and Shostakovich. Highlights will include pianist Barbara Nissman playing Prokofieff, one of her specialties, soprano Sari Gruber singing Gershwin, Daniel Meyer conducting Stravinsky's Octet, Natasha Snitkovsky performing Khachaturian's Piano Sonata, which she studied with the composer, cellist Anne Martindale Williams in Rachmaninoff's Sonata, Lorna McGhee with Prokofieff's Flute Sonata, violist Randolph Kelly playing sonatas by Glinka and Shostakovich, and duo-pianists Cynthia Raim and David Allen Wehr presenting both Rachmaninoff Two-Piano Suites.
Many concerts last season were sellouts, so order your season tickets early to be sure to get the best seats and not miss a note of the music!
Pre-concert conversations with the artists will enhance your listening experience and encourage a closer rapport with the performers.
Upcoming "On the Bluff" Concerts
Visit our Calendar of Events to see our full list of concerts and recitals.