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Hermitage Piano Trio

Event  Information

Greensboro -- ( Thu., Feb. 27, 2014 - Sat., Mar. 1, 2014 )

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: Classical Romantics
Performed by GSO; The Hermitage Piano Trio; Kelly Burke, clarinets
$42; $34; $30; $24; Students $5 -- War Memorial Auditorium , (336) 335-5456, ext. 224 , http://www.greensborosymphony.org/

Greensboro -- ( Fri., Feb. 28, 2014 )

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: "Romantic Clarinets"
Performed by Kelly Burke, clarinet; Dmitry Sitkovesky, violin; Scott Rawls, viola; Inara Zandmane, piano; Hermitage Piano Trio
$30; Students $5 -- UNC Greensboro Tew Recital Hall , (336)335-5456, ext. 224 , http://www.greensborosymphony.org/ -- 8:00 PM

February 27, 2014 - Greensboro, NC:

This preview has been provided by the Greensboro Symphony.

In an exciting last minute audible, the Greensboro Symphony announces a thrilling program change for its upcoming Masterworks concerts. Though still featuring Greensboro’s own Kelly Burke on clarinet, the February 27th and March 1st concerts will now include three of Russia’s hottest young soloists: The Hermitage Piano Trio. Symphony-goers will remember cellist Sergey Antonov from his acclaimed 2012 performance with the GSO—and this time, world-renowned violinist Misha Keylin and “flawless” pianist Ilya Kazantsev will join them on Beethoven’s daunting Triple Concerto.

The Beethoven Triple Concerto is one of the more unique offerings in the composer’s repertoire, being the first symphonic work ever to feature three instrumental soloists. The reason for Beethoven’s decision is unknown—whether he hoped to make an impression upon a particular audience or hide a weaker soloist, the concerto has remained in the standard repertoire for centuries, dazzling audiences with florid lines of considerable demand for all instruments.

In addition to the Beethoven concerto, Kelly Burke, principal clarinetist of the GSO and Interim Associate Dean of the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance, will remain as a soloist on the program, playing Weber’s lush Fantasia and Rondo for Clarinet & Orchestra. Finally, the GSO will close with one of the most stunningly beautiful pieces in the symphonic repertoire—Rachmaninoff Symphony #2.

While swapping soloists and revamping repertoire just weeks before a show can be a monumental challenge, Lisa Crawford, President & CEO of the Greensboro Symphony, feels that the GSO has been very fortunate in this turn of events. “The Hermitage Trio features three very talented and dynamic young soloists—we are thrilled to be bringing them to Greensboro for such an exciting new program,” she said.

Who:       Kelly Burke, clarinet / Hermitage Piano Trio with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

What:     Classical Romantics
                  Weber / Fantasia and Rondo for Clarinet and Orchestra
                  Beethoven / Triple Concerto
                  Rachmaninoff / Symphony #2

When:    Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
                Saturday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Thursday & Saturday - War Memorial Auditorium (Coliseum Complex)

Prices:   $42, $34, $30, $24 STUDENTS $5

How to get tickets:  Call the Symphony Box Office at 336-335-5456 x 224, visit the Greensboro Coliseum Box office, order online at www.ticketmaster.com, or call Ticketmaster at 852-1100

February 27th Co-Sponsored by Cone Health
March 1st Sponsored by Greensboro Symphony Guild



Who:       Kelly Burke, clarinet
                 Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
                 Scott Rawls, viola
                 Inara Zandmane, piano
                 Hermitage Piano Trio

What:     Romantic Clarinets
                  Glinka / Sonata for Viola (Clarinet) and piano
                  Beethoven / Kakadu Variations op. 121a
                  Brahms / Piano Quintet

When:     Friday, Feb. 28th at 8:00 p.m.

Where:   UNCG School of Music, Theatre & Dance Recital Hall

Prices:   $30 (STUDENTS $5)

How to get tickets:  Call the Symphony Box Office at 336-335-5456 x 224, visit the Greensboro Coliseum Box office, order online at www.ticketmaster.com, or call Ticketmaster at 852-1100

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