Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall
Performers: Eleonora Karpukhova – piano, Natalya, Ageyeva – piano
The Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle presents pianists Eleonora Karpukhova from Moscow and RCMFS Artistic Director, Natalya Ageyeva with cellist Haeyoon Shin in a Valentine’s Day-themed program incorporating romantic Russian music, dance, and more for our ninth “Winter Nights” concert at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall at 5:00 p.m. on February 14, 2016.
The concert’s romantic centerpiece is Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2, Op. 17 for Two Pianos performed by guest pianist Eleonora Karpukhova and RCMFS Artistic Director, Natalya Ageyeva. The duo will also play Rachmaninoff’s beloved Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14. Haeyoon Shin and Ageyeva will collaborate for the exquisitely lush third movement of Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata. Adding spice to the romance of the Russian composers, Shin and Ageyeva will present Oblivion by the master of Argentinian tangos, Astor Piazzola accompanied by local dancers. In addition, Eleonora Karpukhova will play Chopin’s Waltzes in F major, Op. 34, No. 3, in D-flat major Op. 64, No. 1, and A-flat major Op. 34, No. 1, Tchaikovsky’s Impromptu and Meditation Op. 72, and Tchaikovsky/Pletnev “Andante Maestoso” from The Nutcracker.
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