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The Silk Road Ensemble

Tuesday, October 22 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/the-silk-road-ensemble/

This evening's eclectic performance marks the 15th anniversary of artistic director Yo-Yo Ma's internationally minded non-profit arts, cultural and educational organization The Silk Road Project, which presents performances by the critically-acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. The iconic performance group is a collective of internationally-renowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries who collaborate on a diverse range of musical and multimedia projects. The 60-member globetrotting ensemble has performed in 105 cities, 30 countries and recorded five albums, with its most recent release Off the Map being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2011. Join us for an exhilarating celebration where "Classical music making rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship" -- The Washington Post

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Image for John Mauceri with OrchestraJohn Mauceri with Orchestra

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/john-mauceri-with-orchestra/

Music in the Life of a Great City: continuing the series Verdi, Wagner and Hollywood: A Bicentennial Birthday Celebration

In the second concert of the already popular series, Music in the Life of a Great City, Grammy Award-winning conductor John Mauceri and full orchestra will present another unique collaboration, celebrating the beloved music of iconic composers Verdi and Wagner, both born 200 years ago. From Verdi's stirring Aida Overture and Triumphal Music to Wagner's exciting Ride of the Valkyries, juxtaposed with familiar film music by the great Ennio Morricone and others, Mauceri will demonstrate the deep musical influence of these composers on a Hollywood they never visited.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Image for Gabriela Martinez, pianoGabriela Martinez, piano

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/gabriela-martinez-piano/

Lauded by the New York Times as "compelling, elegant, and incisive," Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is quickly establishing a reputation and earning praise as a versatile artist who combines "panache and poetry" (Dallas Morning News) with a "sense of grace and clarity" (The Star Ledger). A winner of numerous international prizes and awards, Ms. Martinez's wide-ranging career includes world premieres of new music, live performances featured on MDR Kultur (Germany), NHK (Japan), Radio France (France), RAI (Italy), Deutsche Welle (Germany), WQXR, WNYC, National Public Radio, CNN, PBS, and 60 Minutes.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Image for Mischa Maisky, cello Mischa Maisky, cello

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/mischa-maisky-cello/

Beethoven: 7 variations on a theme from Mozart's "Magic Flute"
Britten: Cello Sonata
Russian Romances: various selections

Nicknamed "Rostropovich of the Future" by the late, great Russian virtuoso, Grammy-nominated Mischa Maisky has made over 30 recordings with premier orchestras such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the London Symphony, and the Israeli Philharmonic as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist during the last 25 years. Poetry and exquisite delicacy combined with great temperament and brilliant technique are Maisky's artistic trademarks and will be on full display in this evening's inspiring repertoire.