Russian Composers: Shostakovich

Honored guest: Artistic Director of Houston Symphony, Maestro Hans Graf

Performer: Zoya Shuhatovich (piano)

WHEN: September 14, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $15 / RCC Members $12

Music of  Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) is baldly Russian in style, yet diverse. It contains memorable themes stemming from Russian folk and popular song, jazz, and the polyphonic traditions of Johann Sebastian Bach. Unlike other Soviet composers who benefited from political fortune rather than artistic merit, Shostakovich remains an international phenomenon whose music is performed constantly.

“Ms. Shuhatovich showed herself to be a commanding force at the keyboard as well as engaging personality speaking from the stage. Beautifully shaped singing phrases and drama galore characterize this pianist… It was much to admire in every work this pianist played” – New York Concert Review, Spring 2009

In the program: 12 preludes from “24 Preludes” (op. 34) by Shostakovich.

Wine will be served.

Advance tickets purchase is recommended, as seating is limited.

Please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail: rcc@ourtx.com

Event Sponsors

City of Houston

Houston Arts Alliance

This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

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