Schedule

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Date Artist City Venue Country
01/27/17 Ljova Louisville, KY Kentucky Center United States
Time: 11:00am. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 501 W Main St. the Louisville premiere of Ljova’s “Current”, co-commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra and the Britt Festival, conducted by Teddy Abrams. Program also features Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto with Andrew Tyson, and Shostakovich’s 11th Symphony. Buy Tickets
01/28/17 Ljova Louisville, KY Kentucky Center United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $27. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 501 W Main St. the Louisville premiere of Ljova’s “Current”, co-commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra and the Britt Festival, conducted by Teddy Abrams. Program also features Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto with Andrew Tyson, and Shostakovich’s 11th Symphony. Buy Tickets
01/31/17 Ljova San Diego, California San Diego Museum of Art
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $40-50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1450 El Prado. Ljova returns to San Diego for a premiere of his second commission from the chamber music series Art of Élan — a clarinet quintet featuring Joshua Rubin, as well as selections from Ljova’s “Vjola Suite”, works by Bax and Missy Mazzoli. Buy Tickets More information
Tour: Ljova and the Kontraband at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC
02/12/17 Ljova and the Kontraband Washington, DC Dumbarton Oaks Museum United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 202-339-6436. Address: 1703 32nd Street NW. Venue phone: 202-339-6436. Ljova and the Kontraband return to Washington DC with special guests Kinan Azmeh and Sami Merdinian for two nights of performances at the legendary Music Room of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Tickets are primarily reserved for subscribers of the series, however select single tickets may be available by phoning 202-339-6436 or emailing concerts@doaks.org Buy Tickets
02/13/17 Ljova and the Kontraband Washington, DC Dumbarton Oaks Museum United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 202-339-6436. Address: 1703 32nd Street NW. Venue phone: 202-339-6436. Ljova and the Kontraband return to Washington DC with special guests Kinan Azmeh and Sami Merdinian for two nights of performances at the legendary Music Room of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Tickets are primarily reserved for subscribers of the series, however select single tickets may be available by phoning 202-339-6436 or emailing concerts@doaks.org Buy Tickets
02/19/17 Ljova Washington, DC National Gallery of Art United States
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: East Building — 4th Street & Constitution Ave NW. Ljova performs with the Secret Quartet in a special screening of the 1935 silent film “La Venganza de Pancho Villa”, with live music by Tamar Muskal. Shh.. Buy Tickets More information

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Groups & Soloists Performing Ljova’s Compositions and Arrangements

Brooklyn Rider has commissioned a new string quartet from Ljova, “Culai”, which they’ve recently recorded for Mercury Classics. The Quartet had previously recorded Ljova’s works on its debut CD “Passport” and has recorded Ljova’s arrangements of Persian music on its collaboration with the Persian kamanche master Kayhan Kalhor, “Silent City”. Watch YouTube videos of Brooklyn Rider’s performances of Ljova’s compositions.
The Enso Quartet has performed Ljova’s “Bagel on the Malecon” on tour since 2006. Watch YouTube video of Enso Quartet’s performance of “Bagel on the Malecon”.
Violinist Tim Fain performs Ljova’s Sicilienne composition for violin and piano on his tours and has recorded the composition for his debut Naxos release.
Spark, a young contemporary music ensemble based in Germany, have recently recorded their debut album on Deutsche Grammophon, for which they’ve recorded two of Ljova’s works. To hear sounds, and details of their upcoming tour, visit:
http://www.spark-off.com/
The Kronos Quartet is performing Ljova’s arrangements on their tours since 2005. Check out their current season page for details about upcoming concerts near you.
A Far Cry,Boston’s proudly unconducted chamber orchestra performed Ljova and Osvaldo Golijov’s arrangement of the Taraf de Haidouks’ tune “Turceasca” in a series of concerts. Here’s one orchestra member’s take on the arrangement and premiere performance: “Tackling Turceasca”
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project regularly performs Ljova’s arrangements since 2004. Check out their current season schedule for details about upcoming concerts near you.
Romashka, a NY-based fiddle-brass dance party band performs several of Ljova’s compositions written for the band’s Eastern European dance repertoire. Ljova also plays the viola and famiola in the band. Check out Romashka’s website for more about the band.

 

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