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Date Artist City Venue Country
09/28/14 Ljova New York, NY Spectrum United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor. The Secret Quartet (Cornelius Dufallo & Jennifer Choi on violins, Ljova on viola, Yves Dharamraj on cello) perform an afternoon of contemporary string quartets by John King, Evan Josef Beigel and others.
10/04/14 Ljova New York, NY Subculture United States
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $18 in advance, $23 day of show. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 212-533-5470. Address: 45 Bleecker Street. Venue phone: 212-533-5470. Ljova joins the raucously infectious shapeshifting Banda Magda for a post-Yom-Kippur after-breakfast late-night special performance. Buy Tickets More information
10/09/14 Ljova New York City, New York Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 140 2nd Avenue (bet. 8th & 9th streets). Daniel Goode presents a concert of contemporary music for ten violas (!!!), including an all-start lineup, of which Ljova is grateful to be a part. Premieres of new music by Kamala Sankaram, Alvin Curran, Daniel Goode & a work for 8 violas by Tom Johnson.
10/14/14 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Littlefield
Time: 8:00am. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 622 Degraw St.. Ljova joins eighth blackbird and an all-star band for bassist-composer Matt Ulery’s CD release of his new album “In The Ivory” 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:
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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