Schedule

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Date Artist City Venue Country
02/10/16 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Old Stone House of Brooklyn United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 336 3rd Street. Ljova performs a solo fadolín/looper set for the opening of “Partners, Parents Pets: Contemporary Portraiture”, an art exhibition by artists Sophia Dawson, Jamie Diamond, Natalie Gruppuso, Meghan Keane, Iviva Olenick, Bayeté Ross Smith, and Mónika Sziládi — curated by Katherine Gressel. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, on February 10 the Old Stone House will open Partners, Parents, Pets: Contemporary Portraiture, a five-month exhibition exploring the nuances of different family relationships through diverse artistic approaches. Each artwork blurs boundaries between a traditional family portrait commission and the creative expression or social agenda of the artist. Together the works aim to raise such questions as: how does an artist’s portrait work for hire influence his/her personal work, or vice versa? How (and why) are artists choosing to either use, or consciously break away from, family portrait conventions to comment on the nature of their subjects and/or portraiture itself? Finally, who typically has access to getting their “family portrait” created and seen (and who ultimately decides how these subjects are represented?) Buy Tickets More information
02/11/16 Ljova Brooklyn, NY National Sawdust United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 80 North 6th Street. Venue phone: 646-779-8455. Simone Dinnerstein and Ljova present: Sybarite 5 in their debut at National Sawdust—-> Sybarite5 always moves forward, even when looking back to their classical roots. Inspired by J.S. Bach’s solo suites, Look Back / Move Forward assembles new suites for today. The centerpiece is a suite pulsing with energy and life commissioned by Sybarite5 from six composers: Kenji Bunch, Eric Byers, Mohammed Fairouz, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Michi Wiancko, & Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, each asked to contribute one movement. The group’s favorite custom made suites – Radiohead transcriptions & Piazzolla Tangos – round out this eclectic mix. The Arizona Daily Star declared that Sybarite5 audiences should “expect an experience that will satisfy your inner rock star…” We’ll leave it at that. Buy Tickets
03/06/16 Ljova and the Kontraband Brooklyn, NY National Sawdust United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 80 North 6th Street. Venue phone: 646-779-8455. Ljova and the Kontraband make their debut at National Sawdust, Brooklyn’s breathtaking new venue for original music. Family friendly show!
Tour: Ljova at Oz Arts Nashville with New Dialect
04/01/16 Ljova Nashville, TN OZ Nashville United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $45. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 615-350-7200. Address: 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir. Ljova performs live with New Dialect, Nashville’s wonderful contemporary dance troupe, in a large-scale premiere of a new collaboration between choreographer Banning Bouldin, composers Mikael Karlsson & Ljova. We will also reprise “Emin”, Ljova’s collaboration with Banning Bouldin and Ana Maria Lucaciu. Buy Tickets
04/02/16 Ljova Nashville, TN OZ Nashville United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $45. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 615-350-7200. Address: 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir. Ljova performs live with New Dialect, Nashville’s wonderful contemporary dance troupe, in a large-scale premiere of a new collaboration between choreographer Banning Bouldin, composers Mikael Karlsson & Ljova. We will also reprise “Emin”, Ljova’s collaboration with Banning Bouldin and Ana Maria Lucaciu. Buy Tickets

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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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