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|Tour: Ljova in Moscow for Alexander Zhurbin 70th Birthday Festival|
|10/22/15||Ljova||Moscow||Svetlanov Hall, Moscow House of Music||Russian Federation|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: 100-1500 roubles. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: +7 (495) 730‒10‒11. Address: Космодамианская набережная, дом 52, строение 8. Venue phone: +7 (495) 730‒10‒11. Ljova makes his Moscow concerto debut, performing his father’s Viola Concerto (1971) as soloist with the Russian Academic Capella, conducted by Valery Poliansky. Performance also includes the world premiere of Alexander Zhurbin’s “Symphony #5 — Sinfonia Bizzarra”, and serves as the opening night for the festival “Alexander Zhurbin: Everything is for the best”, in honor of his 70th Birthday Buy Tickets More information|
|10/26/15||Ljova||Moscow||Moscow House of Actors||Russian Federation|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: +7 495 241-07-40. Address: ул. Арбат, д. 35. Venue phone: +7 495 241-07-40. Ljova performs as part of a “Zhurbin Family” concert, with his father Alexander Zhurbin and mother Irena Ginzburg-Zhurbin.|
|11/23/15||Ljova||Washington, DC||Kennedy Center – Terrace Theater||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $39. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (202) 467-4600. Address: 2700 F Street. Venue phone: (202) 467-4600. A performance by mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway and the Amernet String Quartet, featuring the world premiere of a new song cycle arranged/re-composed by Ljova, based on the Ladino folk settings of composer/musicologist Alberto Hemsi, commissioned by Pro Musica Hebraica. Buy Tickets More information|
|Tour: The Secret Quartet performing the music of Trevor Dunn at The Stone|
|12/02/15||Ljova||New York, New York||The Stone|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd Street & Avenue C. performing Chamber Pieces by Trevor Dunn Marika Hughes (cello) Ben Goldberg (contra-alto clarinet) Kris Davis (piano) Trevor Dunn (bass) The Secret Quartet: Jennifer Choi, Cornelius Dufallo (violins) Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Movement for Contrabass Solo with String Quartet (1989) Insurgens for solo contra-alto clarinet (2005) String Quartet (iii) (2007) Singulus for solo cello (2009) Nocturnes for piano (2015)|
|12/05/15||Ljova||New York, New York||The Stone|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd Street & Avenue C. Music of Trevor Dunn trio-convulsant avec des cordes Trevor Dunn (bass) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Ches Smith (drums) Secret Quartet: Jennifer Choi, Cornelius Dufallo (violins) Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) program repeats at 10pm|
And here is what we’ve been up to recently — see past dates!
|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.|