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With a hint of détente, the flute-piano duo of Maxim Rubtsov and Sergei Kvitko open their Carnegie Hall program with compositions by American composers John Corigliano - in celebration of his 80th birthday - and Michael Tilson Thomas, who gave the young Russian flutist his first experience performing in the United States. The program also introduces the gifted young Russian composer Andrey Rubtsov.
To highlight the many moods inspired by the Romantic period, spanning 19th to 21st centuries, the program features compositions for flute and piano by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a protégé of Shostakovich. In conclusion the artists offer a dozen red roses, twelve charming Russian miniatures by well-known and less well-known Russian composers--Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Gretchaninoff and Varlamov. The concert will benefit the Russian Arts Foundation.
Direct inquiries about the post-concert reception for patrons and sponsors to 202-431-1315.