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Rostropovich + Soviet Jewish Composers: Yosif Feigelson in Concert

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The Algonquin Club of Boston

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Join BRAI for a unique concert presentation exploring the creative exchange between the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and Soviet Jewish composers. Rostropovich's student, renowned cellist Yosif Feigelson, honors the 90th anniversary of Rostropovich's birth, with a live performance interpolating stories and images contextualizing this interesting musical legacy.

Feigelson will highlight compositions associated with his famous teacher-mentor including works composed for Rostropovich by composers of Jewish heritage such as Moishe (Mieczyslaw) Weinberg and Alfred Schnittke, as well as selections by Bach and Britten.

6:30 pm Pre-concert reception (cash bar)
7:15 pm Concert/lecture begins
8:30 pm Q&A with the performer

Praised for his marvelously singing tone, effortless technique, and sincere, enlightening interpretations, Latvian-born cellist Yosif Feigelson has enjoyed a solo career spanning over four decades. Winner of the prestigious Tchaikovsky (1974) and J.S. Bach (1976) International Competitions as well as Avery Fisher Career Grant (1990), he toured throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, Israel and China. He made the widely-acclaimed New York début in 1988, when he stepped in at short notice to take the place of the ailing legend-violinist Nathan Milstein with the New York Chamber Symphony. His 1996 performance of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Detroit Symphony under Neeme Järvi was recorded for Eurobroadcast and heard on radio stations all over the world. More information about the artist can be found at www.yfeigelson.com

Migration + Memory: Jewish Artists of the Russian and Soviet Empires is a an exhibition featuring approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the twentieth century. Curated by BRAI's Executive Director, Anna Winestein, it takes place at the Museum of Russian Icons, in Clinton MA, October 12, 2017 to January 28, 2018, it is accompanied by an extensive program of events in Clinton and Boston. www.ballets-russes.com/migrationmemory.html

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