Kurganov-Finehouse Duo: “The Deep”

Sat, Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Theme and Variations (1932)Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Poème, Op. 25 (1896)Aleksandr Scriabin (1872 – 1915)
2 Poèmes, Op. 32 (1903)

Lera Auerbach (b. 1973)
Violin Sonata No. 3 (2006)

Join the Kurganov-Finehouse duo for an exploration of music with magical and mystical origins. From Ernest Chausson’s Poeme, based on Ivan Turgenev’s story about a magical violin used to charm one’s beloved to Olivier Messiaen’s Theme and Variations, a living depiction a strange, transcendental, and supernatural powers, this unique program will not disappoint.
Formed in 2015, the Kurganov-Finehouse Duo has been lauded by FanFare Magazine for “smoldering intensity…Kurganov’s and Finehouse’s recital brings together a wide variety of styles, rendered with an effervescence and panache”. In 2018, they released their debut album as a duo, “Between the Notes: Music for Violin and Piano” featuring music of Brahms, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and others to positive reviews. Artsfuse called it “…a tour de force performance, superbly impassioned.” Recent performances include an artistic residency at the Museum of Fine Arts and performances and with the Essex Chamber Players. In Spring 2019, the duo will tour China.
Lauded by the Boston Musical Intelligence for his “empowered sound, penetrating colors and expert phrase shapes”, Russian-American Violinist Daniel Kurganov has emerged as a unique voice synthesizing musical values of different eras. Having toured throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, recent seasons include performances as soloist with the New Hampshire Philharmonic, several concert tours of Japan, and being part of a residency at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. In 2011, Daniel was invited by maestro Shlomo Mintz to take part in The Violins of Hope project in Switzerland, Sion, where he had the honor of performing on a violin rescued from the Auschwitz Concentration camp. Daniel is as well a passionate teacher, holding a private studio in addition to various outreach engagements. He also curates a YouTube channel with 6 million viewers, writes on the topic of musical performance, and leads workshops and masterclasses internationally. A native of Minsk, Belarus, Daniel completed his Masters at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and also studied at the DePaul School of Music in Chicago. His mentor was Rudolf Koelman, protégé of Jascha Heifetz.CONSTANTINE FINEHOUSE, Pianist
Praised by Rhein Main Presse Allgemeine Zeitung for his “interpretations of depth and maturity,” Constantine Finehouse has performed extensively in the US and abroad. His album with cellist Sebastian Baverstäm features music by Brahms and Boston composer Tony Schemmer. His 2009 solo release, “Backwards Glance,” interweaves works by Brahms and Richard Beaudoin. “The Bolcom Project”, made in collaboration with with his American Double partner, violinist Philip Ficsor, included an Albany Records 2-CD album and a national tour with concerts in Boston, New York, Denver, Santa Barbara, Spokane and at Yale University. Fanfare praised the recording as “indispensable to any serious collector with an interest in later 20th-century duo repertoire for violin and piano.” 2018 will see the premiere of Bolcom’s Horn Trio with Ficsor and Steven Gross, a work commissioned by the group. Finehouse’s recording of Bolcom’s piano solo works for Naxos Records was released earlier this year to excellent reviews. During the recent seasons Finehouse has performed at the Mozarteum (Salzburg), Miaskovsky Hall (Moscow Conservatory), Merkin Recital Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) and Jordan Hall (Boston), as well as at Harvard, Yale, and Emory universities, and St. Vincent’s and Elmira colleges, among others. With degrees from Juilliard and Yale, Finehouse teaches at New England Conservatory, and serves as Visiting Artist/Faculty at Westmont College, CA.
“Kurganov’s violin empowered with penetrating colors and expert phrase shapes!”
-The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Finehouse’s interpretations of depth and maturity…”
-Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Seating and tickets

Seating will be recital-style (no tables).

Tickets: $20 (Members & Seniors: $15 advance), Teens/students: $8, Children under 12: $5

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