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Sun, Apr 16 2017

Classical music concert,

Jersey City, United States Jersey City, United States

  • About the event

    Concert of Russian Music

     

     

    Anna Keiserman, Piano

     

     

     

     

    SERGEI RACHMANINOFF             Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33

    (1873-1943)

     

    NIKOLAI MEDTNER                      Piano Sonata in g minor, Op.22

    (1879-1951)                                                     

     

    RODION SHCHEDRIN                   A la Albeniz

    (1932-)                                    

    RODION SHCHEDRIN                   Troika

    (1932-)                                                                                       

    RODION SHCHEDRIN                   Two Polyphonic Pieces

    (1932-)                                                             Two-part Invention

                                                                            Basso Ostinato

                                                                           

    About the Artist

     

     

    Anna Keiserman began her piano studies at age five and, at fifteen, made her concerto debut with Volgograd Symphony National Orchestra. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, Moscow; in the United States, she studied at the University of Minnesota with Alexander Braginsky, and at NYU Steinhardt with Eteri Andjaparidze. Anna has participated in master classes and workshops with Victor Rosenbaum, Jerome Rose, Dmitry Rachmanov, Eduard Zilberkant, Tamas Ungar, and Joaquin Achucarro, and been featured at festivals including IKIF (2008-2010), PianoSummer (New Paltz), and Round Top (Full Scholarship recipient,2012). Today, she concertizes worldwide as a soloist and a chamber musician in the United States, Italy, Russia, and Ukraine. Anna is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Solo Piano Performance at Rutgers University, in the studio of Min Kwon.

     

    Notes on the Program

     

    The Etudes- tableaux, Op.33 are intended as “picture studies”, evocations in music of visual stimuli, though Rachmaninoff was never specific about what inspired each piece; he preferred to leave such interpretations to listener and performer, suggesting they should “paint for themselves what it most suggests.” Rachmaninoff used these pieces to explore and exploit a wide variety of themes, textures and sonorities.

    The Sonata in g minor, Op.22 by N Mednter is one of the composer’s most famous sonatas. This Sonata-concerto in one movement is expressive, highly romantic and impetuous music, and is very popular with audiences around the world.

    The concert will finish with gems by the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, whose wife Maya Plisetskaya was a famous Russian ballet dancer. Shchedrin’s music is colourful, with snatches of folk music and sparkles of humor. 

     

     

     

     

    Why should you sponsor?

    Dear Sir/Madam,

     

    Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Anna Keiserman, and I am a concert pianist based in the New York area. In addition to a busy performing schedule, I am a faculty member in the Extension Division of the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of Music and a staff accompanist at the Mason Gross School of Music.

     

    We are in the midst of organizing a classical music concert series this spring, and laying the groundwork for the coming fall season. A few of the spaces where I and my colleagues have recently shared the stage, or will be over the coming months, include:

    • Salmagundi Art Club, located in downtown Manhattan
    • Museum of Russian Art, located in Jersey City
    • Hudson River Music Hall, located in Hudson Falls
    • New Russia Cultural Center, located in Albany

    These are just a few of the venues which have hosted us, and needless to say I am truly excited at the opportunity to bring high-quality music concerts to a wider public. But I need your help. The spaces are beautiful venues, strategically located and with an active community, but not all of them are currently in possession of a suitable instrument on the premises. Today I am reaching out to inquire if your organization might be interested in sponsoring a concert through the help to rent the grand piano instrument for an afternoon. Of particular need is the upcoming concert at the MoRA on April 16.

    In return for the opportunity for audience members to witness your support in action, our concert series will gratefully offer the following incentives to increase your business exposure at each concert:

    • The opportunity to display promotional materials on the premises
    • Inclusion of advertising material in the concert program
    • Verbal acknowledgement of sponsorship before each performance

    It is hoped that by leveraging the potential of these spaces, music lovers may forge a deeper connection to these concert experiences. And in so doing, they will remember those that made it possible. Should this offer be of interest to your organization, I would be delighted to discuss the details at a convenient time


    Anna Keiserman

     

     

     

    Anna Keiserman began her piano studies at age five and, at fifteen, made her concerto debut with Volgograd Symphony National Orchestra. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, Moscow; in the United States, she studied at the University of Minnesota with Alexander Braginsky, and at NYU Steinhardt with Eteri Andjaparidze. Anna has participated in master classes and workshops with Victor Rosenbaum, Jerome Rose, Dmitry Rachmanov, Eduard Zilberkant, Tamas Ungar, and Joaquin Achucarro, and been featured at festivals including IKIF (2008-2010), PianoSummer (New Paltz), and Round Top (Full Scholarship recipient, 2012). Today, she concertizes worldwide as a soloist and a chamber musician in the United States, Italy, Russia, and Ukraine. Anna is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Solo Piano Performance at Rutgers University, in the studio of Min Kwon.

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  • 51-100 attendees expected


    50% Male Attendees


    50% Female Attendees

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