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Trio Voronezh, Saturday, March 1 • 7:30 p.m. Lucky 7 Casino event center, Smith River
Trio Voronezh – “Three players, alone on a large open stage, filling every crevice with their rich, imaginatively conceived music” is how a Los Angeles Times critic described their concert.
The Russian virtuostic trio will bring their unique instruments and cover a variety of genres during a one-night only performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Smith River Casino. The concert is hosted by Friends of Music and Stagelights Musical Arts Community. Tickets are $20 and available at the door, in Brookings at Wright’s Custom Framing and Curry Coastal Pilot, and in Crescent City at Del Norte Office Supply.
Trio Voronezh is a musical ensemble that produces incredibly exciting sounds and compelling arrangements of classics across a variety of musical styles, all played upon Russian folk instruments. Trio Voronezh’s astonishing virtuosity and delightful artistic innovation give the trio the ability to alter the way audiences experience classical, folk and contemporary repertoire. The diverse repertoire of the Trio includes the works of Vivaldi, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninov, as well as Russian folk songs, Argentine tangos, gypsy dance music, bluegrass and popular songs by Gershwin. The ever-expanding concert material is arranged by the members of the Trio, and performed with extraordinary virtuosity and musical lyricism entirely from memory.
The musicians of Trio Voronezh have been playing and performing since they were young children, around the age of six. They continued their classical training and pursued further study at the Conservatory in Voronezh, Russia.
Trio Voronezh made its U.S. debut at the 1996 Oregon Bach Festival. Earning critical praise and held in high regard by the crowds, they were the sleeper-hit of the summer. The musicians were immediately invited to return. They followed with concert appearances in Europe, a music video filmed in the USA and performances in the 1997 and 1999 Oregon Bach Festivals. The first U.S. tour of the group, in the fall of 1998, began by bringing down the house at NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. The Trio went on to perform at Houston’s Society for the Performing Arts; the cities of Ann Arbor, Chicago, Portland, and St. Louis; and the Universities of Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Nebraska, and Los Angeles; as well as Amherst, Dartmouth, New York’s Rockefeller University, and Stanford. Topping it off, the Trio Voronezh was signed by the prestigious EMI Angel label, and went into the studio to record their first CD, self-titled, “Trio Voronezh.”
Vladimir Volokhin, Valerie Petrukhin and Sergei Teleshev formed the Trio in 1993. The folk trio named themselves after the working-class city from which they studied and perfected their craft, a city of over a million people, and approximately 350 miles south of Moscow. In 1995, Trio Voronezh sprang onto the international stage after they were discovered playing classical favorites and folk tunes in a Frankfurt, Germany subway station.
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Friday, April 11:
Singer-songwriter and Grammy nominee Seth Glier (acoustic piano/guitar folk) with saxophonist/singer Joe Nerney. Tickets $15. Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave. Info: 541-373-3727.
Friday, May 9:
Ed Dunsavage and Christine Williams (American songbook selections). Tickets $15. Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave. Info: 541-373-3727
Saturday, July 5:
Taarka (Americana/gypsyjazz string music). Tickets $15. Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave. Info:541-373-3727.