Lar Lubovitch’s “Crisis Variations” premiered at Baryshnikov Arts Center

November 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The ballet “Crisis Variations”, commissioned by the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, had its premiere on 9 November at Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. This 20-minute piece was accompanied live by the excellent ensemble Le Train Bleu under the direction of Ransom Wilson.

Lar’s new dance runs until 20 November. Tickets can be reserved here.

“Chaconne” played at Lockenhaus Festival

July 16th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Andrius Zlabys performed last movement “Chaconne” from my Piano Sonata (2008) at Gidon Kremer’s Lockenhaus Festival in Austria on 12 July. Chris Falzone, the dedicatee of the sonata, has by now played it in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Monaco.

Incidentally, let me share with you a wonderful documentary about Gidon Kremer called “Svoboda byt’” (in Russian). It was shot by Alla Sigalova during my visit to Riga last year and features glimpses of yours truly.

Ballet “Gentleman from Cracow” premiered in New York

June 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Produced in collaboration with artist Yuliya Lanina and choreographer Caron Eule, the ballet for 13 dancers was spotlighted at “Clean Springing X”  on June 11 at the Peridance Capezio Center in New York. It was inspired by Isaac Bashevis Singer’s story of the same name which tells a tale of a poor Polish town turned upside down by the arrival of a rich Doctor who turns out to be the Chief of Devils.
C. Eule Dance will present three more shows – June 12 (7 pm), June 18 (8:30 pm), and June 19 (7 pm) at Salvatore Capezio Theater, Peridance Capezio Center, 126 E. 13th Street, NYC.  Tickets are $20 general admission ($15 students and seniors) and are available at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com.

Sharlat is awarded a Fromm Commission

February 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Yevgeniy Sharlat is one of several composers to receive a Fromm Commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. The commissioned work is for 2 pianos and will be premiered by LA Piano Duo.

“Capriccio” premiered by Kremerata Baltica

September 15th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Sharlat’s Capriccio per 4 violini e archi was premiered by the renowned ensemble Kremerata Baltica, Ainārs Rubiķis conducting. The premiere took place in the Grand Guild Hall in Riga, Latvia.

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