Season Concert No. 2
|November 20, 2003 Thursday 8 pm
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[15 St Paul Street,
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KALISTOS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA FEATURES RENOWNED VIOLINISTS YURI AND DANA
MAZURKEVICH IN ONLY BOSTON PERFORMANCE
Boston, MA (October 17, 2003) The Boston-based Kalistos Chamber
Orchestra'ss November concert features Dana and Yuri Mazurkevich,
world-renowned violinists and violin professors at Boston
University. Both studied with David Oistrakh and have won
numerous international competitions. The Mazurkevichs have
performed in more than 35 countries around the world. This
concert is the only opportunity for Boston chamber music audiences to
hear the Mazurkevichs' unique interpretations of the Bach and Schnittke
concertos for two violins.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students/ senior citizens, and are
available at the door or by calling 617-393-1960.
Kalistos Chamber Orchestra featuring guest artists Yuri and Dana
G.F. Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6
No.5 in D major
J.S. Bach Concerto for two
violins in d minor BWV 1043
Featuring Yuri & Dana Mazurkevich
Concerto Grosso No. 1 for two violins
Featuring Yuri & Dana Mazurkevich
Thursday, November 20, 2003.
St. Paul's Church
15 St. Paul Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Kalistos Chamber Orchestra was formed in the winter of 2002 by a group
of Boston area musicians brought together by their common love of music
and a desire to contribute to the community. These players share
a willingness to bring their varied backgrounds, perspectives, and
experiences together in a collaborative environment, creating a an
orchestra that is democratic in its artistic direction. The group
is fully rotational both musically and administratively, allowing each
member an opportunity to explore a broad range of responsibilities and
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Students with valid ID $10
Yuri Mazurkevich & Dana
The Mazurkevich Violin Duo combines
the virtuoso playing of Yuri Mazurkevich, and the inspired and spirited
energy of his wife and aritist partner, Dana
Pomerants-Muzurkevich. The Mazurkeviches represent the
versatility and techical perfection of the Russian School of violin.
Proteges of the legendary violinist David Oistrakh, the Mazurkeviches
graduated from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory. Immediately
following their graduation, they were both invited to teach at the Kiev
Conservatory. While performing and teaching in the former Soviet
Union, Dana won prizes in the J.S. Bach International Competition and
the George Enesco Violin Competition. Yuri received his laureate
diploma in Helsinki, Munich and Montreal.
The Mazurkeviches emigrated to Canada in 1975, where they joined the
music faculty at the University of Western Ontario. In 1985, they
moved to Boston where Yuri was appointed Professor of Violin at Boston
University and was chairman of the String Department from
1986-1995. Dana has been a Professor of Violin at Boston
University and the Longy School of Music since 1986.
Each artist is an acclaimed soloist and their combined talents make
them an outstanding performing duo. They have received accolades
in Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Pacific Asia.
The duo's summer teaching and performing activities have included
Tanglewood, the Victoria International Festival, Johannesen
International School of the Arts, Banff Center for the Arts, and
various European festivals.
The Mazurkevich Violin Duo has performed on radio and television
programs in both hemispheres, including BBC, CBC, ABC(Australia), Radio
France, Radio Moscow, Sender Freies Berlin, and many others. Both
artists have recorded on several labels, including Melodya, Masters of
the Bow, and SNE.
What the Press says about our soloists
"An offbeat treat... The Mazurkevich performances were those of
accomplished technicians and musicians."
Allen Hughes, New York Times, USA
Truly unique... complete mastery of their instruments
Badische Zeitung, Germany
Mazurkevich duo scores triumph in Toronto debut.
Toronto Globe and Union, Canada
Great interpreters... They are simply sensational.
Brilliant artists... ideal duet playing.... The listeners gave them a
Festival Canada pulled off a real coup when it lured the violin duo....
The audience was present at a performance of the first magnitude.
Ottawa Journal, Canada
Excellence in duplicate... the finest violin playing of the year.
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
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community a more beautiful place to live in.
Program notes coming soon...
G. F. Handel
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Our past concerts
October 9, 2003
Evan Chambers, composer
November 20, 2003
Yuri & Dana Mazurkevich, violins
Laura Bossert & Terry King
May , 2004
Ed Barker, bass
February 22, 2003
February 17-18, 2003
May 19, 2002
Gabriela Lena Frank, composer
Osvaldo Golijov, composer
Georgy Valtchev, violin
November 1, 2002
David Gordon, tenor
Eric Rusk, horn
March 14, 2003
Winston Choi, piano
Mihail Jojatu, cello