Shostakovich 100 Schedule

Shostakovich 100 Schedule

One opera, two piano concertos, a handful of symphonies, a dozen string quartets, and a score of songs – Shostakovich 100 will be serving all this up over the next 12 months, covering every aspect of the composer's varied output at every stage of his career, from his first composition at age 13 to his last work when he was 69. Here is a partial schedule of events; at press time, not every participating group had released its event information. For updates, visit www.shostakovich100.org.

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Austin Lyric Opera presents Shostakovich's 1932 opera with Brenda Harris as Katerina Ismailova. Jan. 7, 9, 13, and 15, at Bass Concert Hall. 472-5992 or www.austinlyricopera.org

Scherzo, Op.1 and Violin Concerto
Peter Bay conducts the Austin Symphony performing Shostakovich's early Scherzo (1919) and first violin concerto (1948) with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg as soloist on a program with Sibelius' Symphony No. 1. Jan. 20, 21 at Bass Concert Hall. 476-6064 or www.austinsymphony.org

Russian Winter
Conspirare presents soprano Melissa Givens and pianist Melissa Marse in an intimate evening of Russian song, with works by Shostakovich and other Russian composers. Jan. 27 at Chez Zee Gallery, 5406 Balcones. 476-5775 or www.conspirare.org

Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet, Piano & Strings
Chamber Soloists of Austin presents Shostakovich's 1933 piano concerto with Gregory Allen on piano, on a program with works by Telemann, Bach, and Bartok. Feb. 11, 8pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa. 499-0060 or www.chambersoloists.com

String Quartet No. 1
Austin Chamber Music Center presents Shostakovich's first string quartet with Van Cliburn Competition finalist Roberto Plano on a program with works by Mozart and Dvorak. March 12, 7:30pm, at Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart. 454-0026 or www.austinchambermusic.org

Director's Choice
Ballet Austin choreographer premieres a new work by choreographer Gina Patterson set to music by Shostakovich on a program with her dance InsideOut and work by Stephen Mills. March 31, April 1-2, at Bass Concert Hall. 476-2163 or visit www.balletaustin.org

Salad Days and Russian Dressing
Austin Chamber Ensemble presents works from each decade of Shostakovich's career: Five Preludes for Piano (1919); Polka From "The Age of Gold" (1929); excerpts from 24 Preludes for Piano (1933); String Quartet No. 2, Movements I, III, IV (1944); Four Waltzes for flute, clarinet, and piano (1955); Seven Romances on Poems by A. Blok (1967); String Quartet No. 15, Movements III, IV (1974). April 2 at First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa. 345-3399.

Prelude and Fugue No.15
A. Mozart Fest presents pianist William Doppmann performing the longest of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues (1951), plus works by Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Bartok. April 23 at First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity. Call 371-7217 or www.amozartfest.org

Spring Concert With Shostakovich
Austin Civic Orchestra presents Shostakovich's Festive Overture (1954), Piano Concerto No. 2 (1957), and Symphony No. 9, Movement 1 (1945). May 13, 7:30pm, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W. Slaughter. 990-8226 or www.austincivicorchestra.org

Merriment for Mom
Austin Chamber Ensemble's annual Mother's Day concert features Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7 (1960) on a program with other string quartet works. May 14, 3pm, at a private residence. 345-3399

Austin Chamber Music Festival
The Austin Chamber Music Center's three-week festival features several works by Shostakovich, including Symphony No. 15 (1971), arranged for piano trio and percussion by Viktor Derevianko, performed by the Ananda Trio with Kevin Hathway (gala opening at the Driskill Hotel); String Quartet No. 3 (1943), performed by Cuarteto Latinoamericano (Congregation Agudas Achim); and Symphony No. 10 (1953), in an original arrangement for one piano, four hands, performed by Duo Turgeon (St. Stephen's School). 454-0026 or www.austinchambermusic.org

Vocal and Piano Works
UT School of Music presents Sophia Gilmson, piano, with vocalists Rose Taylor, Darlene Wiley, Roger Myers, and Stanley Warren performing Shostakovich's Jewish Folk Poetry (1948); Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (1973); and Sonata for Viola and Piano (1975). Sept. 23, 8pm, at Jessen Auditorium. 471-5401 or www.music.utexas.edu/calendar

String Quartets 11-14
The Miró Quartet, the UT School of Music's resident string quartet, performs four of Shostakovich's late-career string quartets (1966-73). Sept. 28, 8pm, at Bates Recital Hall. 471-5401 or www.music.utexas.edu/calendar

Fire of Eternal Glory
The Cedar Park High School Marching Band will play "Fire of Eternal Glory," which includes movements 1, 2, and 4 of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 (1953), at all CPHS football games and in various contests and competitions around the state. September-November.

Symphony No. 5
The UT Symphony Orchestra performs Shostakovich's most popular symphony. Oct. 2, 8pm, at Bates Recital Hall. 471-5401 or www.music.utexas.edu/calendar

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