Shostakovich 100

Wintry Dmitri

Shostakovich 100

Our Shostakovich year continues, and just so you're on top of the party, here's a quick rundown of where to get your Dmitri fix through the rest of this winter.

Golden Hornet Project tackles Shostakovich, with composers Graham Reynolds (Golden Arm Trio) and Peter Stopschinski (Brown Whornet) leading Chuck Fischer (percussion), John Dexter (cello), Bruce Colson (violin), Jerome Smith (trombone), and Erik Grostic (bass) in two sets of excerpts from/improvisations on the composer's music, including the Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto, Aphorisms for solo piano, Preludes for solo piano, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and more. Fri., Feb. 24, 9pm, Cactus Cafe. Visit

Salon Concerts presents Shostakovich's Piano Trio along with works by Wagner, Berg, and Brahms performed by German violinist Elisabeth Kufferath, pianist Stephen Perry, and cellist Douglas Harvey. Sun., March 5, 4:30pm, and Mon., March 6, 7:30pm, in a private home; Tue., March 7, 6pm, at Armstrong Community Music School, 901 Barton Springs Rd. Call 342-2785 or visit

• The Austin Chamber Music Center presents Van Cliburn Competition finalist Roberto Plano in performance with the Fine Arts Quartet on Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 1, plus a string quartet by Mozart and a piano quintet by Dvorak. Sun., March 12, 7:30pm, Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Ln. Call 454-0026 or visit

• Ballet Austin choreographer and dancer Gina Patterson premieres a new dance set to music by Shostakovich, along with her first work, "Insideout," while B.A. artistic director Stephen Mills presents "Red Roses," the first work he choreographed for the company, alongside his newest work, set to the music of Steve Reich. March 31-April 2, Fri.-Sun., Bass Concert Hall. Visit

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