Jul 7, 7:30 PM
Hall1620 SW Park Ave,
Portland, OR 97201
Elena Braslavsky, piano
Portland Civic Orchestra
Claudio Cohen, conductor
Henryk Górecki: Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 40*
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, "Italian"
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Violoncello & Piano, Op. 56
Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
OMF welcomes Prague's virtuosos in performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto. The concert opens with the Minimalistic fireworks by Polish composer Henryk Górecki and ends the first half with Mendelssohn’s effusive Italian Symphony.
Pianist Elena Braslavsky has distinguished herself as both a soloist and chamber musician. Her appearances include concerts at the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Berlin Philharmonic, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Melba Hall in Melbourne, Rudolfinum Hall in Prague, Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, Bologna festival, and La Fenici in Venice. She has performed with musicians including Nobuko Imai, Steven Isserlis, and also appeared as a soloist in the German première of a composition "Alleluia" by Sofia Gubaidulina conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich.
Aleksandar Serdar’s CD, released by EMI Classics in 1988, aroused strong interest from promoters and the press. His second double disc has been released in Louxembourg in December 2004. He has recorded recently a first CD for the Serbian discographic house PGP with Barock repertoire. His next release is Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 with Belgrade Radio Orchestra. Since 1999, Aleksandar Serdar has been a senior professor at the Academy for music in Belgrade and appears as a jury member at the national and international piano competitions. “Aleksandar Serdar is clearly [a] thoughtful musician with imagination and personality…” - Gramophone, February 1999.