Friday, May 15, 2009
A Night at the Symphony...
The music program: "A Russian Tribute," featured music of Dmitri Shostakovich and Modest Mussorgsky, with Russian violinist, Sasha Rozhdestvensky as soloist. Sasha looked like he was in his mid-twenties; tall and slender, with a boyist face. As with many great musicians, he started playing at a very young age and has performed with all the major symphonies of the world. His playing was remarkable!
Interesting fact: Sasha's violin, "Haddock" was crafted in the northern Italian town of Cremona, in 1734 (275+ years old,) by Guarneri del Gesú and is loaned to him by the Stradivari Society.
Posted by Jeff at 8:26 AM