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Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica

Renowned violinist Gidon Kremer formed the chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica, consisting of young musicians from the Baltic republics (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). The ensemble has gained a reputation for its high artistic quality as a result of the exceptional talent of the individual musicians and Kremer’s innovative approach to repertoire. This program features the opportunity to hear Kremer as a solo violinist in pieces by Weinberg and Shostakovich. Kremer serves as the orchestra’s artistic director and violinist. His belief that music can overcome all barriers of language and culture has been brought to life with Kremerata Baltica.

The program is not set that I can find but they almost always have modern arrangements and commissions; even when they play odder things the arrangements sound very new and modern. Their discs are some of the highlights of my collection and everything they do is perfect.

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  • Mark D.

    I brought a date, I was remiss in not meeting up with the group.. but she ( and I) were very impressed. Although I would have loved to hear more from the incredible pianist

    February 9, 2014

    • Brandon B

      Yes that was a fluffy piano piece. But it was string heaven!

      February 9, 2014

  • Brandon B

    A true musical miracle, genius and human creativity at its peak

    February 9, 2014

  • Brandon B

    For those RSVPed: please look into your own tickets and we can meet afterwards if you desire by the box office at the bottom level if you want to step out for a nightcap and discussion/hello. [masked]

    February 4, 2014

  • Brandon B

    Ok so I finally found the program on the KB's website: 07.02 Harris Theater (Chicago, IL), 7:30 pm
    Program:
    B.BRITTEN: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for Strings, Op. 10

    M.WEINBERG: Symphony No. 10 for Strings, Op. 98

    D.SHOSTAKOVICH: (Arr. Zinman/Pushkarev) Violin Sonata Op.134
    D.SHOSTAKOVICH: Antiformal Rayok, satiric comic opera for Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Arr. Pushkarev), Soloist: A.Mochalov

    The latest work is 1968 (Weinberg) which is pretty modern but the others will be modern remixes of less modern 20th century works, nonetheless I think it will still qualify for our group. Mindbending performers, this should be one of the contemporary music highlights of the year. The Shostakovich arrangements are very rare, I have never even heard of the last one and I am a Shostajunkie.

    January 10, 2014

  • Brandon B

    This is a ticketed program and it may be hard to sit together. Please get your own tickets and we can decide to meet before during or after thanks

    January 5, 2014

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