The seriously good (!) Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin will be playing a concert in Northbrook on Sunday, September 22nd, organized by the Chicago Russian Salon. If you haven't heard Ghindin, here are some links:
In the tradition of the Chicago Russian Salon, there will be a chance to participate in a short post-recital conversation with the pianist. The event is co-hosted by the ShaNet Art Company, which invites all those interested to an art auction and cocktail gathering party after the concert.
Vivaldi/Bach Organ concerto in D minor
(transcription for piano by William Murdock)
Rachmaninov - 6 moments musicaux, op. 16
Schubert-Liszt: Litania, Barcarolla, Doppelganger, Erlkonig
Brahms: 6 Hungarian Dances.
When and where:
Sunday, September 22nd, 6pm
Mission Hills Country Club
1677 W. Mission Hills Rd.,
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Cost: $30 (at the door, cash only)
Free parking available around the building.
More about Alexander Ghindin:
Alexander Ghindin is the youngest-ever laureate at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the second-prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, the first-prize winner at the Cleveland International Piano Competition and the International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Ghindin has been unanimously acclaimed by critics and music lovers as one of the most talented and original pianists today. His highlights of the past seasons include performances with the Orchestra of the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Cleveland Orchestra, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, and the Israel National Orchestra, as well as with all the foremost orchestras of his native Russia.
This is going to be an amazing event! Spread the word. I've been to a few of the Chicago Russian Salon events, and they never disappoint. I hope you can all come.