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Gabriel Prokofiev

March 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Widely hailed as the best hope to take classical music into the next millennium, Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei Prokofiev, will be here in Portland, with a “burning wish to get it [his love for classical music] out of its confines and reach people the other side of the fence.”

Guest Artists:

Dancer & Choreographer: Gavin Larsen, Oregon Ballet Theater

Clarinet & Bass Clarinet: Mark Dubac, Oregon Symphony

Program:

The concert will be divided into three chamber music sets with spinning interludes in between. The pieces will be announced from the stage, and will include the following (not necessarily in this order):

String Quartet No.1 (2003)-Northwest premiere
Dance “Silente” for String Trio, Bass Clarinet, piano and scratch DJ (2004) -US premiere
Sleeveless Scherzo for solo violin & solo dancer (2008) – choreography-World premiere
Piano Book No. 1 (2009) Excerpts -Northwest premiere
Multi-track Cello Suite (2010) Excerpts – US Premiere
Bogle Move for string quartet (2009) – US Premiere
Sergei Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 (1919)

Gabriel Prokofiev (b.1975, London, UK) is a London-based composer, producer, and founder of the NONCLASSICAL
record label and club night. He has produced Dance, Electro &
Hip-hop music under a variety of different guises. In 2003 he returned
to his classical roots composing a critically acclaimed String Quartet No 1 for the Elysian Quartet (“defies comparison” Daily Telegraph) which he released on NONCLASSICAL,
complete with remixes of the original quartet. What gives his
contemporary classical writing its unique edge is his background in
dance music combined with his classical roots.


Details

Date:
March 13, 2011
Time:
8:00 pm
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