Rodion Shchedrin

b. 1932

Russian

Summary

The Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, born in Moscow in 1932, began his musical career as a singer in the choir school of that city. He studied composition at the Moscow Conservatory.

Shchedrin combines folklore and tradition with collage, aleatoric and other contemporary techniques. Ballet music has always occupied a special place in Shchedrin's catalogue of works. His "Carmen Suite," an adaptation of George Bizet for strings and percussion, is one of the most frequently performed ballet suites of the twentieth century. It received its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre, as did the 1971 ballet music "Anna Karenina", written for his wife Maya Plisseskaya, "The Gull" (1979) and "Lady with a Little Dog" (1985).

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Performances

21st January 2022

PERFORMERS
The Cleveland Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Franz Weiser-Most
LOCATION
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL, United States of America

1st April 2022

PERFORMERS
The Florida Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Michael Francis
LOCATION
Straz Center: Ferguson Hall, Tampa, FL, United States of America

2nd April 2022

PERFORMERS
The Florida Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Michael Francis
LOCATION
Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States of America

3rd April 2022

PERFORMERS
The Florida Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Michael Francis
LOCATION
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, United States of America

30th April 2022

PERFORMERS
Toledo Symphony
CONDUCTOR
tbd
LOCATION
Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, Toledo, OH, United States of America

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