Sergei Prokofiev

1891 - 1953

Russian

Summary

Sergei Prokofiev received his first piano instruction from his mother, who also encouraged composing. After studies with Gliere, he passed the entrance examination at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. There he studied with Rimsky-Korsakov and Liadov.

He formed a lasting relationship with Sergei Diaghilev, who arranged his first performance outside Russia (Rome, 1915). The opera The Love of the Three Oranges and the Third Piano Concerto were premiered in Chicago in 1921. In Paris, where Prokofiev settled, Diaghilev produced his ballets during the years 1921-32.

After returning to Russia, he composed Peter and the Wolf, the opera War and Peace, and the ballets Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella.

He died in 1953.

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Performances

11th April 2020

PERFORMERS
Symphony of the Southwest
CONDUCTOR
Cal Stewart Kellogg
LOCATION
Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater / Mesa, AZ / United States

16th April 2020

SOLOISTS
Performing Selections
PERFORMERS
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
CONDUCTOR
Vasily Petrenko
LOCATION
Maison Symphonique / Montréal, QC / Canada

17th April 2020

PERFORMERS
The CIM Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Tim Muffitt
LOCATION
CIM, Kulas Hall / Cleveland, OH / United States

18th April 2020

SOLOISTS
Performing Selections
PERFORMERS
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
CONDUCTOR
Vasily Petrenko
LOCATION
Maison Symphonique / Montréal, QC / Canada

18th April 2020

PERFORMERS
Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Mike Kamenski
LOCATION
Hamilton Fine Arts Center

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