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

28th February 2020

PERFORMERS
The Venice Symphony
LOCATION
Venice Performing Arts Center / Venice, FL / United States

28th February 2020

PERFORMERS
Northwest Florida Ballet Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
David Ott
LOCATION
Mattie Kelly Arts Hall / Niceville, FL / United States

29th February 2020

PERFORMERS
The Venice Symphony
LOCATION
Venice Performing Arts Center / Venice, FL / United States

1st March 2020

PERFORMERS
Purdue University
CONDUCTOR
Adam Bodony
LOCATION
Long Center for the Performing Arts / West Lafayette, IN / United States

1st March 2020

SOLOISTS
Performing Selections
PERFORMERS
Genesee Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
S. Shade Zajac
LOCATION
Elba Central School / Batavia, NY / United States

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