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

4th April 2020

PERFORMERS
First State Ballet Theatre
LOCATION
The Baby Grand Theater, Wilmington, DE

4th April 2020

PERFORMERS
Jacobs School of Music and Ballet Theater
LOCATION
Musical Arts Center, Indiana University / Bloomington, IN / United States

5th April 2020

PERFORMERS
First State Ballet Theatre
LOCATION
The Baby Grand Theater, Wilmington, DE

5th April 2020

PERFORMERS
Jacobs School of Music and Ballet Theater
LOCATION
Musical Arts Center, Indiana University / Bloomington, IN / United States

11th April 2020

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

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