Composers' Birthday Series: Sergey Rachmaninoff

The Russian Culture Center will Rach the house

The music of legendary Russian composer Sergey Rachmaninoff will be the focus of the Composers' Birthday Seriesthrown by The Russian Cultural Center Our Texas. "Rachmaninoff was a great composer with tremendous inventiveness and substantial validity. And his development was quite spectacular," says Olga Vayner of the RCC. The musical program (featuring a trio playing cello, piano and violin) will include the first movement of Trio Elegiaque in D Minor, a piece full of grief and gloom written by the then 20-year-old Rachmaninoff as a tribute to Tchaikovsky (an early influence on his music) after the older composer's death. A short documentary on Rachmaninoff's life will follow, along with a champagne toast. 7:30 p.m. 2337 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-395-3301 or visit www.ourtx.org. $20.
Fri., April 9, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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