The music of legendary Russian composer Sergey Rachmaninoff will be the focus of the Composers' Birthday Series thrown 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