“Gidon Kremer’s incandescent violin playing illuminates any style of music he chooses to focus on.”
-The New Yorker
Violin legend Gidon Kremer performs the U.S. Premiere of his transcription of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s richly varied and complex 24 Preludes, originally scored for cello. Kremer is a champion of the Polish-born Soviet composer, whose music shares common ground with that of Shostakovich, while maintaining its originality by incorporating myriad musical styles. The preludes are paired with projections of powerful images by Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus, whose highly expressive art also responds to a particular vision of life in mid-20th century Soviet Union.
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: 24 Preludes, Op. 100 (transcribed from cello to violin by Gidon Kremer)
Photographs by Antanas Sutkus.
Leadership support for music programming in 2017 provided by the Anne and Chris Flowers Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation.