The Russians are coming
Langley Community Music School welcomes Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano, and LCMS faculty member Yuri Zaidenberg, violin and viola, to the stage on Sunday, Nov. 4. Coffee and commentary are hosted before the concert with the school’s artistic director of concerts Elizabeth Bergmann at 3 p.m., followed by the performance at 4 p.m.
“On this concert featuring violin/viola and piano works, the duo who are both of Russian descent will perform one of Schubert’s most well know works, the Arpeggione Sonata,” said Bergmann, LCMS artistic director, concerts.
“The piece was originally written for an instrument that is now extinct.
“The arpeggione was given its name by the arpeggiations, or broken chords it often played.
“It was a sort of guitar with six strings, tuned like the guitar, and was bowed, somewhat like a cello.
“Schubert’s work is now mainly played by violists and cellists and music editors had to make adjustments and alterations to the score in order to make it playable on these instruments.”
Tickets are available for $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students.
Call the box office at 604-534-2848. Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St.