Legendary violinist Gidon Kremer makes his
Concert Series debut at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in
a program of works by Shostakovich and Alexander Wustin.
Joining Kremer will be his five-member ensemble, Kremerata
In the 30-year course of his distinguished career,
Kremer has established a worldwide reputation as one of the
most original and compelling artists of his generation. He
has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with
the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and America and
has collaborated with today's foremost conductors and
instrumentalists. His unusually extensive repertoire
encompasses the standard classical and Romantic violin
works as well as music by 20th-century masters such as
Henze, Berg and Stockhausen. He also has championed the
works of living Russian and Eastern European composers and
has performed many important new compositions, several of
them dedicated to him.
In 1996, Kremer founded the Kremerata Baltica chamber
orchestra to foster outstanding young musicians from the
three Baltic states. He undertakes regular concert tours
with the orchestra, serving as artistic director and
soloist. He and the Kremerata Baltica were awarded a Grammy
for their 2001 Nonesuch recording After Mozart.
The program at Homewood's Shriver Hall includes
Wustin's Offering for piano quartet and percussion,
Shostakovich's viola sonata and Shostakovich's 15th
Symphony transcribed for piano trio and percussion by
Victor Derevyanko and Andrei Pushkarev.
Tickets are $33, $17 student and $8 student rush (one
hour prior to concert). For tickets and information, call
410-516-7164 or go to