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RACHMANINOFF’S THIRD SYMPHONY: DMITRI LEVKOVICH MAKES HIS KSO DÉBUT REPLACING MARY KENEDI.
Pianist Dmitri Levkovich will be the featured soloist in Bartók’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 presented by the Kindred Spirit Orchestra on Saturday, February 8 at Flato Markham theatre. Mr. Levkovich will replace Mary Kenedi who has needed to withdraw from this concert due to a family emergency.
Internationally renowned pianist Dmitri Levkovich performed as a soloists with the Cleveland Orchestra, China National Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Gulbenkian, Frankfurt HR Radio Orchestra, Mariinsky Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, and Utah Symphony Orchestra under such conductors as Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Spivakov.
Dmitri Levkovich has performed at the Great Halls of Alte Oper Frankfurt, Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Berlin Philharmonie, Gulbenkian Foundation, Moscow Conservatory, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Warsaw Philharmonie, as well as Mariinsky Theater’s Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall.
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts
Dmitri was featured in an ARTE TV’s “Stars of tomorrow” performing Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto. His recording of Rachmaninoff’s 24 Preludes was met with worldwide critical acclaim and earned Dmitri a nomination for the 2016 International Classical Music Award. Dmitri is the winner of over a dozen international piano competitions, including the China, Cleveland, and Germany Piano Awards, the Gina Bachauer, Jose Iturbi and the Vendôme Prizes. Most recent highlights include a feature episode on “Living the Classical Life”, a solo recital at the Mozart Saal of Alte Oper Frankfurt and appearance at the II International Mariinsky Far East Festival with a solo recital as well as Rachmaninoff’s 4th Piano Concerto with Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.
Although not penned for specific persons or those of the past, Bruch’s In Memoriam is a one-movement heartfelt lament for solo violin and orchestra. Ukrainian-Canadian pianist Dmitri Levkovich masterfully interprets Bartók’s Piano Concert No. 3: a piece written during the final few months of the composer’s life as a birthday gift for his wife. After a seventeen-year compositional drought, Rachmaninoff’s final Symphony No. 3 harkens lush tones of the past Romantic era.
Bruch, In Memoriam for violin and orchestra
Bartók, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 3
Kristian Alexander, conductor | Dmitri Levkovich, pianist | Nakwon Choi, violinist
Michael Berec | host
7:10 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital) with Antonia de Wolfe (KSO Principal pianist)
7:20 p.m. Pre-concert talk with Rodney Gray (KSO Principal Flutist)
Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Dmitri Levkovich
Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne