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Nov 7 2018

The City of Angels Welcomes Moscow’s Finest – RSO @ UCLA

classical, contemporary
Schoenberg Hall

In the second concert of their residency at UCLA, the Russian String Orchestra, directed by Misha Rachlevsky, performs professor David Lefkowitz‘s Zachor, a piece commissioned and premiered by RSO in 2017, as well as two works by professor Richard Danielpour that the orchestra recorded in Moscow in April 2017. Also on the program are works by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, which are a testament to RSO’s Russian lineage, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht, a tribute to the composer for whom UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall is named.


Lyric Andante

Max Reger (1873-1916)


David Lefkowitz (b.1964)

Chamber Symphony (String Quartet No. 8, op. 110, arranged by R. Barschai)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)


Allegro Molto




Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Art of Fugue

J.S. Bach

Kaddish for violin and orchestra

Richard Danielpour (b. 1956)

Evgeny Pravilov, violin

Guest artist: Marcia Dickstein, harp

Talking to Aphrodite for Soprano, Solo Horn and Chamber Orchestra (2016), on poems by Erica Jong

Richard Danielpour (b. 1956)

I. Adagio – Animando

Molto Moderato

III. Agitated, presto (ben misurato)

IV. Solemn, with simple flowing motion

V. Playfully (in the manner of a tango)

VI. Graceful, simply flowing

Sarah Shafer, soprano, Amy Sanchez, French horn

Melodrama (from Snow Maiden, Op. 29)

P.I. Tchaikovsky (1849-1893)

Scherzo, Op. 42/2 (arr. M. Rachlevsky)

P.I. Tchaikovsky (1849-1893)

Verklaerte Nacht

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2018-2019 Dobrow Series.


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