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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
415-567-6642
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attended Feb 22 2009

Fantastic! What a delight to see and hear the stars of classical music and jazz together on one stage. Bashmet's viola performance with Butman's Jazz Band and Butman's saxophone accompanied by the string orchestra were amazing. Each musician is a...continued

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World-renowned violist Yuri Bashmet and jazz saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman will merge their talents and orchestras in February of 2009 for the US tour of “Crossover Concert,” a program, where classical music meets jazz. The program will feature pieces from the classical repertoire of the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra and jazz arrangements of Russian classics by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as Jazz Suite for Viola, Saxophone, Piano and Orchestra by composer Igor Raykhelson.

Violist Yuri Bashmet, one of the world’s greatest musicians, has appeared with the top orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and London Philharmonic. Moscow Soloists, a chamber ensemble Bashmet founded comprised of young graduates of the Moscow Conservatory, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, among others.

Igor Butman is Russia’s top jazz musician. His performance of Nostalgie at a Kremlin State dinner for Vladimir Putin and Bill Clinton prompted the US President to write in My Life that Butman is “my favorite living tenor saxophonist” and to include him on the CD The Bill Clinton Collection.

Mr. Butman has performed and recorded with the world’s top jazz musicians including Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Randy Brecker, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Louis Bellson, Grover Washington Jr., Billy Taylor, Walter Davis Jr., Monty Alexander, Lionel Hampton, Eddie Gomez and Lyle Mays.

Since 1999 Butman’s Big Band has toured all over Russia and regularly appears at Moscow’s top jazz venue Le Club where Igor is the artistic director and acts as a musical ambassador connecting Russian and US jazz musicians.

About the Ticket Supplier: Maestro Artist Management

Maestro Artist Management (MAM) is a full-service production, touring and promotion company that focuses on presenting international artists in various genres, from classical music and dance to theatre and world music, to audiences in the US. MAM's public relations and event management team assists other art management agencies, venues and festivals in promoting their musical programs to ethnic audiences, in addition to existing marketing efforts.

Maestro Artist Management's vision is to create an ongoing dialogue between American audiences and international artists to promote greater cultural understanding.