Jazz-Classical Crossover Concert at Palace of Fine Arts
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The last date listed for Crossover Concert was Sunday February 22, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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Best known as the frontman for Best New Artist Grammy winner Men at Work, and for hits like "Who Can… More
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.