“Music at the Museum” Continues February 13 and March 6 at the Museum of Russian Art

Virtuoso pianist Denis Evstuhin highlights a wide range of Russian classics

MINNEAPOLIS (January 18, 2010) – After a successful inaugural concert in the series “Music at the Museum” last weekend, TMORA is pleased to present two additional concerts, “Love’s Joys and Sorrows” on February 13, and “A Celebration of Spring” on March 6.

St. Petersburg-born pianist Denis Evstuhin, who first performed at TMORA to an enthusiastic full house in July 2009, organized the series and serves as its Artistic Director.  A laureate of numerous international piano competitions, Mr. Evstuhin has performed at some of the world’s great concert halls, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Great Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Halls in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg as well as Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.  He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Minnesota with renowned Professor Alexander Braginsky, also a native of Russia.

Having performed throughout Europe and the United States, Mr. Evstuhin brings his talent and passion for Russian classical music to TMORA along with sopranos Maria Jette and Linh Kauffman and cellist Tanya Remenikova.  Details about each program and performer can be found on the museum’s website: [here and here]

Patrons have responded eagerly to TMORA’s expansion of public programming to include Russian music—both upcoming concerts have sold out. “We couldn’t be more pleased to offer a wide variety of programmatic activities to enhance our educational program,” said President and Director, Judi Dutcher. “Music at the Museum has been very successful, and the museum’s beautiful facility has proven to be an outstanding setting for not only exhibitions and educational programs, but for Russian music as well,” said Dutcher.

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