Join the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra for the World Premiere of Musica nostalgica
Hear the mastery of Mozart in his imposing Overture to Don Giovanni and his spirited and vivacious Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”. A world-premiere of Musica nostalgica written for this concert by acclaimed Uzbekistani composer Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a collaborator with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, is the centerpiece of this magnificent concert. This new work is a homage to the memory of composer Albert Malakhov, one of the most remarkable Uzbekistani musicians. Be the first to hear this new work!
Friday, March 20, 2015 | 6 PM & 8 PM | First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL
Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 7:30 PM | Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IL
Buy Your Ticket Today for this Evening of Mostly Mozart!
Tickets for the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra concert may be purchased in Springfield through the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217-206-6160 and in Bloomington through the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 309-434-2777. Single ticket prices range from $5 for students (6 years +) to $20 for general admission. Tickets for youth (5 and under) are free with a paying adult. Senior discounts are also available.
Composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1986 he graduated from the Tashkent State Conservatoire, where he took composition and instrumentation classes with his father, Professor Felix Yanov-Yanovsky. After graduating, Yanov-Yanovsky travelled to European Russia, where he benefited from the advice and support of, among others, Alfred Schnittke, Sofia Gubaidulina and Edison Denisov. He was a participant of Master Class in Lerchenborg with P. Ruders and E. Denisov (1992) and he took part in Summer Academia at IRCAM in Paris (1993).
Yanov-Yanovsky has won a number of awards for his musical compositions; among them, second prize at the 4th International Competition of Sacred Music (Fribourg, Switzerland, 1991) for his piece Lacrymosa for soprano and string quartet; ALEA III International Prize (Boston, 1992) for his work Presentment for chamber ensemble and tape; and Special Award of Nantes at the International Film Festival (France, 1992) for the musical score in the film Kammie. In 1993-94, Yanov-Yanovsky performed and recorded the chang part in his piece Chang Music V with the Kronos Quartet. In 2000, he performed and recorded his Music of Dreams for harpsichord and chang with Elisabeth Chojnacka. Yanov-Yanovsky won a fellowship from Siemens Corporation USA and spent two months in New Jersey as a composer in residence. Between 2002 and 2004, Yanov-Yanovsky was a composer in residence with the Belgian ensemble Musiques Nouvelles. In 2006 he was invited to join other composers in the Carnegie Hall’s Professional Training Workshops for Young Musicians. From 2008 to 2010 Yanov-Yanovsky was a composer in residence at Harvard University.
Performers of Yanov-Yanovsky’s music have included the Arditti Quartet, Dawn Upshaw, the Kronos Quartet, the Moscow Ensemble of Contemporary Music, ALEA III Ensemble, Erwartung Ensemble, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Jerusalem Contemporary Players, Xenia Ensemble, Musiques Nouvelles, AntiDogma Musica, the Xenakis Ensemble, the Nieuw Ensemble, Sentieri selvaggi, Alter ego, Joel Sachs, Sarah Leonard, Barbara Bayer, Dennis Rassel Davies, Diego Masson, Phillis Bryn-Julson, Herve Desarbre, Pascal Rophe, Ensemble Caput, Elisabeth Chojnacka, HK Gruber, David James, Yo-Yo Ma, the London Sinfonietta, and 2e2m. In addition to his concert music, Yanov-Yanovsky is known for his scores for 65 films and more than 30 theater performances.
In 1996 he founded the International Festival of Contemporary Music ILKHOM-XX in Tashkent. He was an art director of the festival until 2006.