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Washington Performing Arts presents Yevgeny Kutik, violin: <em>Music from the Suitcase</em>

Washington Performing Arts presents Yevgeny Kutik, violin: Music from the Suitcase

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:30 PM

Distinguished Belarusian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik performs Russian miniature works drawn from a single suitcase of sheet music that his family brought to the United States when they emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1990. 

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Washington Performing Arts presents:
Yevgeny Kutik, violin & Anna Polonsky, piano

A onetime pupil of Roman Totenberg, Kutik has distinguished himself as an artist who combines consummate artistry with intellectual rigor and a commitment to representing stories of the displaced. His “evocative” recordings (The New York Times) have garnered widespread critical recognition (including a spot on the Boston Globe’s “Best of 2016” list) and popular support—including a #5 ranking on the Billboard classical chart. The program includes works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Ravel, and others, as well as new works by Gity Razaz and Andreia Pinto Correia (commissioned by Washington Performing Arts).

Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 36 min. There will be a Q&A with the artist on stage immediately following the concert, moderated by Nina Totenberg.