KSENIJA SIDOROVA

Sunday 2 December 2018  |  2:30PM

THE RUSSIAN ACCORDION

“The accordion might be associated with doleful buskers and punishing polkas. But now a Latvian star who learned her trade in London is threatening to make the traditional squeezebox sexy.” Independent UK

Encouraged to take up the instrument by a grandmother steeped in the folk tradition of accordion playing, Ksenija Sidorova is now one of the instrument’s leading ambassadors. She made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 2009, before her appearance at the Night of the Proms in 2014 catapulted her to international acclaim. Her debut album Carmen was released on Deutsche Grammophon in 2016.

Ksenija Sidorova will make her debut at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of their Great Artists series and we are thrilled that she has included UKARIA on her first tour to Australia. Anatoly Kusiakov’s Autumnal Sceneries and Alfred Schnittke’s Revis Fairytales will frame a beautifully diverse collection of Russian masterpieces that will challenge your perceptions and enhance your appreciation of this intoxicating and seductive instrument.


PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Overture in the French Style, BWV 831

I. Overture

V. Sarabande

VI. Gigue

VIII. Echo


Anatoly Kusyakov (1945–2007)

Autumnal Sceneries

I. Autumnal Reveries

II. Autumnal Leaf – Fall

III. Soirée Mood

IV. Forgotten Chimes

V. Cranes

VI. Wind Dance


Viatcheslav Semionov (b.1946)

Red Guelder Rose


INTERVAL


Alexey Arkhipovsky (b.1967)

Cinderella (arr. Alexander Poeluev)


Sergei Voytenko (b.1973)

Revelation


Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992)

S.V.P

Sentido Unico

Tanti Anni Prima


Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998)

Revis Fairytales

I. Chichikov’s Childhood

II. Officials

III. Waltz

IV. Polka


Photo credits: Liene Petersone, Phil Tragen, John Kentish

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