Ivan Moshchuk: The Detroit Sessions

Ivan Moshchuk: The Detroit Sessions
February 28, 2016 paperlesslion

Fuse a charismatic pianist performing one of the most devilish works ever composed with world-class contemporary dance and the result is pure genius. Experience what we mean when Pro Musica of Detroit presents pianist Ivan Moshchuk and The Detroit Sessions, featuring ARTLAB J. The performance is Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall in the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.

The concert repertoire includes a contemporary dance presentation during the Ravel piece, Gaspard en la nuit. The concert will also mark the first time “Ballade,” a composition by Dr. David DiChiera, founder of Michigan Opera Theatre and a singular figure for Detroit audiences, will be performed on the Orchestra Hall stage, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The romantic composer Maurice Ravel performed his work before a Pro Musica of Detroit audience in the organization’s inaugural season in 1928.

For reservations, click here. After the show, enjoy an Afterglow reception with the artist in the Orchestra Hall Atrium at The Max M. Fisher Music Center. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

WRCJ 90.9 FM host Chris Felcyn discussed the upcoming concert with pianist and musical theorist Ivan Moshchuk, who described the historical connections between the Thursday program and Pro Musica. The program includes works by Maurice Ravel, who performed in Pro Musica’s first season 87 years ago, and a work by maestro David DiChiera of the Michigan Opera Theatre. Ivan also talks about discovering the connection between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and composer Alexander Scriabin in Russia. To hear the program online, click here and scroll down.

Individual tickets are $45, $35 and $25. Box seats are $90 per person. Student tickets are $10. Tickets are available by calling the Max M. Fisher Box Office, (313) 576-5111 and online at DSO.org.

The Program

  • Sonata No. 5, Op. 53 —  Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
  • Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland — J. S. Bach / Ferruccio Busoni (1685-1750) / (1866-1924)
  • Gaspard de la Nuit featuring special guests ArtLab J — Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • Ballade (2008) — David DiChiera (b. 1935)
  • Sonata in B Minor, S.178 — Franz Liszt (1811-1886)