Pegasus at Mana: Piano Series
Nadejda Vlaeva Candlelight Piano Recital

Thursday, December 14, 2017
7–8:30PM

Reception
7–7:30PM

Concert
7:30–8:30PM

Tickets
$25

Mana Theater, 1st Floor
Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Pegasus at Mana: Piano Series
Nadejda Vlaeva Candlelight Piano Recital

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Mana Contemporary is proud to present Nadejda Vlaeva’s candlelight piano recital this Thursday, December 14, at 7pm. For this intimate performance in the Mana Theater, Vlaeva will perform popular favorites, including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and the Schubert/Liszt Serenade, along with Grünfeld’s Soirée de Vienne (a delightful potpourri based on Strauss’s Die Fledermaus) and works by Chopin and Bortkiewicz.

Ms. Vlaeva has performed in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and has also collaborated with BBC’s Planet Earth and Joshua Bell at the EG Conference in California. She also recently returned from a six-week concert tour of Europe and Asia, presenting music from her latest Hyperion CD release.

Pegasus at Mana is committed to presenting world-class performances, building a unique platform for collaborations, fostering a creative environment for musicians, and providing educational opportunities to local communities.


PROGRAM

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2, “Moonlight”

SERGEI BORTKIEWICZ (1877–1952)
Fantasiestücke, Op. 61:
— “Why?”
— “A Dream”
— “And the Awakening…”
— “Humoreske”
— “She Dances”
— “Serenade”

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810–1849)
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise, Op. 22

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)/FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Serenade

ALFRED GRÜNFELD (1852-1924)
Soirée de Vienne


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Nadejda Vlaeva
Nadejda Vlaeva, pianist, has been called one of those people of extraordinary ability whom we hope for but rarely see. She has given solo recitals and appeared with orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Vlaeva is a Hyperion recording artist, and was the first pianist to record the complete Bach Transcriptions of Camille Saint-Saëns [“positively stunning,” BBC Music Magazine]. She received the Grand Prix “Liszt” du Disque for her Piano Music of Liszt CD. She recorded soundtrack music for the documentary film In Search of Cezanne, produced by Academy Award-winner Allan Miller. The American composer Lowell Liebermann composed his Nocturne No. 9 and his Variations on a Theme of Schubert for Ms. Vlaeva, both of which she premiered.  She also premiered some recently discovered works by the 19th-century composers Sergei Bortkiewicz and Vladimir Drozdoff at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. She’s been a frequent guest at the EG Conference where she has collaborated with BBC’s Planet Earth and violinist Joshua Bell.


Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York.

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