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Melodiya Chamber Ensemble – March 8, 2013

Nino Rota IntermezzoBéla Bartók Two Slavic DancesSergei Prokofiev Tales of the Old Grandmother and Devilish SuggestionRobert Schumann Fair Tale PicturesFeodor Druzhinin Variations for viola soloFranz Schubert Sonata for Viola and Piano (Arpeggione)Sergey Rakitchenkov and Arkady Serper are both graduates of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory who began their distinguished careers in the major concert halls of Europe and Russia before immigrating to the United States. Rakitchenkov is a long-standing member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Serper a prominent pianist, composer, and faculty member at the Crowden School. Their performances are well known for a colorful, literate style, as well as an exacting technical precision.

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