Piano duo opens children's concert series at Pequot
A series of free concerts for children opens its season at the Pequot Library, with a duo of pianists hailing from Moscow on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Pianists Vassily Primakov and Natalia Lavrova will perform at 2 p.m. in the library in the first program of the Music for Youth Young Persons' Concert Series. The 50-minute concert, geared for ages 5-18, will be followed by master classes for pre-registered advanced piano students, led by the performers.
Primakov and Lavrova are expected to perform a two-piano, four-hand repertoire and pieces for solo piano.
Primakov studied at the Juilliard School, where he won the William Petschek Piano Recital Award leading to his debut at Alice Tully Hall. He has been awarded several other prizes and his Chopin CD was named "Best of the Year" by National Public Radio.
Lavrova, also a Moscow native, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in music at Juilliard and has performed throughout Russia, Europe and the U.S. She is the director of the Music School of New York City. The pair founded their own record label, LP Classics, Inc.
Tickets and advanced registration are not required for the concert. To register for the master classes, call 203-938-3843 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future concerts in the series include the Enso String Quartet on Oct. 5; theWindSync woodwind ensemble on Nov. 16, and the Hot Club of Detroit gypsy jazz ensemble on Dec. 7.
All four concerts in the series are at the Pequot Library, 730 Pequot Ave. There will also be a benefit concert for Music for Youth at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Ave., featuring young musicians from the area.
For tickets, visit www.musicforyouth.net or call 203-938-3843.