Hollywood, California (PRWEB) October 24, 2011
The Hollywood Museum will transform itself into a concert hall during the afternoon of Sunday, October 30, when world-renowned classical pianists, Dmitri Levkovich and Anastasia Markina, perform a one-time recital titled, “From Russia with Love.” The Museum is located in Hollywood’s historic Max Factor Bldg at 1660 N. Highland Avenue (at Hollywood Blvd). Both pianists are past winners of the prestigious José Iturbi International Music Competition, which is organized by the José Iturbi Foundation. To purchase tickets https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/206378 or http://www.thehollywoodmuseum.com
Levkovich and Markina will grace the audience with performance pieces by Chopin, Albeniz, Debussy, Millhaud, Rachmaninov, Infante, Strauss, and closing out the night with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for two pianos. The recital will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be followed by a VIP dessert reception, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet the two performers.
Tickets include admission to the Hollywood Museum’s four floors of Hollywood entertainment memorabilia spanning 100 years of Hollywood history, including a special exhibit featuring concert master José Iturbi.
Dmitri Levkovich has performed all over the world and has graces six continents with his piano. He has been the recipient of multiple awards and has appeared in some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals worldwide, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Marinsky Theater’s Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts.
Russian pianist, Anastasia Markina, has won multiple prominent music competitions, including Grand Prize at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition in 2007 and 2nd Prize at the José Iturbi International Music Competition in both 2007 and 2008. She has been training under famed Russian pianist, Vladimir Viardo, for over 10 years and continues to show off her artistry at events such as the Barge Music Series in New York and the Vetta Chamber Music Festival in Vancouver, BC. She released her album, “Russian Romances – Joys and Sorrows” in 2010, accompanied by famed cellist, Eugene Osadchy.
“The José Iturbi Foundation showcases the world's greatest classical music talent of tomorrow,” said Donelle Dadigan, Co-Founder of the José Iturbi Foundation. “Each year the José Iturbi Foundation awards more than $250,000.00 and is the largest cash prize classical music competition in the world,” she adds. Dadigan considers the Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood treasures, the perfect place for the Jose Iturbi Hollywood Concert. “It is an intimate setting reflecting Hollywood’s Glamour years, the 1930’s and 40’s,” she adds, “which is when José Iturbi’s music graced the Hollywood movies.”
The next Jose Iturbi Foundation International Music Competition will be held June 9-15,2013 at UCLA Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles. http://www.joseiturbifoundation.org
Concert Ticket prices: $50 per ticket, $85 per pair. Students Discounts available with valid Student ID or 21 yrs or younger.
"Jose Iturbi Concert" - PROGRAM at the Hollywood Museum
Manuel Infante - Danses Andalouses, III, Gracia (El Vito) for two pianos
Frédéric Chopin - Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Isaac Albéniz - Asturias/Leyenda from Suite Española, Op. 47, No. 5
Claude Debussy - Claire de lune from Suite bergamasque
Frédéric Chopin - Etude, Op. 25, No. 11 (Winter Wind)
Darius Milhaud - Brazileira from Scaramouche (Mvt. 3) for two pianos
Isaac Albéniz - Rumores de la Caleta: Malagueña from Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71, No. 6
Frédéric Chopin - Scherzo No. 2 in Bb minor, Op. 31
Sergei Rachmaninov - Prelude Op. 32, No. 5 in G minor
Frédéric Chopin - Etude Opus 10, No. 12 (Revolutionary Etude)
J. Strauss-Adolph Schulz-Evler Paraphrase: "On the Blue Danube"
(Abbreviated by Jan Smeterlin)
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue for two pianos (transcribed by the composer)
ABOUT THE JOSÉ ITURBI FOUNDATION The José Iturbi Foundation showcases the world's greatest classical music talent of tomorrow in conjunction with Iturbi Hollywood Concerts featuring extraordinary compelling and dynamic performances from the world's most gifted and talented pianists in an intimate setting reflecting Hollywood's Glamour years (1930s & 1940s). Each year the José Iturbi Foundation awards more than $250,000.00 and is the largest cash prize classical music competition in the world! http://www.joseiturbifoundation.org
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM
The Hollywood Museum http://www.thehollywoodmuseum.com, the official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood Memorabilia in the World. The museum features four floors of breathtaking exhibits and is the home of more than 10,000 authentic Showbiz Treasures, one of a kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts and vintage collectibles from favorite movies and TV shows. The museum includes costumes from Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson; Props from ‘Gone With The Wind,’ ‘Twilight: New Moon,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Transformers,’ ‘Revenge of the Fallen,’ ‘High School Musical 2,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘Glee,’ and more. The Hollywood Museum is located in the historic Max Factor Building on the corner of Hollywood & Highland, where Max Factor, the legend of movie makeup, worked his magic on motion picture stars since 1935. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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