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Recital at Blue Lake

Concert of Grigory Smirnov's music as a part of The 2017 Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival.


Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.
Dave Myers Performance Studio (at Blue Lake Public Radio)
300 E Crystal Lake Rd
Twin Lake, MI 49457


Performers:

Grigory Smirnovpiano
Igor Kalninviolin


New album release featuring Mirrors of Emptiness


Fancy Music
releases a new album:

Petr Glavatskikh (marimba)

"The Unfound Sound"

featuring Mirrors of Emptiness for marimba and electronics


Listen and buy the album here or on iTunes.













Mirrors of Emptiness at Moscow Conservotory


Concert-presentation of a new CD "The Unfound Sound" by percussionist Petr Glavatsith which includes Mirrors of Emptiness for marimba and electronics.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7 PM

Rachmaninoff Hall
Moscow Conservatory
Moscow, Russia


Концерт-презентация альбома «Ненайденный звук» перкуссиониста Петра Главатских. В программе Mirrors of Emptiness.


Среда, 7 июня, 2017, 19:00

Рахманиновский Зал
Московская Консерватория





Composers Now Festival, New York

Grigory Smirnov is performing his music as a part of the Composers Now Festival in Staten Island, New York:

Air, for violin and piano with violinist Dan Auerbach
Credo and Elegy, for solo piano


Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Williamson Theatre
2800 Victory Blvd. Building 1P
Staten Island, New York



















CD Presentation Concert at Steinway Hall, New York

Presentation of the new album "Dowson Songs • Chaconne" released by Naxos Records


Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Steinway Hall
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Performance by the album artists:


Signing of the CDs by the performers and the composer.


Space is limited. Admission is by reservation only.





























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Romance for English horn and orchestra in Belgium

Symfonisch Jeugdorkest Edegem
(
SJOE) performs Romance for English horn and orchestra in Antwerpen,
Belgium.

Dimitri Mestdag, English horn
Jaume Blai Santonja Espinós, conductor

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 20:00

Sint-Antoniuskerk
Gemeenteplein 1 2650 Edegem
Anwerpen, Belgium







CD Album "Dowson Songs • Chaconne" is coming out on Naxos

Naxos Records has released the new album "Dowson Songs • Chaconne" on November 11, 2016.


The album features Chaconne for cello and piano and Dowson Songs for tenor and piano on poems by Ernest Dowson, performed by:






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Nikolai Kachanov Singers perform Alleluia

The new unique New York based vocal ensemble Nikolai Kachanov Singers performs a concert of early and new music "Soaring Monuments and Modern Treasures" featuring Grigory Smirnov's Alleluia for chorus a cappella.

Sunday, October 30, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
552 West End Ave
New York, NY 10024


Tickets are available here (20% discount through October 27!)
















Blue Lake Recital

Concert of Grigory Smirnov's music as a part of The 2016 Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival.


Wednesday, August 17, 7:15 p.m.
Blodgett Recital Hall
300 E Crystal Lake Rd
Twin Lake, MI 49457

Performers:

Grigory Smirnov, piano
Igor Kalninviolin
Dan Auerbach, violin
Mikhail Bugaev, viola
Jonathan Lusher, cello





















































National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, CA

Fantasia for flute and piano will be presented by Edition Svitzer at the 44th Annual National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, California, which will take place on August 11, 2016.

The composition will be performed by flutist Ai Goldsmith and pianist Miles Graber.















With Henrik Svitzer and Lauren Wuerth (Edition Svitzer)  *  With flutist Göran Marcusson


Dowson Songs in New York
Ernest Dowson

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7 PM

Performance of "Dowson Songs"  on poems by Ernest Dowson

Konstantine Valianatos, piano

Central Presbyterian Church
593 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Admission is Free

   



Grigory Smirnov & friends at Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York

Concert of music by Grigory Smirnov



Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 5 PM

featuring:

Grigory Smirnov, piano

Adrian Daurov, cello

Nikita Morozov, violin

Anna Shelest, piano









Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 West 107th Street
New York NY 10025


























Mirrors of Emptiness in Yekaterinburg, Russia

Percussionist Petr Glavatskikh is performing "Mirrors of Emptiness" in Sverdlovsk Philharmonia in Yetakerinburg, Russia
on October 2, 2014 at 18:30.

Перкуссионист Петр Главатских исполняет "Mirrors of Emptiness" в Свердловской Филармонии в Екатеринбурге
2 окября, 2014 в 18:30.





String Quartet in Kiev, Ukraine

Strada Quartet performs String Quartet in Kiev, Ukraine


Friday, September 26, 2014 at 20:00.
























Mikhail Kazinik on Grigory Smirnov

Радио передача Михаила Казиника о музыке Григория Смирнова на BFI Radio

Radio show of Mikhail Kainik about Grigory Smirnov's music on BFI Radio (in Russian)


http://www.unite4goodradio.com/air/m-kazinik-ispoved-dushi-muzyka-grigoriya-smirnova/


Dowson Songs in Yellow Spring, Ohio


Martin Bakari, tenor & Sam Reich, piano

perform Grigory Smirnov's Dowson Songs


Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Friends Care Center
Yellow Springs, Ohio
















Interview with Grigory Smirnov on RTN WNMB (in Russian)

Интервью с Григорием Смирновым


Grigory Smirnov at Merkin Concert Hall, New York


Concert of Grigory Smirnov's new works will be presented
at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York.


Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Merkin Concert Hall
at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
Box Office Phone: (212) 501-3330

Proud to be a part of the Russian American History Month

PROGRAM:

ALLELUIA for chorus a capella
U.S. Premiere
Nikolai Kachanov, conductor

CHACONNE for cello and piano
World Premiere

PIANO SONATA NO. 1
World Premiere

DOWSON SONGS for tenor and piano
on poems by Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)
Commission by The ASCAP Foundation Charles Kingsford Fund
World Premiere

































































Romance for English horn and orchestra in Moscow

http://www.center-slobodkina.ru/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=day.listevents&year=2013&month=12&day=07&catids=4&Itemid=1
Pavel Slobodkin Center Moscow Chamber Orchestra performs
Romance for English horn and
orchestra in Moscow, Russia.

December 7, 2013, 19:00
Pavel Slobodkin Center
48 Arbat, Moscow, Russia

Performers:
Roman Prosetsky, English horn
Iliya Gaisin, conductor
Pavel Slobodkin Center Moscow Chamber Orchestra

7 Декабря, 2013, 19:00
Центр Павла Слободкина
Москва, ул. Арбат, д. 48

Исполнители:
Роман Просецкий, английский рожок
Илья Гайсин, дирижер
Московский камерный оркестр Центра Павла Слободкина

 
More information can be found here (in Russian).



Mirrors of Emptiness in Moscow

Petr Glavatstikh performs Mirrors of Emptiness for marimba & electronics at the PRAKTIKA Theater in Moscow, Russia on September 27, 2013.


More information can be found here on the PRAKTIKA Theater website (in Russian).






Brevard Music Center

Grigory Smirnov is in residence at Brevard Music Center during the summer of 2013.






String Quartet at the CTAM Festival in Moscow

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 19:00
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Vernadsky State Museum
Moscow, Russia


Performers:

Nadezhda Artamonova, violin
Alina Kudryashova, violin
Irina Sopova, viola
Evgeny Rumyantsev, cello



More info (in Russian)







Mirrors of Emptiness at the Moscow Philharmonia


Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 19:00

Chamber Hall of The Moscow Philharmonia.


Marimbist Petr Glavatskikh is performing Mirrors of Emptiness for marimba and electronics at the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonia.















Listen to Grigory Smirnov on WQXR


Friday, February 17, 2012, 9:00 PM (EST)
On-Air: 105.9FM
Online: www.wqxr.org



Listen to Romance for English horn and orchestra and a movement from Stained Glasses for two pianos on WQXR, the nation's most listened-to classical music station.

The McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase is a WQXR weekly radio show that since 1978 has sought out and displayed the talents of young emerging artists. Hosted by Robert Sherman.


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Two concert reviews from Tanglewood


from stereotimes.com


from artsfuse.org





Premiere at 

Tanglewood

Wednesday, July 13, at 8:00 PM

Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Festival


New song "Tears Fall Within Mine Heart" on the poem

by Ernest Dowson after Paul Verlaine ('Il pleure dans mon coeur')


Andrew Penning, tenor

Nana Shi, piano


The song was composed specially for Tanglewood Music Center, and the performance was produced under the direction of Dawn Upshaw and John Harbison.



    























String Quartet at Tanglewood


String Quartet (2010) is to be performed at Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Festival.

Sunday, July 10, at 10:00 AM

The New Fromm Players:

Alex Shiozaki, violin
Tema Watstein, violin
Derek Mosloff, viola
Michael Dahlberg, cello










Another composition recital at The Juilliard School


Thursday, May 19 at 6 PM
Paul Hall, The Juilliard School


Program and performers:

TRIPTYCH
for organ (2010)

Raymond Nagem, organ

IMPROVISATION

Grigory Smirnov, piano
Spencer Dickhaus, choreography
Isabel Gehweiler, cello






























A concert review for the recent premiere at Alice Tully Hall


Click here to read a review for the premiere of Romance for English horn and orchestra that took place at Alice Tully Hall with The Juilliard Orchestra, Hassan Anderson (English horn) and Jeffrey Milarsky (conductor) on April 1, 2011


         

The Juilliard Orchestra                                            Jeffrey Milarsky & Grigory Smirnov                        Grigory Smirnov & Hassan Anderson


Press release and article about the upcoming premiere


A press release and an article in the Juilliard Journal about the upcoming premiere of Romance for English horn and orchestra at Alice Tully Hall on April 1, 2011.





Romance for English horn and Orchestra PREMIERE

Friday, April 1, 2011, 8pm

Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School

Juilliard Orchestra: Jeffrey Milarsky

Jeffrey Milarsky conducts the Juilliard Orchestra


Jeffrey Milarsky leads the orchestra in a selection of large-scale works fresh from the manuscripts of Juilliard’s finest young composers


DAVID HERTZBERG Nympharum
Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano


CHRISTOPHER CASTRO Monolith


GRIGORY SMIRNOV Romance for Solo English Horn and Orchestra
Hassan Anderson, English Horn


PENG-PENG GONG Hourly Reminiscence
Peng-Peng Gong, Piano soloist


FREE tickets available 3/18





Choreographers and Composers...

The Juilliard Dance Division, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its season bringing Juilliard composers and choreographers together in a unique and exciting cross-division collaboration. The Choreographers and Composers performances are the culmination of the long-running Juilliard classroom/studio course of the same name, which gives Juilliard dance and composition students techniques to explore collaborative art. The course introduces each discipline to the needs, vocabulary and work methods of the other and finds common ground on which both can flourish.

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

Friday, December 10, 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 11, 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 11, 8:00 PM

Choreographer/Composer Collaborations:

Spencer Dickhaus/Grigory Smirnov
McKenna Birmingham/Simon Frisch
Rachelle Scott/Michael Lee
Melissa Fernandez/Trevor Doherty
Nathan Makolandra/Jared Miller
Zack Winokur/Conrad Winslow


© The Juilliard School






Triptych for organ - PREMIERE

Monday, November 29, 2010. Paul Hall, The Juilliard School

Premiere of Triptych for organ.

Raymond Nagem, organ



     


Composition Recital at The Juilliard School

Monday, November 1, 2010. Paul Hall, The Juilliard School

The program and performers:

FANTASIA
for flute and piano (2003/2008)

Fiona Kelly, flute
Çağdaş Özkan, piano
 
STAINED GLASSES
for two pianos (2002/2007)

Konstantine Valianatos, piano
Edward Neeman, piano
 
STRING QUARTET
for two violins, viola and cello (2010) PREMIERE

Yo-Yo Fann, violin
Laura Lutzke, violin
Emilie Grimes, viola
Charles Asch, cello
 
MIRRORS OF EMPTINESS
arrangement for harp and electronics (2008/2010)

Grace Browning, harp 


                        

    


     

Photo © by Isabel Gehweiler



California Summer Music

On July 23, 2010, the 1st movement of Piano Quintet was premiered at California Summer Music in Sonoma, CA

Performers:
Jessica Oddie & Kaja Pernille Østervold - violins
John Austin - viola
Abraham Aragundi - cello
Grigory Smirnov - piano

   



Fantasia in Weimar, Germany


Fantasia for flute and piano was performed in Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar.

May 31, 2010
June 11, 2010

Performer: Leona Rötzsch




Mirrors of Emptiness in Moscow


Mirrors of Emptiness for marimba and electronics was performed in Moscow, Russia.

Performer: Petr Glavatskikh

May 30, 2010 - Central Music School
June 9, 2010 - Visotsky Museum Concert Hall






Mirrors of Emptiness in New York


Mirrors of Emptiness for marimba and electronics was performed at The Juilliard School, New York.

May 11, 2010

Performer: Jonathan Smith

  




Stained Glasses in New York


The first movement of sonata Stained Glasses was performed at The Juilliard School, New York.

March 29, 2010

Performers: Çağdaş Özkan and Grigory Smirnov




Fantasia in New York


Fantasia for flute and piano was performed at Paul Hall of The Juilliard School, New York.

November 30, 2009

Performers: Fiona Kelly (flute) and Grigory Smirnov (piano)






Stained Glasses in Sofia, Bulgaria


On April 4, 2009, Grigory Smirnov's Sonata "Stained Glasses" for two pianos is to be performed in

the 12th ppIANISSIMO International Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria

Performers: Margarita Ilieva & Milen Panayotov.





More info about the festival.




Premiere in Denmark


A new work Mirrors of Emptiness for marimba and digital delay to be premiered in Denmark. The work will be pefromed by Jia Jia Qiao in a 9-concert tour.

02. september - Toftegårdskolen, Brønderslev: Public Go Global Concert
02. september - Mylund Kulturkirke: Public Go Global Concert  
03. september - Læsø, Byrum kirke: Public Go Global Concert    
04. september - Stubhuset, Støvring: Public Go Global Concert  
08. september - The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus: Concert  
09. september - Carl Nielsen Academy of Music Odense: Concert
10. september - Søbygaard, Ærø: Concert     
13. september - Musikteatret Holstebro: Concert
21. september - The Opera, Takkelloftet: Concert



More information can be found here.


Festival - Chamber Music Session - Kiev


On July 1, 2008, Grigory Smirnov's Fantasia for flute and piano will be performed at the festival Chamber Music Session in Kiev, Ukraine.  

Performers: DUO Svitava - Henrik Svitzer (flute) and Dmytro Tavanetz (piano).



New Edition


Edition Svitzer (Denmark) has published Grigory Smirnov's Fantasia for flute and piano.

Click to view the edition