Eastern Seasons Week 2017 Opening Night

27 November, 19:30
Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Eastern Seasons presents ‘Storytellers: Medtner and Stravinsky’, with internationally acclaimed pianist Alexei Volodin in recital.
Pianist Alexei Volodin is joined by fellow-pianist Edith Peña and members of the London Chamber Orchestra to present a special programme devoted to the legacy of Russian composer Nikolai Medtner. Far less famous than his contemporary Igor Stravinsky, today Medtner is recognised as one of the most remarkable 20th century composers for piano. In this recital Medtner and Stravinsky are juxtaposed as storytellers of their Russian folkloric past and masters of imaginative piano writing. The performance programme will be introduced by classical music journalist and BBC 3 presenter Tom Service.
This concert opens the Eastern Seasons Week – an annual series of cultural and business events which seeks to foster dialogue and build trust between people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds; the event is also part of Medtner International Festival 2017.