Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Returns to Nantucket Musical Arts Society with Pianist Max Levinson

Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5pm – Meet the Artists

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church | 20 Fair Street | Nantucket, MA

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7pm – Recital Music by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Brahms

First Congregational Church | 62 Centre Street | Nantucket, MA

On Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his “dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique” (The New York Times), returns to the Nantucket Musical Arts Society for a Meet the Artists event and a recital with pianist Max Levinson.

The public is welcome to attend the free, fun, and informative Meet the Artists event on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5pm, held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (20 Fair Street). This is an opportunity to meet Yevgeny Kutik in a casual, informal setting, and talk about his life in music.

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7pm, Kutik and Levinson will perform two works by Prokofiev – the Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94b and “Death of Juliet” from Romeo and Juliet, as well as Stravinsky’s Duo Concertante and Brahms’ Sonata in D minor. The recital will be held for a limited capacity in-person audience at First Congregational Church (62 Centre Street).

“I spent a lot of time during this past year exploring the work of Sergei Prokofiev. I am continually fascinated by his ability to tell stories through music. Each phrase is almost like a sentence in a folk tale,” explains Kutik. “I am delighted to be able to present his rambunctious Sonata for Solo Violin and a very rare arrangement from his Romeo and Juliet ballet, the Death of Juliet. Two major works from Stravinsky and Brahms round out the program. Stravinsky's Duo Concertante takes its inspiration from Greek lyrical poetry and in some ways pits the violin and piano against each other in tone and style. The Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor is one of my favorite works in the repertoire. It seemingly straddles two worlds throughout the work - both mysterious while being a triumphant tour de force.”

Capacity for the concert will be limited to 150 people. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Antiques Depot at 2 South Beach Street, 10am-4pm most days or Nantucket Community Music Center at 56 Centre Street. More Information at www.nantucketmusicalartssociety.org.


About Yevgeny Kutik: www.yevgenykutik.com.

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