• Thursday, Feb 17, 2011

    Carnegie Hall Notables Presents Seventh Annual Notable Occasion to Support Music Education, 3/30



    Pianist Alexander Romanovsky Performs in Weill Recital Hall

    Exclusive Cocktail Reception Immediately Follows at Brasserie Cognac with
    Live Music by Horn Quartet Genghis Barbie


    On Wednesday, March 30 beginning at 8:00 p.m., Nicola Bulgari and the Carnegie Hall Notables—a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s—will host the Seventh Annual Notable Occasion with pianist Alexander Romanovsky performing works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff in Weill Recital Hall. After the exclusive concert, the Notables will gather at Brasserie Cognac for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, where the multifaceted, all-female horn experience Genghis Barbie will perform. The Seventh Annual Notable Occasion is generously underwritten by Nicola Bulgari. The evening will benefit music education in the New York metropolitan area by supporting the many music education programs made possible by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

    Pianist Alexander Romanovsky has established himself on the international concert scene since winning first prize at the Busoni Competition in Italy at the age of 17. Critically acclaimed recordings on the Decca label of works by Schumann, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff followed, prompting The New York Times to commend him as “special, not just an extraordinary technician with a flair for color and fantasy, but also a sensitive musician and lucid interpreter.” Born in the Ukraine in 1984, Mr. Romanovsky studied with Leonid Margarius at the Imola Piano Academy and with Dmitry Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London. He has appeared in recitals across Italy and has also given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, London, and at the White Nights Festival, St. Petersburg. Mr. Romanovsky has also appeared at many of the major European festivals including La Roque d'Anthéron (France), Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Germany), and Chopin Piano Festival (Poland), as well as the International Piano Festival Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Italy). His concerto appearances include performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the English Chamber Orchestra. Upcoming performances include debuts with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, and a recital at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

    The Carnegie Hall Notables is a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s. Through original events, discounted ticket prices to concerts, discussions with world-famous composers and musicians, and music events throughout New York City, Notables members are invited to intimately experience the exceptional power of music. Members experience all types of music, traditional, and contemporary. Contributions to the Notables support the vital music education programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, which annually serves over 170,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US, with more than an additional 100,000 people taking advantage of WMI’s online music education resources.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

    Event Information
    Wednesday, March 30

    8:00 p.m. – Private performance in Weill Recital Hall (154 W 57th Street)
    Alexander Romanovsky, Piano

        BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35
        TCHAIKOVSKY Dumka, Op. 59
        RACHMANINOFF Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36

    9:30 p.m. – Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
    Brasserie Cognac (1740 Broadway, at 55th Street)
    Music by Genghis Barbie

    The private performance and cocktail reception are free for Notables members at the Supporter level and higher. Members at the Prelude level may purchase tickets at $100 each. Tickets are not available to the general public for this event. For more information, please call 212-903-9734, or visit carnegiehall.org/notables.





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