Monira Foundation Virtual Stage Presents Pegasus: The Orchestra’s Fourth Season
FOREVER CHILDREN: THE BEAUTY AND HEARTBREAK OF BEING ALIVE – Piano Series
Pegasus presents, award-winning pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski in a special program available only to FULL SEASON subscription holders. Konstantin’s recital features an overarching narrative that weaves together Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece miniatures: Children’s Album and The Seasons and Polina Nazaykinskaya’s three miniatures composed during the March lockdown of 2020. Usually thought of as cycles in their own right the two Tchaikovsky opuses are merged in this performance to create a ‘coming of age’ story that spans generational change. In this show we encounter young siblings as babies looking out at the world. As expected, they learn of the world through their parents and their nanny, at first. Though, when the moment comes, we jump forward in time where children are now grown up, revisiting their childhood experiences through adult eyes. With Ms. Nazaykinskaya’s triptych we jump further in time where our protagonists are in the final chapter of their lives. Heartbreak and sorrow are inevitable but hope remains. The entire show is narrated by Konstantin guiding you through the journey of our characters while music illustrates the narrative.
Let the child within us always remain through all seasons of life.
*Stream Premiere Date – Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 8:00 PM
*Concert only available to FULL SEASON subscription holders (9 plus bonus concert)
*Stream Venue – YouTube
TCHAIKOVSKY Children’s Album
TCHAIKOVSKY The Seasons
NAZAYKINSKAYA Three Miniatures
Konstantin Soukhovetski, piano
2019 Innovation Award Winner from Music Academy Of The West Konstantin has a uniquely diverse artistic voice that reaches out to both classical and popular audiences. Konstantin’s multidisciplinary projects frequently involve dance and film. In November 2021 Konstantin will premiere a new ballet “Encounters” by Polina Nazaykinskaya for MorDance Company. Konstantin has recorded Polina’s piano miniatures on OClassica label, available on iTunes and Apple Music: Remembrance, Anticipation and A Summer Rain. In 2020 Konstantin joined the faculty of his alma mater The Juilliard School, where he is teaching his interpretation enhancement course Narrative Musicianship based on Russian acting Method as well as courses on Russian Piano Miniature. Konstantin’s post-COVID live performances include October 30th with Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, February 2022 tour of northern Spain, and May 2022 return to NYC’s Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
As a composer, Konstantin’s solo violin work “Postcard from The Edge” is featured on 2 different CDs of renowned violinist Elmira Darvarova. Konstantin is also a librettist currently completing a libretto for a new opera commissioned by Mississippi Opera to be premiered in 2023 season. In summer 2021 Konstantin will return to Pianofest In The Hamptons for his 10th year of Artist-in-Residency. This will be a special, All-Star season featuring accomplished alumni in first, post-pandemic live performances. Konstantin hosts a podcast Kreative by Konstantin on YouTube where he talks about music and life with some of our generation’s most influential creatives. Konstantin is a recipient of over 16 awards and is an alumnus of The Juilliard School where he has earned his BM, MM, and AD degrees under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. Born in Moscow to a family of artists he studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School.
GUEST VISUAL ARTIST: Maria Pavlovska