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
NAZAYKINSKAYA Three Miniatures
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.