Concert illustrated by art: 20th century art and music
MILFORD, PA — The Kopelman-Feigelson Trio will perform 20th-century masterpieces by Rachmaninoff, Kodaly, and Shostakovich while masterpieces of another sort—paintings by the likes of Picasso, Matisse, and Chagall—are screened behind them. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m., May 26, at the Milford Theatre; tickets for adults cost $20, or $15 when purchased in advance, and children under 15 will be admitted free. Advance tickets can be bought at at www.kindredspiritsarts.org, at Holy Crepes (224 Broad St.), or at Main Avenue Books (202 Main A. in Hawley).
Mikhail Kopelman grew up in Russia, where he was concertmaster of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and first violist of the Borodin String Quartet. After his 1993 move to the United States, he won the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, taught at Yale and was named first violinist for the Tokyo String Quartet. Pianist (and daughter of Mikhail) Elizaveta Kopelman has performed from New York to Brazil and throughout Europe, especially the United Kingdom. Of cellist Yosif Feigelson, the Washington Post said, “If there’s fire in the music, Feigelson will stoke it; if there’s a treasure, he will unearth it.” He virtually commutes from his home in Milford to Western Europe, the Baltic countries and Israel.
The evening is sponsored by Kindred Spirits, a nonprofit organization of volunteers that has been bringing quality entertainment to area audiences and music education programs to school students since 2002. Visit www.kindredspiritsarts.org.