Concerts > Classics

Picture This!

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Santander Performing Arts Center

  • Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

  • Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Ilya Yakushev, Piano
  • Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Michele Byrne, Artist

Music meets visual art in this unique performance. As the orchestra performs Mussorgsky’s evocative Pictures at an Exhibition, artist Michele Byrne will paint the orchestra, with her image projected on screen. This work is accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring soloist Ilya Yakushev.

Ilya Yakushev, Piano

Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev performs at major venues on three continents. American Record Guide praised Mr. Yakushev as “one of the very best young pianists before the public today… of the highest caliber.” He is currently working with Nimbus Records to record all of Prokofiev’s sonatas.

Michele Byrne is known for her plein air painting, which refers to painting outdoors or in the open air. Her influences include Sargent, Toulouse-Lautrec, Berthe Morisot, and others. She has received many awards and recognitions, including Signature Membership status with the American Impressionist Society, and her work is featured in galleries across the country.


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