PROGRAM FEATURES SELECTIONS OF CONSTANTINIDES’S CELEBRATED CHAMBER WORKS PERFORMED BY FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND FEATURING VIOLINIST KURT NIKKANEN
Performance: Sunday, October 1, 7:30 PM, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
“(His music possesses) an attractive quality of ritual mystery.” – The New York Times
“On first hearing one was struck by the beauty of much of the choral writing…complex and often arresting score.” – Opera magazine
NEW YORK, NY (September 13, 2017) – Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents an evening of Mediterranean-inspired music by much-admired Greek composer Dinos Constantinides. The program will include a selection of Constantinides’ most acclaimed compositions performed by members of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Music. The concert will be presented Sunday, October 1 at 7:30pm at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Tickets are $50. For tickets and information, visit DCINY.
“We are thrilled to present Dinos Constantinides who has been with us almost every year since 2011 and this is DCINY’s 9th presentation of his music,” states DCINY co-founder and General Director Iris Derke. “Dinos is a remarkable composer with a significant repertoire under his belt and we are honored to showcase his work,” adds Jonathan Griffith, DCINY co-founder, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.
Performed by violinist is Kurt Nikkanen, Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, pianists Maria Asteriadou and Michael Gurt, double bass Yung-Chiao Wei, and the LSU Percussion Group, the dynamic evening program includes Constantinides’ Patterns for Violin and Piano, LRC 119b, Sonata for Solo Violin, No. 3, LRC 63 (Kaleidoscope), Theme and Variations for Solo Piano, LRC 1, Sonata for Violin and Piano, LRC 21c, Reverie II for Double Bass and Piano, LRC 81b, Two Preludes for Piano, LRC 101b, Concerto for Double Bass and Piano, LRC 269b, and Percussion Quartet No. 2, LRC 270.
Constantinides has written over 300 compositions, including his opera Intimations, winner of the Brooklyn College International Chamber Opera Competition and First Midwest Chamber Opera Conference, his opera Antigone, and six symphonies, of which Symphony No. 2 earned him the Artist of the Year Award of Louisiana. Other awards include first prizes in the Delius