Spokane Symphony Classics 9: Russian Virtuosity
April 13-14. Featuring Music Director Finalist Jacy Ogren, conductor, and Istvan Vardai, cello. Cellist István Várdai takes on Prokofiev’s breathtaking Symphony Concerto, once considered ‘unplayable’ and one of the most challenging works in the cello repertoire. The Russian drama continues as you explore a gallery of primitive paintings and march through the Gates of Kiev in Mussorgsky’s colorful Pictures at an Exhibition. Program also features music by Barber. Showtime is Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.