Jeffery Meyer, Ithaca College School of Music Director of Orchestras and Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, led the St. PCP in its sixth appearance at the International Sound Ways festival led by Alexander Radvilovich.
The program featured no less than three world premieres as well as two classics from living icons from the United States and Russia: John Adams and Sergei Slonimsky. The St. PCP has had a long and fruitful relationship with Slonimsky and this performance of the Concerto Buffo is in honor of his 80th birthday in 2012.
School of Music faculty member Nicholas DiEugenio, violin soloist, joined him for the world premier of a work by composer Loren Loiacono they had commissioned together.
XXIV International New Music Festival "Sound Ways"
American and Russian Composers
St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic
Jeffery Meyer, conductor
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7 PM
Igor Druhk: Pulsar (2012) (World Premiere)
Loren Loiacono: Violin Concerto
for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (2012)
Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Mikhail Krutik: Theseus
for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (2012)
Renat Rakov, Clarinet
Adams: Shaker Loops (1978/83)
Sergei Slonimsky: Concerto Buffo (1964)
Georgy Dolgov, flute
Oleg Grechnev, trumpet
Nikolai Mazhara, piano
The St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic was founded in 2002 to create and encourage cultural exchange between the United States and Russia and has since become one of St. Petersburg’s most exciting and innovative chamber orchestras. Since its inception, the St. PCP has performed in the major concert halls of the city and has been presented in its most important festivals including the International Musical Olympus Festival, International New Music Festival “Sound Ways”, International Festival St. Petersburg “Musical Spring”, 5th Annual Festival “Japanese Spring in St. Petersburg”, and “Avant-garde in our Days” Music Festival. Led by Artistic Director Jeffery Meyer, the St. PCP's 2010 performances at Symphony Space in NYC were called "Impressive," "powerful," "blazing," "polished" by the New York Times. The orchestra’s dynamic performances and progressive programming has distinguished it among the many orchestras of the city.