Winter Festival: Russian Panorama

March 5-24

Winter Festival 2019

Featuring the music of Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shotakovich, and more.


CMS traverses the turbulent historical landscape of Russia through its vastly expressive music. From the glorious musical outpourings of the age of the tsars and the Russian Empire to the audaciously creative period between the wars, and into and beyond the Soviet era, Russian music has told the story of its country and people like no other. Each program concludes with one of Russia’s incomparable chamber music blockbusters, works of symphonic scale and excitement.

Lecture with Michael Parloff

Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 PM
Returning lecturer Michael Parloff inaugurates the Winter Festival’s Russian journey with an overview of the country’s rich musical tapestry, from the time of Mikhail Glinka to that of Dmitri Shostakovich.
Tickets $10, $8 For Concert Ticket Holders (call for discount)
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Winter Festival I

Glinka, Glazunov, Balakirev, Schnittke, Rachmaninov
Sunday, March 10, 5:00 PM
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Winter Festival II

Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Taneyev
Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM
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Winter Festival III

Rubinstein, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 PM
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Winter Festival IV

Myaskovsky, Shostakovich, Borodin
Sunday, March 24, 5:00 PM
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Listen to some of the pieces being performed at this year's Winter Festival!