Accordion Virtuosi – Program

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A C C O R D I O N   V I R T U O S I   O F   R U S S I A

Yuri Smirnov, Artistic Director and Conductor
Vladimir Smirnov, Conductor
Alexander Yakushev, electric violin
Ilya Yakushev, piano soloist

(Accordion Virtuosi of Russia founded by Pavel Smirnov)

Program I

Overture to the opera Russlan and Ludmilla              GLINKA

March from The Love for Three Oranges      PROKOFIEV

Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria rusticana        MASCAGNI

Trepak from the ballet Nutcracker TCHAIKOVSKY

Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257        J. STRAUSS

Nocturne (Ilya Yakushev, soloist) ARNO BABADJANIAN

Overture to the opera Carmen BIZET

Czardas (Alexander Yakushev, soloist)        VITTORIO MONTI

“Sabre Dance” from the ballet Gayane          KHACHATURIAN


Program II

Excerpts from West Side Story      BERNSTEIN

“The Ragtime Dance” JOPLIN

Russian folk song “In the Valley” arr. MATVEEV

“Flurries” (Ilya Yakushev, soloist)            ALEXANDER TSFASMAN

Improvisations on a theme “Lonely accordion”             VLADIMIR CHERNIKOV

“Hoe-down” from the ballet Rodeo          COPLAND (arr. Emerson)

“Over the Rainbow” (Alexander Yakushev, soloist) ARLEN

“Train to Odessa” (Alexander Yakushev, soloist) VLADIMIR SMIRNOV

Russian folk song “Barinya” arr. A. SEREBRYAKOV