89th State Conference
Russian Seasons in Arizona
May 31st –June 2nd, 2018
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley – Scottsdale
5401 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona
Theme, Guest Artists and Presenters
What are Russian Seasons? Russian Seasons was the brain-child of Sergei Diaghilev, a philanthropist of Russian fine arts. “Russian Seasons were performances of Russian musicians and composers of opera music, and ballet dancers, as well as Russian artists, which performances and exhibits were held outside Russia at the beginning of the 20th century.“
We get our inspiration from this remarkable cultural phenomenon known as Sergei Diaghilev and devote our ASMTA 2018 State Conference to the Russian Seasons theme. Following Mr. Diaghilev’s example, our focus will include discovering famous, new, and forgotten Russian composers and performers, uncovering new aspects of old masterpieces and successful pedagogic methods developed in Russia.
Conference Guest Artists will be Natalia Terekhina , Mikhail Yanovitsky , and the duo of Eugene Pridonoff and Elisabeth Pridonoff , and composer, Yuri Povolotsky, along with presentations, other performances, lectures and/or master classes by the Pridonoffs, Natalya Thran, Raymond Ryder, Andrew Nickles, Æterna Sirius: Jessica Yam and Elias-Axel Pettersson, duo piano , Yelena Golberg, Chase Coleman, Nancy Harris, Christina Eide and Vitaly Serebriakov, Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk, Snezana Krstic, Eckhart Sellheim, Kathryn Rood and Barbara Stoutenburgh. We will also have presentations by exhibitors Sean Slade, from PianoMarvel, and Helen Marlais, from FJH Music Company.
You can look forward to learning about the “Piano Technique for Russian Masters,” and pedagogic methods developed in Russia, “Expanding Music Expression by Thoughtful Use of Hands, Wrists and Arms”, “Open Lesson by Vitaly Serebriakov”. Other lectures will be on Diaghilev, Rachmaninov, Suite No. 2, Tchaikovsky, Op. 37 and 39, Maykapar, Scriabin, Mussorgsky, “Pictures at an Exhibitions” as well as a five-panel presentation on Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov. We will also have sessions on MTNA Certification and the Arizona Study Program.
Mark your calendars and this web page. We will be updating it regularly with more details as we progress closer to the conference date of May 31-June 2, 2018.
Register for the Conference
(If you wish to stay longer than Wednesday 5/31 – Sunday 6/2, you NEED to call the hotel directly to make your reservation.)
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