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Classics I: RACHMANINOFF & ROSES

Saturday, October 15 | 7:30 pm

Karen Tanaka: Rose Absolute
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

LUSH ROMANCE: Inspired by the scent of a French perfume, Japanese composer Karen Tanaka describes Rose Absolute as a “floral bouquet for a lover, as my personal, romantic present.” Dubbed a “once in a lifetime talent,” Blake Pouliot will perform Korngold’s dazzling and melodic Violin Concerto, the piece that marked the composer’s departure from writing film scores during World War II. Rachmaninoff’s final masterwork, Symphonic Dances, captures the composer’s nostalgia for the Russia he left behind, along with references to his earlier works and sacred chants.  LEARN MORE >

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BLAKE POULIOT

Described as “immaculate, at once refined and impassioned,” (ArtsAtlanta) violinist Blake Pouliot has anchored himself among the ranks of classical phenoms. A tenacious young artist with a passionthat enraptures his audience in every performance, Mr. Pouliot has established himself as “one of those special talents that comes along once in a lifetime” (Toronto Star).

Mr. Pouliot studied violin in Canada with Marie Berard and Erika Raum and completed his training as an associate of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He graduated from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Robert Lipsett, the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair.

Mr. Pouliot performs on the 1729 Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank as First Laureate of both their 2018 and 2015 Competition.

blakepouliot.com

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