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Carnegie Hall is hosting an evening of chamber music on 21 May to celebrate the birthday of Andrei Sakharov, the Soviet physicist and human rights activist who was instrumental in the creation of the first Soviet hydrogen bomb. He later regretted his creation and campaigned for nuclear disarmament. The concert will feature a line-up of world-famous musicians at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage and will include works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Weinberg and Dvořák. Tickets start at $101. Sakharov, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975, would have turned 102 on 21 May.
Concert in honor of Andrei Sakharov at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall invites everyone to an evening of chamber music in honor of the birthday of Soviet physicist Andrei Sakharov. The concert will take place on May 21st. Sakharov was born on this day 102 years ago.
An amazing cast of world-famous musicians come together to celebrate the birthday of Andrey Sakharov, physicist, humanist, Nobel Peace Prize winner for the defense of universal human rights, disarmament and peace, in whose name the European Union established the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Sakharov is also one of the creators of the first Soviet hydrogen bomb. But later he regretted his creation and called on the world to nuclear disarmament.
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On May 21st at 15:30, a host of performers will be waiting for guests at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
Ticket prices start at $101. You can buy them from the link.
You will see and hear Gidon Kremer (violin), Maxim Vengerov (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), Georgy Osokinsh (piano), Evgeny Kisin (piano), Valeria Averbakh (piano) and Emerson String Quartet.
In the program of the evening: Igor Loboda “Requiem”; Brahms “Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major”; Rachmaninoff, Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5”, “Study-picture in A minor, Op. 39. No. 2”, “Study-picture in C major”; Shostakovich “Piano Trio No. 2″; Weinberg Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 136bis”; Dvořák, Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81″.
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