DSCH – Shostakovich Ensemble presents “CROSSINGS: Classical Music, Folk & Jazz”
On the 28th November 2019, at Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, DSCH – Shostakovich Ensemble presented the concert "CROSSINGS: Classical Music, Folk & Jazz", dedicated to the crossovers between classical music and other types of music, such as popular music and jazz.
On this occasion, DSCH will present themselves on this occasion in the form of a trio – violin, clarinet and piano – a formation that attracted the attention of some of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, such as Stravinsky, Bartók, Berg, Ives, etc. This combination of instruments provides an enormous tonal quality and eclecticism to the music that is played, and, beyond the world of classical music, it is a common formation for playing the popular Jewish music “klezmer”, which also influenced jazz.

The concert program begins by presenting three of the main 'classic' trios for this lineup: Béla Bartók's 'Contrasts', masterpiece by the Hungarian composer, commissioned by the famous jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman, the 'King of Swing', and which includes themes and dances of Hungarian and Romanian popular origin; Stravinsky's Trio from “The Soldier’s Tale”, iconic work of the end of World War I; and the inspired Khachaturian trio with melodies and rhythms from Armenia and Uzbekistan.

The 2nd half of the concert opens with the premiere of “Aleppo”, by Luis Tinoco, laureate of the DSCH - Schostakovich Ensemble 2019 Composition Prize, inspired by various colorful fonts, with special emphasis on Middle Eastern music, resulting in a tribute to those who cross the Mediterranean Sea daily, fleeing conflicts and the most diverse adversities. Here are three works that also reflect the theme of crossovers between various musical genres: a suite of pieces arranged by Heifetz for the Violin and Piano Duo of Gershwin's “Porgy and Bess” opera, a masterpiece that uses jazz and folk in the classic music; the brilliant Poulenc Sonatra for Clarinet and Piano, which was also commissioned by Benny Goodman and has influences from blues and jazz; and to end in a party atmosphere ... "The Klzemer Wedding" by Canadian composer Glick.


For this concert, pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, founder and artistic director of DSCH - Schostakovich Ensemble, two of the Ensemble's most emblematic musicians, Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek and French clarinetist Pascal Moraguès.


November 28th 2019 | 7PM | Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa

DSCH – Schostakovich Ensemble

Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro Piano and Artistic Direction
Pascal Moraguès Clarinet
Corey Cerovsek Violin
Igor Stravinsky Suite from The Soldier's Tale
Aram Khachaturian Trio
Béla Bartók Contrasts
Luís Tinoco Aleppo (world premiere)
George Gershwin Suite from Porgy and Bess for violin and piano: Summertime / Bess, You Is My Woman Now / It Ain't Necessarily So
Francis Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and piano
Srul Irving Glick The klezmer's wedding

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