Boston Conservatory at Berklee presents Chamber Series: Russian Giants on November 1

October 23, 2019 Tori Donahue


Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty members from the institution’s Woodwind, Piano, and String departments will kick off the school’s 2019–2020 Center Stage season on November 1 with Chamber Series: Russian Giants, a celebration of three classical music “giants”—Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich—at the Conservatory’s Seully Hall.

Directed by professor of violin Markus Placci, the program will explore three of the composers’ most renowned works. Rachmaninov’s moving Piano Trio Elegiaque No. 1 will open the concert and be performed by Placci (violin), Instructor Aleksandr Poliykov (piano), and special guest Allison Eldredge (cello). Next will be Prokofiev’s unique Overture on Hebrew Themes, op. 34, featuring Placci, Eldredge, Poliykov, Chair of Instrumental Studies Matthew Marist (clarinet), Professor Judith Eissenberg (violin), and Professor Lila Brown (viola). Closing out the night will be Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, op. 57, with Placci, Eissenberg, Brown, Professor Max Levinson (piano), and Professor Rhonda Rider (cello).

“This special performance is a beautiful showcase of our talented Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty members and guest Allison Eldredge,” said Placci. “These ‘Russian giants’ have greatly influenced our artistry, and we look forward to paying tribute to them with our Center Stage performance.”

Tickets for Chamber Series: Russian Giants are $10 to $15, with discounts available. View Boston Conservatory’s 2019–2020 Center Stage lineup at

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