Valery Gergiev To Speak At Musco Center For The Arts

By Francisco Salazar

Valery Gergiev is set to give a talk moderated by Conductor Daniel Wachs, Chapman University Associate Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities, at Musco Center for the Arts.

The talk, which is scheduled for Oct. 20, 2018, will showcase Gergiev speak about his esteemed work and the future of classical music prior to introducing a recital by his mentees, the award-winning opera singers of the Atkins Young Artists Program.

These artists include Dmitry Grigoriev, Vladislav Kupriyanov, Aigul Khismatullina, and Anastasia Schegoleva. They will perform works from Italian and Russian opera arias and Russian romances that form the basis of the classical Mariinsky repertoire. The program’s master coach and advisor, Craig Rutenberg, will accompany the singers on piano.

Richard T. Bryant, Musco Center executive director said in a press release, “Valery Gergiev is an in-demand principal conductor and international arts leader. His strong focus on musicianship and the development of young talent aligns with the vision of Musco Center; we’re working to cultivate and inspire the next generation of performing artists while engaging the university and surrounding communities.”

The talk is scheduled for 3 p.m. while the recital will take place at 4 p.m. at the Musco Center for the arts.