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World-Renowned Pianist Vladimir Feltsman to Open Opus 3 Piano Series for Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Russian-born pianist Vladimir Feltsman will open the Opus 3 Piano Series for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit on Saturday, November 14, 2009. He will premiere works by Chopin and Schubert.

Farmington Hills, MI, October 23, 2009 --( Vladimir Feltsman, Piano
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 8:00 PM

Seligman Performing Arts Center
Located on the campus of Detroit Country Day School
22305 West 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills

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Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960
Chopin: 4 Ballades

Unique Features of this Concert/Story Line:

Returning to the Chamber Music Society of Detroit series by popular demand following his extraordinary debut performance on the series in March of 2008, Vladimir Feltsman’s recital opens the Chamber Music Society’s 2009-2010 Opus 3 Piano Series.

Dramatic life story: Born in Moscow, Vladimir Feltsman was one of Russia’s premier pianists until 1979 when, because of his discontent with the restrictions on artistic freedom under the Soviet regime and his subsequent decision to emigrate, Mr. Feltsman was banned from performing in public for several years. Upon his arrival in the United States in 1987, Mr. Feltsman performed his first recital in North America at the White House. That same year, his debut at Carnegie Hall established him as a major pianist on the American and international scene. In 2009-2010, Mr. Feltsman returns to his native Moscow to conduct the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra and to St. Petersburg, performing with Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra.

Chamber Music Society of Detroit will marks its 10th Anniversary of presenting its concert series at Seligman Performing Arts Center with a special presentation on stage.

Pre-Concert Dinner: Bacco Ristorante, with special reduced dinner price for CMSD ticket-holders, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Special Features of Seligman Performing Arts Center

Free Parking
Easy Accessibility
Intimate Chamber Music Venue (seats 724)
Excellent acoustics, Kirkegaard Associates acoustician
Society Café open before the concerts and during intermission with support from Sweet Lorraine’s and Cadillac Coffee

Upcoming Concerts: Chamber Music Society of Detroit 2009-2010 Season

OPUS 9 Series
James Ehnes, Violin
Jon Kimura Parker, Piano
December 5, 2009
Sponsored by Aldingbrooke Terrace & Townhome Rentals, a Beztak Development

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
January 30, 2010

Shanghai Quartet with Yuja Wang, Piano
February 13, 2010
Co-sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Arnold Steinhardt, Violin
Alan Alda, Actor
March 20, 2010
The David and Andrea Page 1797 Concert
Celebrating Music of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Periods

Steven Isserlis, Cello and Dénes Várjon, Piano
March 27, 2010

Richard Goode
April 10, 2010

Parker Quartet
May 22, 2010
Cleveland Quartet Award Concert
Sponsored by Effi P. Weinberg and David R. Weinberg

OPUS 3 Piano SeriesES
Emanuel Ax, Piano
February 6, 2010

Yuja Wang, Piano
May 15, 2010

Ticket Prices

Subscriptions to the Opus 3 Piano Series are still available.
Single tickets to all concerts: $43 - $75*; students $25.

*except tickets for the March 20 concert featuring violinist Arnold Steinhardt & actor Alan Alda, which are $100.

Ticket Purchase Information

By phone: Chamber Music Society of Detroit Ticket Service: 248-855-6070

HOUR Detroit, dbusiness and WRCJ are the media sponsors for the 2009-2010 season.

For further information about the 2009-2010 concert season, please visit the Chamber Music Society of Detroit web site at

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is a non-profit organization committed to presenting the highest quality chamber music performed by musicians of international stature in acoustically outstanding venues. The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is recognized locally, nationally and internationally for the high caliber of its presentations.

Contact Information
Marx Layne
Lauren Herrin

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