World renowned violinist to play in Clarksville

The Clarksville Community Players and V.E.T.S., Inc. will host an unforgettable evening of music Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarksville Fine Arts Center.

This free concert will feature world renowned violinist Natasha Korsakova accompanied on piano by  maestro and artistic director of the Carolina Philharmonic and Orchestra 2100 David Micheal Wolff.

Musical selections for this not to be missed event will include favorites from TV, stage and film, pieces composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Henri Vieuxtemps, Pablo de Sarasate and George Gershwin.

Korsakova is a descendant of the famous composer Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov, was the first musician to receive the “Russian Muse” prize and was the “Artist of the Year” in Chile in 1998. In 2004, for the 15th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, she performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto in Berlin.

Korsakova has played for a Pope and presidents around the world. The accomplished virtuoso speaks five languages and was born into a musical family with a father who was a world acclaimed violinist and a mother who is a world class pianist  in Moscow.

Korsakova began to play the piano at the age of 3 and violin at the age of 5.

Wolff is now in his seventh season as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Carolina Philharmonic. He also serves as Principle Conductor for Orchestra 2100 of Washington, D.C.

His orchestras have toured the world from China to Carnegie Hall in NYC. Wolff has played for former President Clinton and foreign dignitaries as well as at the U.S. Open. At age 12 he made his orchestral debut as piano soloist and entered college at 15 to study Romance languages and piano performance. One of Wolff’s numerous awards in international competitions include the grand prize in the Naomi Management International Competition in New York City. Among his accomplishments as a musician and conductor, Wolff is a composer, published author and has collaborated on projects with famed ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and choreographer Ruth Davidson Hahn. Wolff is also fluent in five languages.

Jim and Mona Moody with V.E.T.S., Inc. pitched the idea to the Clarksville Community Players with the concept of co-hosting a free concert for the residents of Southside Virginia to share their love of the Clarksville Fine Arts Center, music and the arts with the residents of Southside Virginia and the surrounding area. With the contributions of the Moodys and the Clarksville Players,  further support has been offered by Orchestra 2100 of Washington, D.C. and Steinway Piano Gallery of Tysons Corner (which has graciously loaned the use of a Steinway piano for the concert).

This concert will be an opportunity for entire families to experience classical music together live on the Clarksville Fine Arts stage for the first time. This free concert will be general admission seating and first come, first serve, so those attending will want to get there early.  Doors will open one hour prior to the concert. There will be no solicitation at this concert, however the Clarksville Players are spearheading an effort to renovate and preserve the Fine Arts Center so any donations are appreciated.

For more info on this free concert call (434) 374-0058 or visit clarksvilleplayers.webs.com.