October 27, 2000
PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Margarita Shevchenko, who is described by one critic as “a musician to cherish,” will perform at Plymouth State College at 8 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 9 under the auspices of the Silver Series for the Performing Arts.
Since her first concert at age seven, Shevchenko has wowed audiences from her native Russia to New York’s Lincoln Center. She is the winner of numerous awards, including the International Chopin Competition and the Arthur Rubinstein International Competition in Israel.
The program for the Plymouth concert includes Sonata in A major, Opus 120 by Franz Schubert, Four Pieces for Piano, Opus 119 by Johannes Brahms, and 24 Preludes, Opus 28 by Frederic Chopin.
A graduate of Moscow State Conservatory, Shevchenko received a scholarship for advanced study with Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institution of Music. She has performed with orchestras in Poland, Russia, South Africa, Israel, Japan, Germany, Moroccco, and France.
Ms. Shevchenko has recorded two compact discs, including her latest all-Schubert work, on the Master Musicians label.
Tickets for the performance are $12. Call the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office at 603-535-ARTS or 1-800-779-3869 for tickets and information. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday (10 a.m .- 7 p.m. on Thursday). If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please call in advance.