Accordionist Stas Venglevski's Classical Side
'Music From Almost Yesterday' highlights Milwaukee master
Venglevski's works include original compositions spanning a range of classical and ethnic influences. In addition to his homeland, he has toured Western Europe, Canada and the United States, and worked with Doc Severinsen, Steve Allen and Garrison Keillor. He's been a local treasure since moving to Milwaukee after the Soviet Union dissolved.
For his upcoming concert, as part of the "Music From Almost Yesterday" series, Venglevski will be supported by Mikhail Litvin on mandolin, Dana McCormick on piano and Roza Borisova on cello. The program will include an international repertory of chamber music for bayan, with a world premiere of "Suite for Mandolin and Accordion" by UW-Milwaukee music professor Yehuda Yannay.
The concert will be held 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at Recital Hall of UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts (2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.).