Three generations of Sitkovetsky’s: a historic reunion

I recently attended a concert of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (April 1), not knowing that it would be a historical event. Music Director Dmitri Sitkovetsky conducted only one number. Otherwise he played violin. The other soloists were his daughter, soprano Julia Sitkovetsky, and his mother, renowned piano virtuosi Bella Davidovich. That much I knew before I arrived. Guest conductor Stuart Malina announced that the concert marked Ms Sitkovetsky’s first performance with a professional orchestra and very likely Mme Davidovich’s last. Julia Sitkovetsky Ms Sitkovetsky is a second-year student at Queen’s College, Oxford. She has a very pleasant voice, which is not yet well enough developed for me, as a brass player, to venture any guesses at the likelihood of her becoming as well known as her father or her grandmother. Because of Mr Mailina’s announcement that Mme Davidovich was probably ending her performing career, I anticipated she might have to be helped on stage. She bounded to the piano as energetically as I have ever seen a soloist enter. I enjoyed Mr Sitkovetsky’s performances as always. My intention in this post, though, is not to review the performances, but to comment on the repertoire. With music by Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi, … Continue reading Three generations of Sitkovetsky’s: a historic reunion