Cellist Natalia Gutman to Make U.S. Tour Next Month

Classic Arts News   Cellist Natalia Gutman to Make U.S. Tour Next Month
Russian cellist Natalia Gutman will travel to the United States next month for a five-city tour.

The tour begins at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on January 22 before moving to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the North Shore Center in Skokie, Illinois, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. It ends at Alice Tully Hall in New York on January 28.

Gutman performs with violinist Slava Moroz (her son) and pianist Dmitri Shteinberg. The program includes Bach's Third Solo Cello Suite, Brahm's Trio No. 3, Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, and Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2.

Gutman first performed in the United States in 1969, when she appeared with Leopold Stokowski and the American Symphony Orchestra. Shortly thereafter, Soviet authorities forbid her to travel, possibly because she defended cellist Misha Maisky, another target of the government.

After nine years of restricted travel, Gutman began to perform in Europe. She returned to the United States in 1986, and is now seen regularly around the world.

A complete schedule for the tour is below.

January 22, 7 p.m.: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
January 24, 7:30 p.m.: Terrance Theatre, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
January 26, 7:30 p.m.: North Shore Center, Skokie, IL
January 27, 7:30 p.m.: Perelman Theatre, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
January 28, 8 p.m.: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

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