Earl Travis

Bass

Performances with the RNO

September 2011

In Russia

13 Tue

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Gershwin
I Got Rhythm
What is This Thing Called Love?
Rhapsody in Blue
Djangirov
Iris
Conductor:

Mikhail Tatarnikov

Guest Artists:

Eldar Djangirov Trio, Jazz trio

Todd Strait, Drums

Earl Travis, Bass

Maxim Rubtsov, Flute

Vladislav Lavrik, Trumpet

2011 RNO Grand Festival

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace