August 31, 2016


Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Yuriy Bekker and Andrew Armstrong
CD Release Recital and Party

CSO Concertmaster and Principal Pops Conductor Yuriy Bekker will be joined by renowned pianist Andrew Armstrong in a recital celebrating their recently released CD, "Twentieth Century Duos". They will perform selections from the CD, which are some of the most beautiful and rarely-performed works of the twentieth century by Erich Korngold and Aaron Copland. Signed CD's will be available at a reception following the recital.

Bekker says of the album, “The idea for this project finally came to fruition with the help of the rare 1686 Ex-Nachez Stradivarius violin. This is the first sound recording of this violin and I believe these particular selections by Korngold and Copland highlight its most magical qualities.”