Worldwide harmony

Accomplished musical artists and styles from around the world will perform in the Northeast this fall.

Music to your ears: The Multicultural Arts Exchange and Shaare Shamayim Cultural Center will present a season of live musical performances this fall including Aleksey Alexandrov and Ekaterina Sklyar (pictureabove). Photo: Multicultural Arts Exchange

The Multicultural Arts Exchange and Shaare Shamayim Cultural Center are partnering to present an eclectic season of live, professional musical performances this fall featuring accomplished artists and styles from around the world.

Following a successful opening concert earlier this month with the Valery Ponomarev Quintet, the remaining portion of the series will open on Sunday, Sept. 10, with Aleksey Alexandrov and Ekaterina Sklyar presenting “From Baroque to Bluegrass” at 5 p.m. The Shaare Shamayim Cultural Center is at 9768 Verree Road.

Alexandrov and Sklyar are prize-winning virtuosos of the domra, a Russian folk instrument with a rich and diverse literature, and are masters of the American-style mandolin. They will draw on classical and jazz traditions and melodies, including classical and contemporary pieces and their own compositions.

On Monday, Oct. 16, Adam C. J. Klein the Polysynthetic Artist will present “Music from Planet Earth” at 6 p.m. Klein sings beautiful and compelling songs from around the globe while accompanying himself on his handmade instruments. He draws on styles originating in the British Isles, Eastern Europe, West Africa, Central Asia, Japan and the U.S. Klein is a veteran of the Multicultural Arts Exchange’s annual series, having performed in last year’s Three Tenors program, dedicated to Mario Lanza.

Martin Soderberg will present “In Search of El Dorado” on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. The Swedish-Spanish musician has been performing since age 12 when he made his recital debut in Las Palmas, Spain. He won first prize in the 1985 Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition in Zaragoza, Spain, and has performed extensively in Europe, Central America, South America, Asia, Canada and the U.S. He is also known as a brilliant storyteller, so audiences should prepare to become full engaged in his show.

Finally, on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m., The Drozdoff Society will present “Reflections on the Music of the Russian Exodus: Vladimir Drozdoff.” Born in 1882 in Saratov, Russia, Drozdoff was one of the most prominent students of pianist and teacher Anna Esipova, as well as composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. “Reflections” is an 80-minute narrated program written and directed by the Society’s co-founder, George Borisov. The program explores Drozdoff’s legacy through performances by a company of musicians including pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov and soprano Hanna Golodinskii. This program is dedicated to exploring the influence of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution on the culture of the West.

Individual tickets and season packages are available by calling 855–594–8414, Ext. 007. Visit the Multicultural Arts Exchange page on Facebook for information. ••