Shostakovich Unveiled

Dates: March 25, 2021

Meets: Thurs. from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

Location: Online Presentation

Registration Fee: $0.00

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at MSU, MSU School of Music and MSU Alumni Foundation are proud to present a university collaboration of "Prelude and Performance: Shostakovich Unveiled."

In this Preludes and Performances program, the audience will enjoy a pre-recorded performance and demonstration and live discussion of the demonic Scherzo from Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century whose inventive harmonic language and compositions under Stalin are fascinating. The performance component will feature violinist Cade Fiddaman, a sophomore in the School of Music at MSU. Lori Rosolowsky, a collaborative pianist, educator, singer-songwriter and founder/owner of Open Sky Artists, will perform the orchestral part on piano.

Fiddaman and Rosolowsky will give listeners a behind-the-scenes tour of what to listen for and share fun anecdotes about their journey learning and performing this piece together. The event will be moderated by Michaela Bader, director of development at the MSU Alumni Foundation, and will include a lively Q&A.

Registration for this event closes one hour prior to the event start time.

Fee:   $0.00

Online Presentation

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Cade Fiddaman

Cade Fiddaman is a student in the MSU Honors College with a double major in music and mechanical engineering with an aerospace minor. He has won every competition he has entered this academic year, including the 2020 MSU Concerto Competition and the 2021 MASO Young Artists Competition. As a result of these successes, he will be featured as soloist with various Montana symphonies in 2021-2022. After winning both the 2020 Music Teachers National Association State and Northwest Regional Competitions, Fiddaman and Lori Rosolowsky await the results of their National MTNA competition. Born and raised in Bozeman, Fiddaman was home-schooled from an early age and has studied violin with Samuel Park and Carrie Krause, among others, before joining the studio of Angella Ahn at MSU, who has mentored him on this work. At sixteen, he joined the Bozeman Symphony and has played in classical concerts around Montana for fundraisers and other community events. Now a member of the MSU Symphony, Cade is interested in a variety of styles and also plays Celtic fiddle for several groups around Bozeman.


Lori Rosolowsky

Lori Rosolowsky owns Open Sky Artists, a performing artist management and consulting firm that champions independent creatives and arts institutions to advance their goals. She earned a bachelor's degree at Oberlin College, a Ph.D. at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) and worked as an environmental scientist before returning to her first love: music. Rosolowsky and her husband Mark are both active members of OLLI at MSU and she chairs the Preludes and Performances series.


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