BR Symphony to feature Russian-American violinist _lowres

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik will perform in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's Lamar Chamber Series on Thursday, Jan. 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd.

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Lamar Chamber Series continues with “The Piano Trio,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

The concert, which will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. in downtown Baton Rouge, will feature Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik performing with LSU professional-in-residence Dianne Frazer on piano and Lafayette cellist Molly Goforth.

Kutik was a guest soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra in the 2014-15 season. He will solo in a pairing of piano trios by Dmitri Shostakovich and Johannes Brahms.

The violinist has performed with orchestras worldwide with an old-world sound that communicates a modern intellect. His latest album, “Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures,” features music he found in his family’s suitcase after immigrating to the United States from the Soviet Union. It debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard classical chart.

Kutik regularly partners on compositions with living composers and is an advocate for the Jewish Federations of North America, regularly speaking and performing across the United States to raise awareness and promote the assistance of refugees from around the world.

Tickets are $ 25, adults; $23, seniors; and $6.25, children.

For tickets or information, call (225) 383-0500 or visit brso.org.