Vera Danchenko-Stern, founder of the Russian Chamber Art Society

It is with great sadness that we at the Russian Chamber Art Society (RCAS) learned the news about the death of Dmitry Hvorostovsky. For the past eleven years, the RCAS was honored to have Maestro Hvorostovsky's name as our Distinguished Patron. Dmitry Hvorostovsky was not only a great opera star, but also, a brilliant performer of the Classical Russian Romance, a very little-known musical genre in the United States. His premiere of Georgy Sviridov's cycle "Russia Cast Adrift," which is dedicated to him, was an unforgettable musical and emotional experience at the Washington's Kennedy Center. I was fortunate to be personally acquainted with him, and we've even had some wonderful conversations about Russian diction in singing. We, at the RCAS are committed to continuing the great musical tradition of bringing the Russian chamber vocal repertoire to the American audiences.    

Vera Danchenko Stern
Artistic Director
Russian Chamber Art Society


Friday, February 23, 2018 


Soprano Natalie Conte, mezzo-soprano Monika Krajewska baritone Timothy Mix and bass Denis Sedov will perform arias from Russian operas inspired by fairy tales, including Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila,” Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Snow Maiden.”

General  admission of  $55 includes the concert and wine and dessert reception with the artists.

Friday, April 27, 2018


RCAS’s 2017-18 season will close with an evening of Old Russian, Gypsy (Romani) and folk songs of passion, longing and love. The cast includes Inna Dukach, soprano, Grigory Soloviov, bass, Russian Trio and Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano.

General  admission of  $55 includes the concert and wine and dessert reception with the artists.

All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW.



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Annandale, VA 22003

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Conversation with P.I.Tchaikovsky at Castleton Festival, March 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce that our founder and artistic director, Vera Danchenko-Stern, has been named a Professional Woman of the Year for 2014-2015 and accorded VIP status by the National Association of Professional Women. We are thrilled to join in recognizing Vera for her outstanding leadership and commitment to her profession!
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