Vera Danchenko-Stern, Founder and Artistic Director
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR PATRONS!
What a glorious evening of vocal and piano duets!In DC Metro Theater Arts, Leslie Weisman wrote glowingly...About the singers, Lori and Mary PhillipsClosing the first half of the program, Arensky's "Violet" (op.29, no. 3) offeres the rare pleasure of hearing both singers sustain the same high note in unison, the sound gloriously ringing and rounded, followed by Aleksandr Gretchaninov's "Day Deams," in which first Lori, then Mary hit a climactic top note with stunning clarity and thrilling richness.About the pianists, Vera Danchenko-Stern and Genadi ZagorThis listener found herself inching upward and forward, out of her seat and back again with the music in infinitesimal increments, so electrifying were the explosions and accelerations of Danchenko-Stern's and Zagor's crescendoes and decrescendoes.And about the "exceptional concert" at RCAS's "new French embassy home"It doesn't get much better than that.Click here to read the full review
Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Music by Gliere, Medtner and Rachmaninov
Featuring Jennifer Gliere, soprano, Kevin Wetzel, baritone, Emil Chudnovsky, violin, Vera Danchenko-Stern and Genadi Zagor, piano
Romances in the grand Russian tradition by Reinhold Gliere, Nikolai Medtner and Sergei Rachmaninov, who studied together at the Moscow Conservatory, will be performed by violinist Emil Chudnovsky, baritone Kevin Wetzel and soprano Jennifer Gliere. A great-granddaughter of Reinhold Gliere, Jennifer Gliere, Cincinnati-born and Eastman-trained, met the Moscow-based members of the Gliere family in 2013 during a three-week solo recital tour in Russia.
Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 pm
RUSSIANS IN PARIS
Feodor Shaliapin, Pauline Viardot, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky
Music by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Stravinsky
Featuring Jennifer Casey-Cabot, soprano, Denis Sedov, bass, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano
Concertgoers will visit 19th- and early 20th-century Paris, where musical modernists Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky collaborated with Ballets Russes impresario Sergei Diaghilev. Works made famous in the City of Light by soprano Pauline Viardot and bass Feodor Chaliapine will be performed by Jennifer Casey-Cabot and Denis Sedov.
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Conversation with P.I.Tchaikovsky at Castleton Festival, March 22, 2014