Vera Danchenko-Stern, Founder and Artistic Director


                                                 THE SEASON CONTINUES WITH:

Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

La Maison Française, the Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007


Music by Gliere, Medtner, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tcherepnin

Featuring Inna Dukach, soprano, Kevin Wetzel, baritone, Emil Chudnovsky, violin, Vera Danchenko-Stern and Azamat Sydykov, 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 Inna Dukach.     

Please note that there has been a change of artists for "Famous Contemporaries," the Russian Chamber Art Society's Feb. 24 concert at the Embassy of France. 

Due to scheduling conflicts, Russian American soprano Inna Dukach will replace Jennifer Gliere and Kyrgyz pianist Azamat Sydykov will replace Genadi Zagor.

Dukach, a graduate of Smith College and New York's Mannes School of Music, has sung with opera companies in the U.S. and overseas, including multiple appearances with New York City Opera. Sydykov, who made his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014, is a Moscow Conservatory graduate who later earned a diploma at Mannes.

A highlight of the revised program will be the Washington premiere, by Dukach and Sydykov, of Alexander Tcherepnin's opus 16 song cycle, set to poems by Sergey Gorodetsky. The work was written just after the Russian Revolution, when Tcherepnin's family left St. Petersburg for Tbilisi, then Paris. An innovative composer who worked with non-traditional scales and devised his own (one has became known as the "Tcherepnin scale"), Tcherepnin moved to the United States after World War II and died in Paris in 1977. 

In addition, Dukach will sing several songs by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 


Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

La Maison Française, the Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007


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.

Tickets are $55, including wine and dessert reception with the artists. For more information, please call 

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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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