Vera Danchenko-Stern, Founder and Artistic Director


Tchaikovsky Meets Pushkin a Grand Success

The packed house at La Maison Française gave a standing ovation to the performers at the Russian Chamber Art Society’s Oct. 20 gala season-opening concert, featuring highlights from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin — sung in Russian and interspersed with readings from a translation of Pushkin's original novel-in-verse.


“Nothing quite matches the job that the Russian Chamber Art Society pulled off last Thursday evening in a concert presentation of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for sheer genuineness of purpose and immediacy of performance impact for the audience,” wrote David Rohde in DCMetroTheaterArts.


Praise for the singers… 

As Tatyana: “Lyric soprano Yana Eminova was up to the challenge. Ms. Eminova has a luminous voice.”

As Olga: “[Magdalena Wor] expanded her familiar rich and chocolately mezzo tone to some very effective leaps to higher ranges.”

As Lensky: “Timur Bekbosunov... practically defines the word ‘eclectic’ in his interests in opera, pop and experimental music.”

As Onegin: “[Timothy] Mix’s baritone combines a fundamentally round tone with a pleasing and charterful slight grain that lends an unusual impression of full credibility.”

Praise for the narrator…

[Rick] Foucheux rode perfectly along with the joys, uncertainties and sorrows of the characters’ movements from youth to maturity.”

To read the complete review please click here

                                                 The season continues with:
                                   Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm
                               La Maison Française, the  Embassy of France
                               4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007
                          Lori Phillips, soprano - Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano
                                Vera Danchenko-Stern - Genadi Zagor, piano    
This program is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.
The Russian Chamber Art Society presents internationally acclaimed singers, the sisters Lori Phillips (soprano) and Mary Phillips (mezzo-soprano), in a unique and delightful program of duets by Glinka, Arensky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gretchaninov, and Tchaikovsky. Vera Danchenko-Stern and Genady Zagor will share the stage with piano duos.
Tickets are $55, including wine and dessert reception with the artists. For more information, please call 

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The Russian Chamber Art Society
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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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