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


Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
 The Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW


The evening of Old Russian, Gypsy (Romani) and folk songs of passion, longing and love. The cast includes Susana Poretsky, soprano, Grigory Soloviov, bass, Russian Trio, Anna Kusner, guitar, Genadi Zagor, piano and Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano.

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

Dear Patrons,
With a great pain and sadness we learned of sadden death of our beloved artist, 41 year old bayanist/accordeonist, Alexander Sevastian. He tragically died from massive heart attack during his concert tour in Mexico last month. It is impossible to believe that we will never hear him again. Alexander was scheduled to perform with us on our April 27th concert and he will be greatly missed. He will always be remembered as "Paganini on Accordion" as well as the most kind soul I have ever met.
Vera Danchenko-Stern


At this gala dinner and performance, highlights of Tchaikovsky's 1890 masterpiece, "The Queen of Spades," will be sung in Russian by soprano, Jennifer Casey Cabot as Lisa, tenor,Viktor Antipenko as Hermann, mezzo-soprano, Susana Poretsky as The Countess, and mezzo-soprano, Monika Krajewska as Polina, interspersed with English narration of Pushkin's novel by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company member Rick Foucheux. Accompanying them will be pianists Genadi Zagor and Vera Danchenko-Stern, RCAS founder and artistic director.  
General admission of $150 includes the performance and a dinner buffet with wine and dessert. VIP tickets of $195 also include an exclusive pre-concert champagne reception," Queen of Spades" table for 10 is offered for $2500, and" Ace of Hearts" table for 12 is offered for $3500 include all the above plus surprises.
Dress code: Black tie optional, suggested colors are black, red and gold.


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Annandale, VA 22003

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