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.
Susana Poretsky - mezzo-soprano,
Grigory Soloviov - bass,
Russian Trio - domra, bayan, contrabass-balalaika,
Anna Kusner - guitar,
Vera Danchenko-Stern - piano.

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

Dear Patrons,
With a great pain and sadness, we learned of the sudden death of our beloved artist, 41-year-old bayanist/accordionist, 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 kindest 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 for $195 include an exclusive
pre-concert champagne reception,
" Queen of Spades" table for 10 is offered for $2,500,
" Ace of Hearts" table for 12 is offered for $3,500
includes all the above plus surprises.
Dress code: Black tie optional, suggested colors are


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Annandale, VA 22003

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