Vera Danchenko-Stern, founder of the Russian Chamber Art Society
RESERVE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, FOR THE RCAS OPENING GALA
A Concert Performance of Tchaikovsky's "Queen of Spades" Featuring Denyce Graves
Friday, October 6, 2017
GALA DINNER PEFORMANCE
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Washington-born international star Denyce Graves will make her debut as the Countess in this concert version of Tchaikovsky’s opera “The Queen of Spades,” based on a story by Pushkin. Joining Graves will be soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot as Liza, tenor Viktor Antipenko as Herman and pianists Genadi Zagor and Vera Danchenko-Stern. Highlights of the 1890 masterpiece, sung in Russian, will be interspersed with English narration by actor Rick Foucheux, a Woolly Mammoth company member and George Washington University faculty member.
THE SEASON CONTINUES WITH:
Friday, December 8, 2017
Singers featured in past concerts — among the most exciting performers of Russian vocal music in the United States — will return to the RCAS stage for this musical celebration of RCAS founder and artistic director Vera Danchenko-Stern’s 75th birthday.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Soprano Natalie Conte, mezzo-soprano Monika Krajewska and baritone Timothy Mix will perform arias from Russian operas inspired by fairy tales, including Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila,” Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Snow Maiden.”
Friday, April 27, 2018
RCAS’s 2017-18 season will close with an evening of Old Russian, Gypsy (Romani) and folk songs of passion, longing and love.
All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW.
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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!