PAST CONCERTS

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm

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

RUSSIANS IN PARIS

Tribute to Feodor Shaliapin, Pauline Viardot, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky

Jennifer Casey-Cabot - soprano
Denis Sedov - bass
Emil Chudnovsky - violin

Genadi Zagor - piano
Vera Danchenko-Stern - piano

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

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

FAMOUS CONTEMPORARIES

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

Inna Dukach - soprano
Kevin Wetzel - baritone 

Emil Chudnovsky - violin 
Vera Danchenko-Stern - piano 
Azamat Sydykov - piano 

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December 8, 2016

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

Enchanted Evening Of Vocal & Piano
 Duets
                                       

         
Lori Phillips - soprano  
Mary Phillips - mezzo-soprano
    Vera Danchenko-Stern - piano
Genadi Zagor - piano    

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October 20, 2016

La Maison Française, Embassy of France

11th Season Gala Opening: "Opera magic: Tchaikovsky meets Pushkin",

highlights from "Eugene Onegin"

Yana Eminova - Soprano
Magdalena Wor - Mezzo-soprano

Timur - Tenor
Timothy Mix - Baritone
Vera Danchenko-Stern - Piano

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April 29, 2016 at 7.30 pm

The Embassy of Austria

"...Tender tears and love and life" 
Songs by Mikhail Glinka, Anton Arensky, Alexander Glazunov, Sergey Taneyev and Sergey Rachmaninov
Zhanna Alkhazova - Soprano
Susana Poretsky - Mezzo-Soprano
Viktor Antipenko - Tenor
Vera Danchenko-Stern - Piano
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February 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm
The Embassy of Austria
The "Silver Age" of Russian poetry in music 
Songs by Sergey Prokofiev,Sergey Slonimsky and Georgi Sviridov (Celebrating 100 Anniversary of his Birthday)
Jasmina Halimic - Soprano
Timur Bekbosunov - Tenor
Kevin Wetzel - Baritone
Vera Danchenko-Stern - Piano
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December 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Embassy of Austria
Tribute to Shostakovich
 
Jennifer Casey Cabot - Soprano
Magdalena Wor - Mezzo-Soprano
Nikita Storojev - Bass
Nadia David - Cello
Tatiana Storojev - Piano
Victor Danchenko - Violin
Vera Danchenko-Stern - Piano
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October 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Embassy of Austria
Tenth anniversary Gala 
Classic romances by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Rachmaninoff, as well as 20th-century songs by Georgy Sviridov, Rodion Shchedrin, and Valery Gavrilin
Jennifer Casey Cabot
 - Soprano
Magdalena Wor - Mezzo-Soprano
Nils Neubert - Tenor
Timothy Mix - Baritone
Grigory Soloviov - Bass
Victor Danchenko - Violin
Julian Milkis - Clarinet
Tamara Volskaya - Domra
Anatoly Trofimov - Accordion
Vera Danchenko-Stern - Piano

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April 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Embassy of Austria
From Moscow to Hollywood - Songs from the Movies
Carmen Balthrop - Soprano
Timothy Mix - Baritone
Genadi Zagor - Piano
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February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm 
The Embassy of Austria
Ballades, Fantasies, and Satires
Natalia Kraevsky - Soprano
Grigory Soloviov - Bass
Alexander Shtarkman - Piano
Vera Danchenko-Stern - Piano
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December 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm -  Holiday Concert
The Embassy of Austria
Tchaikovsky is Forever: operatic arias and romances
Natalie Conte - Soprano
Susana Poretsky - Mezzo Soprano
Viktor Antipenko - Tenor
Victor Danchenko - Violin
Alexander Shtarkman - Piano
Vera Danchenko-Stern - Piano
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Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:45 pm - Gala Opening Night
The Embassy of Austria
Russian Kaleidoscope
Yana Eminova - Soprano
Magdalena Wor - Mezzo Soprano
Julian Milkis - Clarinet
Serge Khrichenko - Guitar
Vera Danchenko-Stern - Piano

 

 

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Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 pm

The Embassy of Austria

3524 International Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C.20006
Pushkin in Music
Music by A.Rubinstein, N.Medtner, G.Sviridov, S.Prokofiev, D Shostakovich
Yana Eminova, soprano
Carl Ratner, baritone
Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano
Floyd King, narrator

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Sunday, March 16, 2014, 6:30pm
National Gallery of Art
An Entrancing Evening of Vocal and Piano Duets

Music by A.Arensky, P.I.Tchaikovsky, S.Rachmaninov and V.Gavrilin

Irina Mozyleva, soprano
Magdalena Wor, mezzo-soprano
Genadi Zagor, piano
Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano
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Friday, February 14, 2014, 7:30 pm 

Embassy of Austria

3524 International Court, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20006

Musical Valentine

Music by Russian Composers of the 1930's-1960's

Irina Mozyleva, soprano
Alexander Sevastian, accordion
Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano

"Tonight's performance was truly delightful.  We look forward to more glorious Russian repertoire!" 
Dawn Levy
"It was a pleasure listening to the wonderful sounds of your music.  I look forward to hearing you play again."   
Candace Kelley

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Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

Embassy of Austria

3524 International Court, N.W.

Washington, D.C.20006
 
Russian Bel Canto
 
Music by: Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff

 
Nils Neubert, tenor
Timothy Mix, baritone
Julian Milkis, clarinet
Donald Shore, bassoon
Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano

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Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30 pm

Embassy of the Russian Federation

2650 Wisconsin Ave.,N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007 

OPENING NIGHT GALA 2013-14

Russian Virtuosi
 
Katherine Keem, soprano
Genadi Zagor, piano
Alexander Sevastian, accordion
Yuri Gorodetski, tenor
Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano
 
Click here to view the photographs from the concert
 
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Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 3.00 pm

Katzen Arts Center at American University
4400 Massachussetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016

Russian Bel Canto

Works by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, performed by: Nils Neubert, tenor, Julian Milkis, clarinet, Donald Shore, bassoon, and Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano.

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Sunday, March 17th, 2013, at 3.00 pm

Katzen Arts Center at American University
4400 Massachussetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016

Legacy of Russian Jewish Composers

Music by Russian Jewish composers of the 20th century, featuring Susana Poretsky, mezzo-soprano, Mikhail Manevich, tenor, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, Victor Danchenko, violin, Julian Milkis, clarinet.

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Friday, November 16, 2012, at 7.30 pm

Cultural Forum, Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008

From Vienna to Moscow

Soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot and pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern will present the “crème de la crème ” of lieder by Austrian composers Hugo Wolf and Josef Marx, and art songs by Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninov and Sergei Prokofiev.

Please click here to view the video footage of the concert.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 7.30 pm

Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere

1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209
 
Night at the Palace of Catherine the Great in St Petersburg

 

In a first time collaboration, the Russian Chamber Art Society, with Vera Danchenko-Stern at the piano, will join the National Chamber Ensemble and outstanding singers to present a concert featuring works by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and more, bringing back the beauty and grandeur of musical life in St Petersburg. The concert will feature Anton Belov, baritone, and Yana Eminova, soprano.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012, at 6.30 pm

Embassy of the Russian Federation – Golden Hall
2650 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007

Russians at times of War and Peace

Celebration of the Russian victory over the Napoleonic army in 1812

Arias from Russian epic operas: Life for the Tsar by Mikhail Glinka, Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin, Alexander Nevsky and War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev, with Oksana Krovytska, soprano, Galina Ivannikova, mezzo-soprano, Timothy Mix, baritone, Nikita Storojev, bass, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, Ted van Griethuysen, narrator, Solomon Volkov, script writer.

Click on the following links to view the video footage of the recital:

Oksana Krovytska, Natasha Rostova's aria from "War and peace" by S. Prokofiev

Galina Ivannikova, Konchakovna's aria from "Prince Igor" by A. Borodin

Timothy Mix, Prince Igor's aria from "Prince Igor" by A. Borodin

Timothy Mix, Andrey Bolkonsky's aria from "War and peace" by S. Prokofiev

Timothy Mix, Napoleon's aria from "War and peace" by S. Prokofiev

Nikita Storojev, Khan Konchak's aria from "Prince Igor" by A. Borodin

Nikita Storojev, Kutuzov's aria from "War and peace" by S. Prokofiev

Click here to view the photographs from the gala evening

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Cultural Forum, Austrian Embassy,
 Washington, DC

Twilight Rapture: Evening of Vocal and Piano Duets

Featuring Irina Mozyleva, soprano, Audrey Babcock, mezzo-soprano,

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, Genadi Zagor, piano.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Krieger Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

Rockville, MD

Forgotten Melodies

Featuring Susana Poretsky, mezzo-soprano, Tamara Volskaya, domra,

Anatoly Trofimov, bayan, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Golden Hall, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington, D.C.

Parade of Russian Music

Featuring Susan Cox and Dimitar Petrov, dancers, Jennifer Casey Cabot, soprano,

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, Victor Danchenko, violin, Susana Poretsky, mezzo-soprano,

Michael Sheppard, piano, Tamara Volskaya, domra, Anatoly Trofimov, bayan.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Legacy of Russian-Jewish Composers

Featuring Irena Altshul, mezzo-soprano, Victor Danchenko, violin,

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, Mikhail Manevich, tenor, Julian Milkis, clarinet.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Bechstein Piano Center, New York, N.Y.

Russian Quilt

Featuring Yana Eminova, soprano, Kevin Wetzel, baritone,

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C.

Songs of Passion and Love

Featuring Jesus Suaste, baritone, Olga Makarina, soprano, Yelena Kurdina, piano

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cultural Forum, Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C.

Russian Fairy Tale Operas

Featuring Irina Mozyleva, soprano, Magdalena Wor, mezzo-soprano,

Anton Belov, baritone, Grigory Soloviov, bass, Artur Aksenov, piano,

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, Emil Chudnovsky, violin, Steven Mazzola, narrator

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Monday, November 24, 2008

The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA

Tribute to Three Giants

Featuring Irina Rindzuner, soprano, Kreshnik Zhabjaku, baritone,

Inna Leytush, piano.

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA

Rising Stars From Russia

Featuring Olesya Petrova, mezzo-soprano, Roman Burdenko, baritone,

Stanislav Leontiev, tenor, Elena Gaudasinskaya, piano

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Russian Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.

Rising Stars from Russia

Featuring Olesya Petrova, mezzo-soprano, Roman Burdenko, baritone,

Stanislav Leontiev, tenor, Elena Gaudasinskaya, piano

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Krieger Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD

Those were the Days

Featuring Mikhail Svetlov, bass, Tamara Volskaya, domra,

Anatoly Trofimov, bayan, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano

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Friday, September 28, 2007

The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA

The enchanting evening of vocal and piano duets

Featuring Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano,

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano, Alla Zacarelli, piano

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Krieger Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD

Voices of Spring

Featuring Susana Poretsky, mezzo-soprano, Jose Sacin, tenor,

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

La Maison Francaise, Embassy of France, Washington, D.C.

Tribute to Feodor Chaliapine

Featuring Sergey Leiferkus, bass, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Krieger Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD

Old Russian Romances and Gypsy Songs

Featuring Irina Mozyleva, soprano, Nikita Storojev, bass, Tatiana Stepanova, piano

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA

The Turbulent 20th Century

Featuring Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano, Irina Mozyleva, soprano,

Kevin Wetzel, baritone, Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano.

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA

The Mighty Five

Featuring Galina Sashnovskaya, soprano, Timothy Mix, baritone,

Tamara Sanikidze, piano, Mikhail Yanovitsky, piano.

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Sunday, February 5, 2006

The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA

Inaugural Concert of Masterpieces of Russian Vocal Music Series

Anthology of Russian Romance

Featuring Medea Namoradze, soprano, Mikhail Svetlov, bass,

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano