Tribute to Tchaikovsky - 180th Anniversary
WHAT: Tribute to Tchaikovsky - 180th Anniversary
WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2019 – 7:30pm - 10pm
WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007
PRICE: General admission: $55
ADD. INFOS: Every attendee must be registered under his/her name. Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy.
Though best known worldwide for his ballets, orchestral works and operas, Tchaikovsky displayed his supreme gift for melody in more than 100 Russian art songs or “romances.” Exceptional young lyric tenor Fanyong Du, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Odessa National Academy of Music in Ukraine, will perform a selection of Tchaikovsky’s most exquisite romances with pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern, RCAS founder and artistic director. Also, violinist Katya Poplyansky, recently a Rebanks Fellow at Canada’s Royal Conservatory; cellist Souren Bagratuni, silver medalist in the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition; and pianist Alexander Shtarkman, faculty artist at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory, will play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, “a la mémoire d’un grand artiste,” dedicated to Moscow Conservatory founder Nikolai Rubinstein.
Tickets include the concert and light fare and wine reception with the Artists.
The Russian Chamber Art Society is a nonprofit organization that has been presenting Russia’s rich and rarely heard art-song ("romances") repertoire in the Washington, D.C. area since 2005. This season they are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Moscow Conservatory.