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Past Concerts - 2009


March: Parallels and Crossings III: Sacred and Earthly Love

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The third concert in our Parallels and Crossings series. The series explores music by composers of different time periods and nations, connected by a common theme.

Kaleidoscope-like, the first part of our program displays changing interpretations of the biblical Song of Songs, from the Italian Renaissance and early German Baroque periods to the simple dance of a contemporary wedding song. Present-day American, English, and Russian composers represent the diversity of music inspired by this ancient text, both its romantic aspects and its religious ones. We will perform Schütz's Ich beschwöre euch, ihr Töchter zu Jerusalem (Dialogus), I am the Rose of Sharon by Billings, as well as compositions by Jim Clements and Lee Kesselman.

The second part of the program continues the theme of compassionate love, featuring music by two contemporary Siberian composers, Yuri Ashepkov and Yuri Yukechev, with whom the group has a rich connection and is uniquely suited and proud to present their works to an American audience. Ashepkov's Panorama for choir and sitar (American premiere) is a setting of text from the Dhammapada (sung in Pali), adding traditional Indian raga. Yukechev's Epistle for chorus and cello (World premiere) is written in the classical Russian choral tradition and was commissioned by RCCNY for this concert.

June: A Celebration of Russian Folk Song

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Russian Concerto (selections)
arr. Valery Kalistratov
Kak Ponije Sela Lyskova (Below Liskovo Village)
U vo Kl'uchika (By the Little Stream)
Tanya, Tanyusha
V Malen'kov Svetyolke (In a Garret)
arr. Kachanov
arr. Kolovsky
Odnozvuchno Gremit Kolokol'chik (Monotonously Rings the Bell)
arr. Kachanov
Vot Mchitsa Troyka Udalaya  (Here Three Daring Horses Rushing)
arr. Kachanov
Vniz po Matushke po Volge (Down the Mother-Volga River)
arr. Kachanov
Seleznyushka (Little Drake)
Authentic Peasant Song
Authentic Peasant Song
Oy, Po Dorojechke    (Oh, On the Little Road)
Authentic Peasant Song
Oi, Chei To Kon' (Oh, Somebody's Horse)
Authentic Peasant Song
Four Russian Songs
Zakhar Blyaher
V Syrom Boru Tropina (The Path in the Damp Wood)
Sronila Kolechko (I Dropped the Little Ring)
Zvonili Zvony (The Bells were Ringing)
Pribautki (Droll Sayings)



December: Russian Treasures: Highlights From Our 25-Year History

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Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Gladsome Light
Cherubic Hymn
Troparion of the Nativity; Wonderful Mystery; Christ is Born
Three Sacred Hymns
Theotokos, Ever-Vigilant in Prayer; We Hymn Thee
Cantata: Nature and Love
Three Poems by Pushkin
Little Dawn
Four Russian Folk Songs

Hanna Golodinskii, Silvie Jensen, Eileen Bernstein, soloists
Michael Zeiger, piano

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