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Past Concerts - 2012

Music without Borders
Russia and Beyond: Armenia and Georgia
May 20 and 22, 2012

From the New Yorker

Rarely performed music by prominent composers Komitas (Armenia), Kancheli (Georgia), and Sviridov (Russia). See Program Notes.

Patarag (Armenian Divine Liturgy, selections), for men's chorus
Komitas (1869-1935)
Concerto to the Memory of A. Yurlov
Georgy Sviridov 1915-1998)
Vesnyanka (Spring Tune), for unaccompanied mixed chorus
Amao Omi (Senseless War), for mixed chorus and saxophones (featuring the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet)
Giya Kancheli (1935- )

Tchaikovsky and his Contemporaries
January 22, 2012

Concert Flyer | New Yorker listing

St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village
Sunday, January 22, 3:30 p.m.
371 Sixth Avenue (between Waverly and Washington Place)

"Tchaikovsky and His Contemporaries" is designed to show the influence Tchaikovsky had on the musical life of his contemporaries. His innovations in Russian sacred and secular music gave a powerful impetus to many subsequent generations of Russian composers.

Tchaikovsky brought to life musical landscapes, including his piano cycle "The Seasons," from which "January" is included in this program. The theme of beauty and love is powerfully expressed in Tchaikovsky's cantata "Nature and Love," which was set to the composer's own text. Patriotism, morality, and compassion in the works of Tchaikovsky echoed in the soul of the young Rachmaninoff. His "Six Choruses for Women's Voices," written in early youth, expresses deep emotion, as well as poetic images of nature, composed with elegance and sophistication.

One of Tchaikovsky's most enthusiastic admirers was his contemporary, Anton Arensky, whose "Three Quartets" for voices and cello is one of the gems of Russian Romantic music.

Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Peter Tchaikovsky
Blessed Are They, Whom Thou Hast Chosen
Peter Tchaikovsky
Let My Prayer Arise
Peter Tchaikovsky
Vocalise for chorus, cello and piano (arr. M. Zeiger)
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Iolanta's Arioso
Peter Tchaikovsky
Nature and Love (cantata)
Peter Tchaikovsky
January from Les Saisons, Op. 37b
Peter Tchaikovsky
Six Choruses for Women's Voices
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Three Quartets for chorus and cello, op. 57
Anton Arensky
Sunrise for chorus, cello and piano (arr. M. Zeiger)
Sergei Taneyev

Hanna Golodinskii, soprano; Adrian Daurov, cello; Mikhail Zeiger, piano

St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village
Sunday, January 22, 3:30 p.m.
371 Sixth Avenue (between Waverly and Washington Place)
Nearest subway stop: on A,C E, B D Q, F: West 4th Street Station.
For No. 1 train, exit Christopher Street, then walk one block east to Sixth Avenue.


These concerts are supported, in part, by public funds for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and the Fund for Creative Communities, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Special Appearance: RCCNY Sings Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture
January 27, 2012

We're delighted to make a special appearance on January 27 in Princeton, as guest performers at a concert in celebration of the 98th birthday of William H. Scheide. The Russian Chamber Chorus will join with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (under the direction of Mark Laycock) to perform a special �birthday version� of the 1812 Overture. Proceeds from the concert, "Booked for the Evening," will benefit the Princeton Public Library. For full details of the program, location and ticket information, click here



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