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Past Concerts - 2015

30th Anniversary Jubilee
January 15 and 18, 2015

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Enjoy Sergei Rachmaninoff's glorious Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (selections), the magnificent double concerto Glory to God in the Highest by Ukrainian composer Dmitry Bortnyansky, the hauntingly beautiful Amao Omi (Senseless War) for choir and saxophone quartet by Giya Kancheli, and the deeply moving choral cycle Benevolence, by our own artistic director, Nikolai Kachanov.

Drawn from Georgian folklore, Amao Omi (Senseless War) is composed with a heartfelt yet refined emotion. Benevolence, a five-part choral cycle setting is set on the verses from "Flame in Chalice" by the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. The composition has a meditative quality that interweaves Eastern and Western musical techniques, including harmonic singing. The performance of this composition is dedicated to the 140th anniversary of Nicholas Roerich's birth.

Guest Artists: New Hudson Saxophone Quartet

Listen to "Drops", movement #5 from the choral cycle Benevolence.

Listen to RCCNY's live performance of Bortnyansky's Glory to God in the Highest.

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 8:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1). More directions here.
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 4:00 PM
The Brick Presbyterian Church
1140 Park Avenue (at 91st Street)
Nearest subway stop: 96th St. on the 4, 5, 6.
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors

Currents of Jewish Classical Tradition:
America, Israel and Russia
May-June 2015

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Do not miss this program, which showcases the beauty of liturgical, secular, and folk traditions in a wide variety of compositions ranging from Bible stories to contemporary compositions. It reflects a unique national identity ranging from deep prayer to jubilation.

Leonard Bernstein (USA) "Chichester Psalms," movement III, arrangement for chorus, piano, cello and violin
Zakhar Blyakher (Israel) "Jerusalem Dreams," four-part choral cycle for soprano, flute, clarinet and percussion
Lee R. Kesselman (USA) "I am Come into My Garden"
Marc Lavry (Israel) "Hora"
Modest Mussorgsky (Russia) "Joshua" and "The Destruction of Sennacherib"
Efrem Podgaits (Russia) "Prayer of Shmuel Ha Nagid" for women's chorus and cello (American premiere)
Heinrich Schalit (USA) "Mi Yitneini"
Mordecai Seter (Israel) "Eshet Chayil"

Guest Artists: Hanna Golodinskii, soprano; Mikhail Zeiger, piano; Elizabeth Derham, violin; Adrian Daurov, cello; Jessica Taskov, flute; Avigail Malachi-Baev, clarinet

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4:00 PM
Temple Sinai of Roslyn
425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY. More directions here
Tickets: $18 (available at the door)

Wednesday, June 3, 8:00 PM
Town and Village Synagogue
334 East 14th Street, btw. First and Second Aves. More directions here
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors

Sunday, June 7, 7:30 PM
The Brick Presbyterian Church
1140 Park Avenue (at 91st Street). More directions here
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors

To order tickets for June 3 and June 7 by mail
(at advance price of $20; $15 senior/student),
please mail check made out to RMASA along
with self-addressed envelope by May 28 to:
RMASA Tickets
35-07 155th Street
Flushing, NY 11354

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.

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