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UPCOMING CONCERTS


JOHN OF DAMASCUS
Wednesday, November 28 2018, 12:00 noon

Don't miss our presentation of Sergei Taneyev's masterful cantata, "John of Damascus," also known as "The Russian Requiem." The choir will be joined by Guy Brewer on organ for this work. This free half-hour concert is part of Interchurch Center's regular Wednesday lunch-hour series.

TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES
Thursday, February 21 2019, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 24 2019, 3:00 PM

We invite you to join RCCNY for this program featuring the legendary Piotr Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff, but also some of their contemporaries who are revered in Russia but not as well known in America, such as Anton Arensky and Sergei Taneyev.

COLOR AND SOUND
Thursday, June 6 2019
Sunday, June 9 2019

RCCNY will present a world premiere of "Morning Birds" for chorus, cello and flute, by Efrem Podgaits, a distinguished Moscow compower; and American composer Morton Feldman's masterpiece "Rothko Chapel" for chorus, viola and percussion.

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








RECENT CONCERTS


MUSES OF THE NIGHT
Parallels and Crossings
May-June 2018

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We invite you to join RCCNY for the next program of our Parallels and Crossings concert series: Muses of the Night. As the warm summer nights grow closer, we explore how composers across Russia, as well as Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, and Poland, express their feelings about nighttime. From nightly prayers to darkened landscapes to moonlit mysteries, you'll experience a magical world of moods and dreams.

PROGRAM

- Chesnokov: "Night" (Russia)
- Esenvalds: "Only in Sleep" (Latvia)
- Ippolitov-Ivanov: "Night" (Russia)
- Kodaly: "Evening Song" (Hungary)
- Krylov: "Dawn" (Russia)
- Partskhaladze: "Weeping Candles" (Georgia)
- Podgaits: "Prayer to the Moon" (Russia)
- Taneyev: "Ruins of a Tower" (Russia)
- Taneyev: "Stars" (Russia)
- Tchaikovsky: "Invocation to Sleep" (Russia)
- Zielinski: "A Prayer for Sleeping Children" (Poland)

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:00 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
236 East 31st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Nearest subway stop: #6 line, 33rd St. stop (at Park Ave.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


Sunday, June 3, 2018, 4:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1).
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


RUSSIAN WINTER GALA
January 24, 2018

Join the Russian Chamber Chorus and others at Weill Recital Hall!
This gala concert explores the diversity of Russian music through instrumental and vocal classics as well as folk-inspired choral masterpieces.


RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS: Old and New
January 2018

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This program offers an amazing variety of the great tradition of Russian sacred music and will include compositions by legendary Russian composers such as Chesnokov, Golovanov, Grechaninov, Kalistratov, Rachmaninoff, Schnittke, and Stravinsky, as well as carols rarely performed in America.

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:30 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
236 East 31st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Nearest subway stop: #6 line, 33rd St. stop (at Park Ave.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


Sunday, January 14, 2018, 4:30 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1).
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students

Stories Spoken and Unspoken: Vocalises and Folk Songs
June 2017

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Vocalises

Yuri Yukechev, "Chant"
Georgy Sviridov, "Concerto in Memory of A. Yurlov"
Edgar Girtain IV, "Entropy," World Premiere
Alisher Latif-Zade, "Super Astra Ferri," World Premiere
Sergei Rachmaninoff, "Vocalise," for cello, chorus and piano
  (arr. Mikhail Zeiger)
  Adrian Daurov, cello; Mikhail Zeiger, piano

Folk Songs

Zakhar Blyakher, "Four Russian Folk Songs"
Mikhail Zeiger, piano
"Those Evening Bells"
  Sergey Tkachenko, tenor
"Oy, Somebody's Horse"
"Ah, You Wide Steppe," arr. Alexander Krepkikh
"Brooms (Veniki)", arr. Feodor Rubtsov

With Special Guests:

Russian Trio  
  Tamara Volskaya, domra; Anatoliy Trofimov, bayan;
  Leonid Bruk, contrabass-balalaika

Irina Zagornova, Russian folk singer

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 8:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Central Park West at W. 65th St.
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: Lincoln Center (1).
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


Sunday, June 4, 2017, 4:00 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
236 East 31st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Nearest subway stop: #6 line, 33rd St. stop (at Park Ave.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students

Shakespeare and Pushkin in Choral Music
January 2017

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Shakespeare and Pushkin, two legendary poets whose poems captured the spirit of their time with unparalleled vividness and depth, were born far apart in time and space, but their work brings them close together in spirit.

Settings of poems by Pushkin:
- Vissarion Shebalin, "Winter Road"
- Georgy Sviridov, "Three Poems by Pushkinj"
- Mikhail Zeiger, "Poet-Prophet"

Settings of poems by Shakespeare:
- Evelin Seppar, "Sonnet No. 53"
- Yuri Yukechev, "Sonnet No. 30"
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, "Three Shakespeare Songs"
- Frank Lewin, "Wedding is Great Juno's Crown"

Guy Brewer, organ; Mikhail Zeiger, piano

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:30 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
236 East 31st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Nearest subway stop: #6 line, 33rd St. stop (at Park Ave.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


Saturday, January 14, 2017, 4:00 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
236 East 31st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Nearest subway stop: #6 line, 33rd St. stop (at Park Ave.)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Seniors; $15 Students


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Our 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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