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30th ANNIVERSARY SEASON - 1984-2014


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

The program will trace Jewish liturgical and secular traditions as embodied in compositions from Russia, Israel, and the United States. The composers include Modest Mussorgsky, Efrem Podgaits, Lee Kesselman, Heinrich Schalit, Zakhar Blyakher and Leonard Bernstein.

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4:00 PM
Temple Sinai of Roslyn
425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY. More directions here

Wednesday, June 3, 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 4:00 PM

(Venues to be announced)


30th Anniversary Jubilee
January 15 and 18, 2015

Read the Program Notes

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.
Manhattan
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)
Manhattan
Nearest subway stop: 96th St. on the 4, 5, 6.
Tickets: $25; $20 Students/Seniors


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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