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Past Concerts - 2017


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


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

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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