February 9, 2014 – “POETRY BEYOND WORDS: Russian verse in music”

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Listening Seminars

A seminar devoted to exploring how Russian composers transform words of poets into musical ideas and feelings. Music is its own language; the success of its often powerful combination with prose and poetry requires an inspired musical imagination.

Tatyana Rashkovsky, mezzo-soprano

with Rollin Wilber, piano


SONGS by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Mikhail Glinka and Alexander Dargomyzhsky

written to POETRY by Alexander Pushkin, Alexi Tolstoi, and Mikhail Lermontov


We also touch on the song-like qualities in some “old Russian romances” (an added preview of our upcoming concert in March, “ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME”).


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 – from 2:30PM to 5:00PM

International Institute for Culture at IVY HALL

6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19151

ADMISSION: $25/general, $15/students and seniors  

** Admissions may be paid at the door **

Email: RHaas@iiCulture.org or call: 215-877-9910 

venue website: www.iiculture.org