JANUARY 21 & 22, 2017: “A Russian Soiree of Poetic Love, Struggle, and Musical Fantasy”

A Russian Soiree of Poetic Love, Struggle, and Musical Fantasy
for mezzo-soprano, cello, and piano

Music by Scriabin, Schnittke, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Arvo Part, and Shostakovich

(with poetry spoken in English and Russian)




Tatyana Rashkovsky, mezzo-soprano and reader
Yoni Draiblate, cello

Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski, pianist
Rollin Wilber, pianist




We present a most aptly timed concert of all-Russian classical music, following on the heels of our own presidential inauguration, and international controversies. Immerse yourself in Russian music and poetry, which have been the voice of the people crossing over eras and regimes, enduring and inspiring all in its wake. This singularly powerful culture of expression imparts the passions of love, despair, fight, and resistance that continue to resonate, in Russia and beyond.

We play music expressing wordless emotions, found in the creative energies of nature traversing Scriabin’s 2nd Piano Sonata, conjured by the deeply Russian and expatriated Rachmaninoff, and unleashed from viscerally compelling cello works by Arvo Part.

Complementary writings will be spoken in both Russian and English. We draw music from the artistic well of great composers with works that are directly inspired by the Russian people’s poets, Marina Tsvetayeva, Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Alexander Blok, Osip Mandelstam.famc-russian-concert-02072016-680067


A shared talk and reception follows the performance – please stay and share your thoughts with us!

Link to full printed program
with notes & tr
anslations – PDF



Schnittke – Musica Nostalgica for cello; Four Preludes for piano
Scriabin – Sonata-Fantasy for piano
Shostakovich – Two Poems by Marina Tsvetayeva for mezzo-soprano

Rachmaninoff – Three Preludes from op.32 for piano; Two Songs for mezzo-soprano; Vocalise for cello
Prokofiev – Three Poems by Anna Akhmatova for mezzo-soprano
Arvo Part – Fratres for cello and piano

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm

IVY HALL – International Institute for Culture
6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151Concerts At Ivy logo

ADMISSION: $25/general; $20/seniors; $15/members; $10/students
TICKETS: Fineartmusiccompany.ticketleap.com

INFORMATION: 215-803-9725
EMAIL: info@FineArtMusicCompany.com



SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103


ADMISSION: $25/general; $20/seniors; $10/students
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INFORMATION: 215-803-9725
EMAIL: info@FineArtMusicCompany.com

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