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Literary-Musical Cafe

Russian Speakers’ Society of Austin invites you to spend an evening at a table of «LITERARY-MUSICAL CAFE».

“Literary-musical cafe” was created as an alternative to the traditional (merry and loud) parties of the Russian Speakers’ Society. Our community is rich in educated and gifted people and the “cafe” gives them an opportunity to find each other and to meet in a more intimate and quiet atmosphere. In spite of its name, the subject-matter of the presentations is not limited to literature and music.
Contacts: Luda Voskov lvoskov@austin.rr.com

The information about next "Literary-musical cafe" is coming soon!


14TH EVENING: FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 7:30 P.M.

Gregory DikshteinFriday, April 18, 7:30 PM, LCRA, Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX

Gregory Dikshtein

Many of you who are familiar with Russian bard songs, an intelligent and most sincere  direction of Russian underground culture developed in the early 1960’s, certainly know Gregory Dikshtein’s name.  His songs have been spread in every Russian speaking community all over the world and even translated into other languages.  His songs crossed the boarders of the Soviet Union much earlier then the author himself had a chance to do so.  His songs were published in Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Israel, and U.S.A.  His published discs and books helped people to get to know him better.  He was invited to Israel, Germany, Frances, Ukraine, all the countries of the former Soviet Union, and France were successfully performed various concert programs.  During the last fifteen years Russian speaking Americans gathered to listen to him in many different cities in America.  He performed at over one hundred concerts throughout America and he had hundreds of programs broadcasted on the Russian radios all over the world!  English-speaking listeners also had a few chances to familiarize themselves with the songs of a Great Russian songwriter and performer, all in-one, Gregory Dikshtein.  Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Stanford University, Hartford University, Michigan University, and University of Illinois have organized his concerts and enjoyed his performances.
This program is funded and supported in part by City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Art.

Fee: $10
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blv. and drive west, after passing the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Information: Luda ph. 577-7790 (cell.) or 442-4016 (after 7:00 pm)

13TH EVENING: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 7 P.M.

Àëåêñåé Êèñêà÷èSaturday, February 2, 7 PM, LCRA, Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX

ALEX KISKACHI

Alex Kiskachi, a musician, singer and songwriter, is well known not only in his hometown, but also far beyond the Southern California scene where he regularly performs with his band or solo unplugged. After successful tours throughout the both coasts and Midwest, he comes to Texas for the first time.

Alex’s music fuses gloom yet self-irony and raunchiness of blues, drive and madcapping of rock-n-roll, pure emotion of latin rhythms. His lyrics are deeply metaphorical and filled with wordplay and symbolism, yet follow the best traditions of Russian poetic heritage. His musical influences encompass a wide range of seemingly eclectic sources: from the early 20th century Russian chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky to legendary Russian rock bands Aquarium and Auktyon, from Paul Simon to Tom Waits. Here’s what Alex says about his shows: “Concerto for winds, strings and freaky voices. Music for emotional men with a sense of rhythm. Lyrics for intelligent women with a sense of humor.”

A lot of outstanding musicians have played and currently play in his band. In the current tour, Alex Kiskachi will be joined by Leo Chelyapov, a well-known saxophone and clarinet player and a former member of legendary Russian bands “Brigada S” and “Bravo”. He is currently a leader of the Los Angeles-based klezmer orchestra “Kings of Klezmer”. Alexander Kuznetsov, a talented Austin musician, will also perform at the concert (bass).

Alex Kiskachi’s albums:
Chronicle (2002)
Unfaithful Syncopations (2005)

Alex Kiskachi’s website: http://kiskachi.com
The tour info: http://kiskachi.com/concerts/txtour08.html
Kings of Klezmer: http://www.kingsofklezmer.com

"We give Alexey Kiskachi's Chronicle three thumbs up" - Los Cabanos Times

"Magnifique!" - Le Monde Russe

Fee: $10
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blv. and drive west, after passing the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Information: Luda ph. 577-7790 (cell.) or 442-4016 (after 7:00 pm)

12TH EVENING: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7 P.M.

Èãîðü ÈðòåíüåâSaturday, November 10, 7:00 pm, Board Room, LCRA

Igor Irteniev: poet and satirist

First time in Austin! Concert of famous russian poet-satirist Igor Irteniev.

Igor Irteniev is relatively "famous" he is a political satirist and writes poetry. He has published books and used to appear on TV reciting his satirical poetry.

Igor, a truly unique figure in contemporary Russian culture. Taking on a gamut of parts -- from a 1970's underground artist to a 1990's political commentator and "voice of the people", Irteniev is a poet whose sharp satirical verses brilliantly reflect (and influence) the mindset of contemporary Russia or, at least, that of the culture-oriented part of its population.

Information about Irteniev (Russian only):
http://gazeta.ru/kolonka.shtml
http://gazeta.ru/column/irtenyev/
http://irteniev.msk.ru
http://irteniev.livejournal.com
http://umorist.ru/collection/irteniev/
http://lib.ru/ANEKDOTY/irtenew.txt
http://girlsite.narod.ru/irtenev.htm
http://mp.urbannet.ru/TVOR-P/i/irteniev/irteniev-tv.htm

Fee: $10 + your favorite desert, tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 2 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790 (cell) or 442-4016 (after 7 PM)

11TH EVENING: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 6 P.M.

Russian Concert and ReceptionRussian Concert and Reception

September 8, Saturday, 6 PM – Private House, 11601 Tanglebrair, Austin TX 78750

"CREDO" - Vocal Quartet, St. Petersburg
“ART OF BALALAIKA” – Sergey Vashchenko

Tickets $10
This program funded in part by the City of Austin Cultural Contracts and by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Credo Quartet –founded just five years ago, this vocal ensemble produces fresh interpretations of many well-known choral works that are customarily sung by larger choirs. Though the group is relatively young, each of its members has sung with leading choirs in St. Petersburg. The name “Credo” means “I believe” in Latin, and each of the singers believes in the grace, beauty and divine nature of the gift of singing.

Art of Balalaika – Sergey Vashchenko – very well known as balalaika virtuoso in every venue from folk to classical music, he has also been for many years the conductor and musical director for shows at Rice University of Houston for the orchestra affiliated with the Balalaika-Domra Association of America. He has produced several CDs together and with the collaboration of other artists. The latest CD, entitled “Somewhere My Love” was running for a Grammy Award 2004 under the “Best Traditional World Music Album”.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear this wonderful concert!

Please reserve your tickets for this concert at 577-7790 or 442-4016 due to limited seats.


10TH EVENING: SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 7 P.M.

PART I: ALEXEY IGNATCHENKO’S RUSSIAN FUNNY STORY`S EVENING

Alexey Ignatchenko is our guest presenter from Longview. Person with a wide range of interests, chemist, traveler, writer, Alexey took part in numerous expeditions to restore wooden churches in the Russian North.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert, tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 2 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790 (cell) or 442-4016 (after 7 PM)


9TH EVENING: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7 P.M.

Cafe 9PART I: ALEXEY IGNATCHENKO’S PRESENTATION “ABOUT TEMPERAMENTS” (IN RUSSIAN)

Alexey Ignatchenko is our guest presenter from Longview. Person with a wide range of interests, chemist, traveler, writer, Alexey took part in numerous expeditions to restore wooden churches in the Russian North.

PART II: ALEKSANDR TSIBOULSKI, CLASSICAL GUITAR, PERFORMING WORKS BY COMPOSERS FROM MEXICO, CUBA AND SPAIN.

Aleksandr Tsiboulski was born in 1979 in Rovno (now 'Rivne'), Ukraine, and began his music studies at age twelve, shortly after moving to Adelaide, South Australia. At seventeen, he moved to Canberra to continue his studies with Timothy Kain at the Australian National University, where he received his undergraduate training. Further private studies took him to Angelo Gilardino in Italy, Caro Barone in Paris and David Leisner in New York. Aleksandr is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the Australian-American Fulbright Award in the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as a First Prize at the Tokyo International Guitar Competition. Currently, he is pursuing graduate studies in music at the University of Texas at Austin, studying guitar with Prof. Adam Holzman.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert, tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 2 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790 (cell) or 442-4016 (after 7 PM)

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8TH EVENING: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7 P.M.

PART I: VOCAL QUARTET "CREDO"

This program funded in part by the City of Austin Cultural Contracts and by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

A few words about Credo
Founded just four years ago, Credo Quartet was formed desire to sing choral music of many countries, musical styles and traditions. This esteemed vocal ensemble produces fresh interpretations of many well-known choral works that are customarily sung by larger choirs. Though the group is very young, each of its members has great working experiences in leading choirs of St. Petersburg.
The ensemble’s name “Credo” is of Latin origin and means “I believe”. All members perform for Orthodox churches during the many beautiful liturgies of the Eastern tradition. Each of the singers professes a deep belief in the ministry of their musical works and they demonstrate a great understanding of the substance of the Divine Liturgies. Indeed, they are believers in the grace, beauty and divine nature of the gift of singing.
The Russian Orthodox musical heritage comprises the heart of Credo’s repertoire. However, the quartet also engages the listener with an array of Russian folk songs, western classical music styles, contemporary works by Russian and international composers. To paraphrase the great Richard Wagner, the ensemble believes that the human voice is the oldest and finest one of musical instruments, and the obligation to use it for singing is of the highest importance in one's life.
The vocal ensemble “Credo” has proved it to numerous audiences in concerts.
Fee: $10 + your favorite desert, tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 3 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790
Information about quartet "Credo": www.credo-quartet.com

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7TH EVENING: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7 P.M.

PART I: SONG-WRITER AND SINGER IGOR BELIY

He is a talented and artistic young man. His performances are bedazzling and breathtaking. He is a participant of the most controversial creative union. He is a mocker and philosopher, whose song you want to listen to over and over again.
Igor Belyi's songs are the unique offspring of the bard song medium into the generation of 20-year olds. This generation has its own points of reference and interests. In Belyi's songs one can hear some spicy jive that young people would feel required for it not to be boring, and a touch of philosophy for those lovers of serious literature.
Igor Belyi is very artistic, and his every song is a show in itself. One can't help but imitate him in bugling out the eyes, turning if the body, shaking of the head in culmination moments of his singing. In addition to the funky contents of his songs, it creates a truly awesome performance.
Fee: $10 + your favorite desert, seniors/children 8-16 - $5, children 3-8y.old – FREE; tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 3 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790

About Igor


6TH EVENING: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 7 P.M.

MATTHEW HINSLEY: TENOR, CLASSICAL GUITARIST THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MELODY TRANSFORMS POETRY (in English)

In this lecture-performance classical guitarist and tenor, Dr. Matthew Hinsley, will show how poems are transformed by music. Taking songs from the Spanish and English Renaissance, German and Italian Romanticism, and the Americas of the twentieth century, Dr. Hinsley will show ways in which musicians have interpreted meaning in poetry for centuries. A love of music and language is all that is needed to enjoy this presentation, the musical and poetic analyses will be presented alongside of friendly audiovisual examples with plenty of live performance mixed in. Mr. Hinsley will even try to learn a Russian Romance for this presentation!
Always singing in one form or another, by age six Matthew Hinsley also read music on piano, violin and cello. He was ten when he began studying classical guitar. For him, the guitar held magical power and determined the direc tion of his life. A member of the guitar faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Music from Oberlin at age 20, and his Master of Music two years later from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in 2003. Matthew's primary guitar instructors were Stephen Aron and Adam Holzman. A recipient of numerous performance based awards, and an active performer, he regularly gives concerts throughout the United States. Matthew has received many foundation grants and significant private donations to run concert series of international performing artists as well as extensive community outreach programs. In 2000 he won the Music Teacher's National Association, Gibson Collegiate Artist Guitar Competition and won Second Prize in the American String Teacher's Association National Solo String Competition.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert

LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).

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FIFTH EVENING: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7 P.M.

PART I: ALEXEY IGNATCHENKO PRESENTS THE SLIDE SHOW “CHURCHES OF THE RUSSIAN NORTH”
PART II: COMPOSER JUAN LUIS DE PABLO ENRIQUEZ ROHEN PLAYS HIS WORKS FOR GUITAR

Alexey Ignatchenko is our guest presenter from Longview. Person with a wide range of interests, chemist, traveler, writer, Alexey took part in numerous expeditions to restore wooden churches in the Russian North. Photographs and experiences from the expeditions form the basis of his presentation.
Juan Enriquez Rohen. Born in Mexico City in 1971, holds a Bachelor of Music in composition from Trinity University and a Masters degree from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Juan’s music has been played in several major theaters in Mexico City and Queretaro City. Currently, he is finishing “Alenka”, a Piano & Strings concerto in five movements for the Zacatecas String Orchestra as well as a trio for Flute, Viola and guitar for the 'Composer'sAlliance of San Antonio'. His music is fine, simple and beautiful. A combination of Platonic dreams and Aristothelic rationality. Performance will include his compositions: Ancient meditations, Suite for guitar, Prayer, Oasis, Elegy, Canzona, A beautiful Portrait, Reflexion, Bossanova Etude… and many more!
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert

Colorado Room, LCRA, 3800 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703

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FOURTH EVENING: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 6:30 P.M.

PART I: EKATERINA TURIKOVA READS HER POETRY AND FANTASY-TALES (IN RUSSIAN)
PART II: COMPOSER EVGENIY SHARLAT INTRODUCES HIS WORK

Ekaterina Turikova is a young journalist, web designer and writer.
She moved to the USA from St-Petersburg three years ago. E. Turikova’s fairy tales and poetry appeared both on the internet and in paper publications.
You can read her works at http://zhurnal.lib.ru/t/turikowa_e_w/ or http://www.karetu.livejournal.com
Yevgeniy Sharlat is a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin teaching music composition and orchestration. A native of Moscow, he received his music education at Yale University, Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School and the Academy of Moscow Conservatory.
He will present one of his compositions - Pavane for 18 strings, which was premiered in the Great Hall of Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia by the famed Chamber Orchestra Kremlin under the direction of Misha Rachlevsky.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.)
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THIRD EVENING: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 6:30 P.M.

PART I: ASELE SURINA & GLEN R. MASK, PRESENTATION & BOOK SALE: «FOOD CULTURE IN RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA»
PART II: ANNA PITS: BARD`S SONGS

We are waiting for the great presentation of the Asele Surina and Glen R. Mack`s book "Food Culture in Russia and Central Asia".
During the Musical Part we`ll proud to listen Anna Pits with her brilliant bard`s songs.

Price: $3 plus Your favourite desert to the tea.
WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!

Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.)

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SECOND EVENING: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, STARTING AT 6:30 P.M.

PART I: RUBY JONES, PRESENTATION: «POINTS OF INTERSECTION: VISOTSKY AND AMERICAN BLUES»
PART II: NATASHA BABINA: NOCTURNE IN E-MINOR, OP.72, NO.1, CHOPIN; RODION BURZEV, PIANO: PRELUDE IN B-MINOR, OP.23, NO.2, RACHMANINOV, «GOPAK», MUSSORGSKY
PART III: MIKHAIL PEKKER: TALES
PART IV: YURIY BRAGINSKY (DALLAS): SHORT VERSES

Over the last century comparisons have been drawn about the Negro/Black experience in the United States and the Russian/Soviet experience. The economic systems in both countries, which systematically subjugated certain persons within the society and denied them rights which were guaranteed to other persons, are assumed to be the background against which a ‘double-voiced’ genre of expression was born. In the US, this genre is called the blues. I see a similar genre in the Soviet Union in the creative output of singer-songwriters called bards. I assume that, none call it blues because the songs arose in the Soviet Union and not in the American South. I disagree and present the works of one bard, Vladimir S. Vysotsky as a counterargument and support for the idea that blues is not limited to one group, but is a common human reaction, and the result of similar experiences. Two sides of the ocean, two languages (or more), two different economic systems, but the people and their lives echoed the same basic human reaction to suffering. Someone (or some ones) always steps forward to give voice to what life hands out. Blues in the USA, bards in the USSR.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert

Address: 11601 Tanglebriar Trail, Tatyana and Slava Ligai’s House


FIRST EVENING: SATURDAY, MARCH 5, STARTING AT 6:30 P.M.

PART I: OKSANA SERGIEVO-POSADSKAYA, PRESENTATION & SALE: «OLD FRANCH NOVELLS»
PART II: RODION BURCEV: "MEFISTO VALSE", F. LIST

LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).

 

 

nNina McIntire Presents:

"A Smile for You – Mother’s Day Concert"

May 13, 2018, Sunday, at 3:30 PM

Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701

On her Mother’s Day celebration concert Nina McIntire, Composer & Pianist, dedicates her music program to all mothers of the world.

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Composer & Pianist dedicates her imaginative, poetic and uplifting “Ivory Fantasy” music program to all mothers of the world in this elegant celebration concert. More information on Nina’s website ivoryfantasy.com and on TicketLeap.

Tickets at the door (cash only) and online:

  • Adults: $25
  • Frequent concertgoers of Ivory Fantasy, Musical Connections and Russian Speakers Society: $17
  • Students: $15
  • Children under 12: free

Free parking lot is immediately to the east of the theater, at 18th and Colorado.
Wheelchair accessible.

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, 512-335-4449, http://musicalconnections.net

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Classical piano retreat at the beautiful Lago Vista

SaturdayMay 19, 2018 at 7pm - Lago Vista, Texas

Tickets information on : http://musicalconnections.net

For address to the event please contact naira@musicalconnections.net, or sergey@musicalconnections.net, Lago Vista, TX 78645, USA

Experience evolution of piano and classical music! Meet the ancestor of the piano, the Kantale, playing classical favorites. Followed by a piano that will gift us with precious classical pieces and well-known classics in a modern style! This concert gives music lovers an opportunity to experience live performances up close and personal in a beautiful house with breathtaking views.

  • Enjoy sunset with wine and bites.
  • Socialize with other lovers of classical music.
  • Find new friends.
  • Top it off with wonderful deserts.

Have a magnificent Saturday!

All proceeds from tickets sales will go to support artists for 2019 Concert series.

If you have any questions e-mail to: naira@musicalconnections.net

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bAlena Gorina with the support of Musical Connections and Russian Speakers Society of Austin Presents:

"Golden Fingers: Piano Craft for four hands"

June 9, 2018, Saturday, at 7:00 PM

Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701

Tickets (at the door):
•           Adults: $20
•           Seniors and Students: $10
•           Students and children under 12: free

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https://www.showclix.com/event/golden-fingers

The concert, “Golden Fingers,” features Duo AleAnya (Anya Grokhovski and Alena Gorina) playing on one piano, and will take place at the Scottish Rite Theater.

This concert will feature works by Schubert, Brahms, Barber, and Rachmaninoff.

These artists perform out of a love for classical music and cultural elegance. Join us for an innovative and exciting performance!

Originally from Minsk, Belarus, pianist Alena Gorina is a lecturer at the Texas State University at San Marcos. Dr. Gorina holds a DMA in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s Degree from the Bowling Green State University, and the Diploma of the Belarusian National Conservatory. Her principal teachers over the years have been Nancy Garrett, Maxim Mogilevsky, Vladimir Dulov, and Ariadna Guzhalovskaya.

In Belarus, Ms. Gorina taught at the College of Music, the Belarusian Academy of Music, and the National Music School. She performed with various instrumentalists and served as an accompanist with the balalaika ensemble “Zolotaya Gorka” (“Golden Hill”) between 1998 and 2000. Her admiration of twentieth-century music brought her to Vienna, where she participated in master classes with Emmy Henz-Diemand. In 2001, the Bahrain Music Institute invited Alena Gorina to lead their piano department.

Dr. Gorina’s recognition in America began after a live broadcast as a soloist on WGTE FM 91 in Toledo, Ohio. She frequently appears with the “Musical Bridges Around the World” (MBAW) series in San Antonio, presenting a variety of programs and styles including “Schubert’s Birthday”, “A Date with Rachmaninoff”, ”Women in Music”, and “French Impressions.” A Naxos recording of her performance of Lucas Foss’s “Psalms” with the University of Texas Chamber Singers under conductor James Morrows was released July 2010. In December 2011, Dr. Gorina participated in a unique performance of Liszt’s “Hexameron” for six pianists/twelve hands as part of “Golden Fingers and Golden Toes” for MBAW. Dr. Gorina’s piano solo album “Magical Evenings” is available on Amazon.

In 2013, she organized the piano duet AleAnya with Anya Grokhovsky (DuoAleAnya.com). The duet is gaining national recognition, including a Puerto Rican tour, collaborating with composers and choreographers to enrich the repertoire. In Summer 2017, the duet will perform a European tour. In her free time, Dr. Gorina performs community outreach concerts at schools and retirement homes, both as a soloist and as part of the duet.

Anya Grokhovski is a noted chamber music artist, born into a family of professional musicians. Her father was a violinist with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra for more than forty years. Her mother is a noted violin teacher and her brother plays a concert violin. Anya received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia. She was a professor at the Gnessin State College in Moscow prior to coming to the US in 1989. The position of a staff accompanist at UTSA brought her to San Antonio in 1991.

Among her chamber music partners are: Emanuel Borok, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony; Khenning Kruggerood, Norwegian concert violinist; Pierre Hommage, French violinist; Francheska Salvimini, Italian concert flutist; Mark Cheikhet, Russian concert violinist and many others. She had the great honor of serving as the accompanist for the legendary American bassist, William Warfield. She has recorded with the Moscow State Symphony, the German, Swiss, and Czech National Radio, numerous piano solo recordings as well as chamber music CDs and DVDs.

She has performed with groups and festivals in: Amsterdam (Holland), Bergen (Norway), Avignon, Paris, Axan. Provence, Marseilles and Alsace (France), Lugarno, Basel, and Aquarossa (Switzerland), Ljubljana, (Slovenia), Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia), Tallinn (Estonia), Lisbon and Coimbra (Portugal), Prague and Mareinbud (Czech Republic), Trieste, Bressia, Disenzano, Alexandria, Brindisi, Venice, and Milan (Italy). Among her most recent performances were Festival Oldenburg Promenade in Germany; Boston Conservatory of Music; TMI and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Anya’s fiery passion for music, commitment to San Antonio, and connections to world-class musicians provided a platform for the creation of an exciting new musical experience. With the avid support of a group of local music lovers in 1998 Anya designed a series of salon concerts in private residences. By 1999, programming extended to San Fernando Cathedral, and in 2000 to McAllister Auditorium. Extensive community outreach educational program Kids to Concerts offers free in-school multicultural performances. NEW International Music Festival “Music Without Borders” will be introduced to San Antonio audiences in the spring of 2014. Currently MBAW programming reaching over 25000 people a year in the greater San Antonio metro area.

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, 512-335-4449, http://musicalconnections.net or http://www.unityhills.org

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International Festival - Institute in Round Top, TX

June 3 - July 14, 2018

Grand Opening - June 9

Closing Gala - July 14

Program: Master classes, Chamber concerts, Symphony concerts every Saturday and during weekdays. Classical music all sorts and sizes.

Information and tickets: http://festivalhill.org


church

Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church

Fr. Aidan may be contacted at hieromonachusaidanus@yahoo.com. Those who need a baptism, wedding, or funeral/memorial service should contact him by email as well as by phone, so as to ensure the fastest response.

Services are in English with some Russian, in the Russian traditions. For a detailed calendar of services, click here.

Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church
(512) 915-0667
http://www.orthodoxaustin.org

Sunday Liturgy 9:30 a.m.


 

 

 

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