Extraordinary Slavyanka concert program next weekend ! (kids under 12 free)
Slavyanka Bay Area Russian Chorus Presents…
“Roots and Branches” Spring Concert Series
May 31, June 1 and June 2 in Palo Alto, Lafayette and Tiburon
Slavyanka rehearsals during the past two weeks have been electric with excitement as we have begun to sing through our upcoming concert program in its entirety -- with Slavyanka’s traditional men’s choir, augmented by Slavyanka alumni, our new Slavyanka women’s ensemble, the Russian folkloric ensemble “Kostroma,” and a special quartet of French horns.
It’s a musical feast for singers and audience alike that you won’t want to miss.
Our inspiring new Artistic Director Irina Schachneva has created an amazing program of old and new Russian choral music, ranging from ancient chants and folk songs to modern works by Rachmaninov, Stravinsky’s powerful “Four Peasant Songs,” and the American premiere of “Death and Life” by contemporary Moscow composer Valery Kalistratov.
“Four Peasant Songs,” which Stravinsky wrote in 1917 and updated in 1954 to include French horns, reflects his musical roots in the world of popular Russian folk music idioms. These same roots are reflected in Stravinsky’s later ballet “Les Noces,” which the San Francisco Symphony will feature in a program later this June with Michael Tilson Thomas and the internationally acclaimed Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble from Moscow.
Come hear the music of these compelling Russian modern composers – and the ancient sacred and folk music traditions from which they drew their musical inspiration.
For more about Slavyanka and its new Artistic Director, see www.slavyanka.org
Concert Dates, Locations, and Tickets
Friday, May 31, 8 PM, St. Marks Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Street, PALO ALTO
Saturday, June 1, 7:30 PM, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, LAFAYETTE
Sunday, June 2, 4 PM, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd, TIBURON
Tickets available online at www.slavyanka.org, from Slavyanka members, or at the door
Reserved Front Rows: $25 in advance/$30 door
General Admission: $20 in advance/$25 door
Seniors & Students: $15 in advance/$20 door
Kids under 12 Free!
For group discounts or more information, please contact Paul Andrews at paulandrews@... , or 510-798-7966.