Much is being said about engaging concert audiences, and indeed, when done well, it is a win-win proposition. For years we've been offering "The Audience Vote!" concept, in which concertgoers have direct input into selecting the composition they will hear. Now we are taking it one step further, and it involves soloists being selected by the audience! The "test-drive", which took place during the sping 2015 USA tour, proved the concept's validity, and it is now being offered at upcoming concerts. Here is how it goes (5-minute video):

In June we performed end-of-season concerts of our "Nightcap with the Classics" cycle and the ever-popular concerts on the boat. In late-June, we flew to Munich and spent a week in that wonderful city, performing three opening concerts of the charming "Radeberger OPEN AIR '15" festival. Our own annual summer festival "Kremlin at the Kuskovo Estate" -- held in outskirts of Moscow in the beautiful and well preserved 18th century summer estate of the Russian nobleman, Count Sheremetev -- this year is devoted to the music of Tchaikovsky, in honor of the 175th anniversary of his birth. The first four programs of the festival are filled exclusively with Tchaikovsky's music. The final marathon concert, in addition to everyone's favorite "Serenade for String Orchestra" also features music of Mozart and other composers.

Overall, we had a great season and look forward to more musicmaking after our well deserved summer vacation!

USA TOURS -- '15-'16 SEASON

2016:
February, 20, Seguin, TX, Texas Lutheran University
February, 23, Searcy, AR, Harding University
February, 25, Tarpon Springs, FL, Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
February, 26, Winter Haven, FL, Polk Community College
February, 27, Panama City, FL, Panama City Music Association
February, 28, Jacksonville Beach, FL, Beaches Fine Arts Series
March 1, Salisbury, MD, Salisbury University
March 2, Houghton, NY, Houghton College
March 3, New-York, NY, Trinity Concerts (1.00 PM)
March 3, Chestertown, MD, Washington College
March 5, Dayton, OH, Vanguard Concerts
Hover over a date to see the program (on tablets and phones - click)

2015:
October 6, Fairfield, IA, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center October 6, Tuesday, Fairfield, IA @ 7:30
Kalinnikov – Serenade
Wolf – Italian Serenade
R. Strauss -- Serenade
Wiren – Serenade
Dvorak – Serenade
October 8, Ames, IA, Iowa State University (joint concert with the University chorus) October 8, Thursday, Ames, IA @ 7:30
Schubert – Quartettsatz in c minor
Schubert – Mass in G
With ACA and DMCS choirs
Mozart – Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339
With The Iowa State Singers and soloists.
This work is conducted by Jim Rodde
Beethoven – String Quartet in c-minor, Op. 18, No. 4 (in orchestral version)
Schoenberg – "Verklaerte Nacht", Op. 4
October 10, Charleston, WV, Charleston Chamber Music Society October 10, Saturday, Charleston, WV @ 7:00
Kalinnikov – Serenade
Wolf – Italian Serenade
R. Strauss – Serenade
Wiren – Serenade
Dvorak – Serenade
October 11, Gambier, OH, Kenyon College October 11, Sunday, Gambier, OH @ 7:00
Mozart – Adagio
Beethoven – String Quartet in c minor, Op. 18 No. 4 (in orchestral version)
Schnittke – Suite in Ancient Style (arr. by M. Rachlevsky)
Schnauber – Night of the Transfigured Dead
Piazzolla – Oblivion, Four for Tango, Melody in A, Libertango
October 12, Campbersville, KY, Central Kentucky Arts Series October 12, Monday, Campbellsville, KY @ 7:30
Elgar – Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra
Shostakovitch – Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a
Dvorak – Serenade
Piazzolla – Oblivion, Four for Tango, Melody in A, Libertango
October 13, Springfield, OH, Wittenberg University (joint concert with the University chorus) October 13, Tuesday, Springfield, OH @ 7:30
Beethoven - String Quartet in c minor, Op. 18 No. 4 (in orchestral version)
Schubert - Mass in G, No. 2 with the University of Wittenberg Choir (Erik Zinter, director)
Schubert - Quartettsatz in c minor (in orchestral version)
Schoenberg - Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
October 14, Allendale, MI, Grand Valley State University October 14, Wednesday, Allendale, MI @ 12:00
Elgar - Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra, Op. 20
Shostakovitch - Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a
Bach's Contrapunctus No.1 from The Art of the Fugue
October 15, Quincy, IL, Quincy Civic Music Association October 15, Thursday, Quincy, IL @ 7:30
Mozart – Adagio
Beethoven – String Quartet in c minor, Op. 18 No. 4 (in orchestral version)
Schnittke – Suite in Ancient Style (arr. by M. Rachlevsky)
Schnauber – Night of the Transfigured Dead
Piazzolla – Oblivion, Four for Tango, Melody in A, Libertango
October 16, Pittsburg, KS, Pittsburg State University October 16, Friday, Pittsburg, KS @ 7:30
Rossini - Sonata for strings
Prokofiev - Visions Fugitives, Op. 22
Dvorak - Serenade
October 17, Wichita, KS, Wichita State University October 17, Saturday, Wichita, KS @ 7:30
Elgar - Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra, Op. 20
Shostakovitch - Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a
Bach's Contrapunctus No.1 from The Art of the Fugue
Dvorak - Serenade
October 18, West Plains, MO, Missouri State University October 18, Sunday, West Plains, MO @ 2:00
Three quartets in orchestral versions:
Beethoven - Opus 18, No. 4 in c minor
Beethoven - Opus 95, in f minor
Beethoven - Opus 131, in c sharp minor

 

 

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