Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf

WHEN: Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20

Wine will be served

Duo AleAnya

Hans Graf, former Music Director and conductor laureate of Houston Symphony returns this month to lead the orchestra in performing music by Ravel and Debussy.

In conjunction with these concerts Russian Cultural Center presents the evening with maestro Graf dedicated to French music.

Program:

  • Presentation by maestro Graf;
  • Debussy: “Reflets dans l’eau” & “Hommage à Rameau”, played by Alina Uddin, piano – teacher at the International Music Academy (Houston);
  • Ravel:  Sonatina in F-sharp major, played by Tomas Jonsson, piano – student at the International Music Academy (Houston).

Tomas won the Silver Medal and was awarded the special award for Best Prelude at the 2011 International Chopin Youth Competition.  And in December, 2012, he was selected Winner in the Houston Young Artist Competition.

The International Music Academy was founded in 2005 by Ekaterina Ryndina-Loudermilk, graduate of Gnessin’s Music Academy in Moscow and Rice University.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Silver Evening

WHEN: Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: University of St. Thomas – Jones Hall – 3910 Yoakum Drive Houston, TX 77006

ADMISSION: free

Gala 2014

The Bard Club of Dallas and RCC Our Texas present the concert “Silver Evening”.

The event is dedicated to the Victory Day in WWII.

In the program:

Silver Age of Russian poetry: Esenin, Tsvetaeva, Mayakovsky, Gumilev and others.

Poetry reading and songs singing.

All program is in Russian.

Donations are welcome.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Preview here: http://youtu.be/K3Vw60CdO6I

Musical Evening In Memory of Van Cliburn

WHEN: May 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20

Wine will be served.

Program:Marcin Koziak. Photo Piotr Markowski

  • Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor
  • Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor
  • Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book I
  • Karol Szymanowski: Mazurkas
  • Christopher Theofanidis: Birichino

Performer: Marcin Koziak – piano

Presentation by Sergey Kuznetsov, Professor of Piano at Lone Star College.

Young Polish pianist Marcin Koziak has been chosen to participate in Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He currently is a student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth under the tutorship of Professor Tamas Ungar and the Academy of Music in Krakow.

Marcin Koziak was born in 1989 in Krakow, Poland, in a musical family. At the age of ten he won his first Poland-wide competition. He is a laureate of many Poland-wide and international competitions. Among his awards are: II prize at the 5th International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Narva (Estonia, 2004),  I prize at the 2nd International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Budapest (2006) and II prize and three additional prizes at the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (Poland, 2007). Marcin has participated in numerous international festivals in Poland, Switzerland, France, Japan, China, and Italy.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
Dr. Vernovskyfrost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf dedicated to 100th Anniversary of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”

WHEN: April 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20 / $16-RCC members

Wine will be served.

Program:Rite of Spring

  • Presentation by maestro Hans Graf
  • Excerpts from the documentary “Riot at the Rite”

The Rite of Spring is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company, with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky and stage designs and costumes by Nicholas Roerich.

Movie by the BBC documents the debut of  Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece. The music and choreography by Nijinsky were so far advanced for the time that the Parisian audience rioted in its inability to grasp the event.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
Dr. Vernovskyfrost  Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

38th Annual Julian Calendar New Year Party

WHEN: Canceled

WHERE: Melody  Club – 3027 Crossview  Houston, TX  77063 ( between Fondren &  Westheimer)

ADMISSION: $15

Buy tickets online HERE

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas and The Gypsies  band invite those who did not finish ringing in the New Year on December 31 to continue the holiday.

It is the best European bash in town and THE PLACE to dance the polka, waltz, two-step, tango, czardas, hassapiko, frailach, swing and other music around the world.

Julian Calendar  New Year Party

Music and Entertainment by:

  • The famous ethnic band The Gypsies; founder and leader – Greg Harbar;
  • Oksana and Yuri Russian Fantasy;
  • Gypsy Dance Theatre.

Eastern European food – by Polonia Restaurant

For more information please call 713-395-3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

Solo Recital “Love and Madness” by Albina Shagimuratova

Piano Accompaniment: professor Semion Skigin

WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 6:00pm

WHERE: University of St. Thomas – Jones Hall (3910 Yoakum Blvd.  Houston, TX 77006)

TICKETS: $60 – general admission; $125 – best seats, including VIP reception.

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Albina Shagimuratova

About the performers

Dazzling Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova is the winner of Gold Medal in the 2007 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. She is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and appeared at Houston Grand Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala Milan and other famous opera theaters of the world.

Semion Skigin won Grand-prix at the International Competition of Piano Accompaniment in Rio de Janeiro in 1975. He is the Artistic Director of the Theatre Barge Music Festival in Dresden and Artistic Director of the Berlin Salon. Nowadays Semion Skigin is regarded as one of the most acknowledged and engaged masters of piano accompaniment.

Program:

  • Part I: Romances by Sergey Rachmaninoff
  • Part II: Lyrical bel canto operatic scenes

VIP Reception after the recital
Russian Cultural Center will present Ms. Shagimuratova with an award “The Ambassador of Culture” for her promoting of Russian culture in Texas.
Hors d’oeuvres, wine and Russian vodka will be served

Please, purchase your tickets in advance as the seating is limited.

For more information please call 713-395-3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com
Albina Shagimuratova at Houston Public Radio Classical

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Sponsors:

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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance


Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf dedicated to Dmitry Shostakovich

WHEN: Monday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20/$16 for RCC members

Vagram Saradjian, Tatiana Gerasimova

Program:

  • Short movie about the composer
  • Presentation by maestro Hans Graf
  • Sonata in D-minor, op.40.

PerformersVagram Saradjian – cello, Tatiana Gerasimova – piano

The musical events  dedicated to Dmitry Shostakovich has been a good tradition at Russian Cultural Center. We continue to introduce the works of the great Russian composer to our audience.

Duet of incredible musicians, Vagram Saradjian and Tatiana Gerasimova  is well-known in Houston. They appeared at RCC on various occasions and their performances has been acclaimed by the public.

Wine will be served.

Advanced ticket purchase is recommended as seating is limited.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

Concert: “Bach in Jazz Style”

WHEN: January 27, 2012 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Dowling Music (2615 Southwest Freeway #220 Houston, Texas 77098)

ADMISSION: $30/$25 for seniors and students

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Bach in style of jazz Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” presents a unique concert “Bach in Jazz Style” featuring Russian pianist Valery Grohovski, violinist Mark Cheikhet and local jazz musicians: Adam Booker (bass) and Darren Kuper (drums). These brilliant musicians demonstrate a flawless transition from classical music to jazz.

THE PROGRAM:

Part I:

  1. Felix Mendelssohn – Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
  2. I. Bach – Piano Concerto in F Minor, BWV. 1056
  3. Cole Porter – Love for Sale
  4. I. Bach – 1-st Movement of Sonata for Viola and Piano
    Soloist Mark Cheikhet – Viola

Part II:

  1. W.A. Mozart – The Piano Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333
  2. G. Gershwin – Prelude No. 2
  3. I. Bach – Concerto for violin with orchestra
    Soloist Mark Cheikhet – Violin
  4. W. A. Mozart – Serenade in G major, K. 525 “A Little Night Music”, Finale

Program is subject to change

Valeri Grohovski is the rarest of musicians – always playing with perfect taste.” – Tatiana Petrova, President of the Gnessin Music College, Moscow. A virtuoso classical pianist equally known for his jazz improvisational talent, Valeri Grohovski is in a class of his own. In addition to his busy concert and recording schedule, he composes, arranges and performs music in a wide range of styles for theatre and cinema. Born and raised in the former USSR, Valeri Grohovski received his doctorate in music in Moscow, before traveling to compete abroad, where he won numerous competitions in both Europe and the United States. Although he lived for a decade in the United States, he now divides his time between homes in Russia, France and Costa Rica.

Violinist Mark Cheikhet earned his master and doctorate degrees in violin performance from Moscow Conservatory. His influential teachers included Maya Glezarova, Eduard Grach, and Sergei Girshenko. He is touring widely as a soloist and in chamber ensembles throughout Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Mexico, and the U.S. His recent performances incluye Brescia-Festa Internazionale Della Musica, a festival of Russian Art in Marseille, France, along with The Promenade festival in Oldenburger, Germany and RAMA in Boston, MA.

Currently the bassist for the Kris Kimura Quintet, Adam Booker has been playing bass for over 20 years. In that short time he has been a member of the Jazz Pharaoh’s, The Asylum Street Spankers, the US Navy Band New Orleans, and others.

Darren Kuper, drums, has been playing music for over 20 years. Together with pianist Barry Brake, he spearheaded a new jazz group in 1990, naming it the Jazz Protagonists. In 2003 Modern Drummer magazine singled out his performances on “Bar Codes”, an album by Mike Brannon’s progressive-jazz group Synergy.

Please, purchase your tickets in advance as the seating is limited.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance