Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf “Sergey Rachmaninoff”

Graf

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 7:30p.m.

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

ADMISSION: $20, RCC members – $16

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Wine will be served

Hans Graf, Musical Director of Houston Symphony 2001-2013 and now Conductor Laureate is back in town!

Maestro will participate in University of Houston Texas Musical Festival and lead Festival Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1.

In conjunction with this concert we organize the Evening with maestro Graf dedicated to Sergey Rachmaninoff.

In the program:

  • Presentation by Hans Graf;
  • Excerpts from the documentary about the composer;
  • Preludes by Sergey Rachmaninoff.

Performers: Tali Morgulis, professor of piano, and her student, Sonya Bondouil, Moores School of Music.

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 Russian General Store

 

Piano Music Evening with Duo AleAnya

WHEN: Friday, October 10, 7:30p.m.

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

ADMISSION: $20

Wine will be served

Duo AleAnya

Alena Gorina and Anya Grokhovski, concert pianists with extensive performing experience, came together to share their love of the piano-duo repertory.

Both Alena and Anya hold Doctoral Degrees in piano performance;  Alena from UT Austin and Anya from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. Currently Alena is a lecturer at Texas State University, San Marcos and Anya Grokhovski is the Artistic Director of “Musical Bridges Around the World”, a non-profit cultural and educational organization based in San Antonio, Texas.

Their programing is greatly influenced by their cultural roots as Alena was born, raised, and educated in Belorussia and  Anya in Moscow, Russia. Needless to say, Russian music takes a special place in the hearts of Duo AleAnya.

Program:

  • Brahms “Souvenir De La Russie”
  • Chaminade “Pieces Romantiques” Op, 55
  • Rachmaninoff “6 Morceaux” Op.11

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

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
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

 

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

 

Rachmaninoff Birthday Celebration

WHEN: April 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

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

ADMISSION: $20 / RCC Members $15

Performers:
Vagram Saradjian, cello
Tatiana Gerasimova, piano
Oleg Sulyga, violin

Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) is one of the most formidable pianists of the 20th century and the last truly great composer in the Russian Romantic tradition. Early influences of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov gave way to Rachmaninoff’s personal musical style full of lyricism, expressive breath, structural ingenuity and a tonal palette of rich, distinctive orchestral colors.

The program includes first movement of Rachmaninov’s Trio Elegiaque in D minor  written in memory of Tchaikovsky in 1893.

Vagram Saradjian studied at Moscow Conservatory with Mstislav Rostropovich. He appeared with leading orchestras and conductors, such as Gergiev, Rostropovich, M. Shostakovich and Y. Temirkanov. Mr. Saradjian is a professor of cello at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music.

Tatiana Gerasimova actively performs in solo concerts as well as with instrumentalists, ensembles and vocalists throughout Russia, Europe, and USA. She teaches piano at Moores School of Music.

Oleg Sulyga is a violinist of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and the Mercury Baroque. As orchestral musician he has performed with the Chicago Symphony and the Houston Symphony.  Mr. Sulyga has been a participant of numerous international festivals worldwide such as Prague Spring, Pacific Music Festival, Colmar International Music Festival, and Schlezwig-Holstein Festival.

Event Sponsors

City of Houston

Houston Arts Alliance

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