Experience the Paris of Chaliapin and Viardot, April 28

 
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Evoking the Parisian musical scene of the 19th and early 20th centuries, at this season-closing concert at the Embassy of France, soprano Jennifer Casey-Cabot and bass Denis Sedov 
will perform works by Charles Gounod, Modest Mussorgsky, 
Sergei Rachmaninov, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev with 
pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern, RCAS founder and artistic director.
 
Casey-Cabot, a graduate of Oberlin and Yale, will sing pieces from Pauline Viardot’s French repertoire as well as several of the celebrated soprano’s settings of Russian texts. She will also sing “Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova” and Natasha’s aria from
“War and Peace,” both by Prokofiev, and an aria from 
Stravinsky’s “The Nightingale,” first performed in Paris 
by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1914.
 
Sedov, a Jerusalem Academy graduate and a former member 
of  the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, will sing selections from legendary Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin’s signature repertoire, including Méphistophélès’s aria from Gounod’s “Faust,” Mussorgsky’s “Song of the Flea” and 
Aleko’s cavatina from Rachmaninov’s “Aleko.”  
In addition, violinist Emil Chudnovsky will play excerpts from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Love for Three Oranges” and pianist Genadi Zagor will improvise on themes of Stravinsky.
 
All this, plus a wine and dessert reception with the artists and your fellow lovers of art song and Russian culture.
 
 
$55 general admission
 
 
 
 
La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
Photo ID is required for entrance to the Embassy.
Street parking is available.
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