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2015–2016 Season

Russian Romances

Ghenady Meirson, Music Director and Piano

Tuesday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Russian opera arias and songs warm up a winter’s night in Center City in this annual concert favorite.

Sergei Prokofieff (1891-1953) Five Akhmatova Poems Op 27
1. Sun filled the room - Anush Avetisyan
2. True tenderness - Anush Avetisyan
3. Memory of the sun - Meryl Dominguez
4. Hello - Meryl Dominguez
5. Grey-eyed king - Meryl Dominguez

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) MacPherson’s Farewell Op 62, No 3
Anthony Schneider

Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998) Russian Song (Folk poetry)
Ethan Simpson

Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998) Saint Petersburg Song
Jared Bybee

Polina Nazaykinskaya (1987) Three Akhmatova Poems, American Premiere
1. Lullaby
2. Summer Garden
3. A Song
Vanessa Vasquez

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) From Jewish Folk Poetry Op 79
1. Lament for a Dead Infant - Anush Avetisyan, Alexandra Schenck
2. Thoughtful Mother and Aunt - JoAna Rusche, Meryl Dominguez
3. Lullaby - Allegra Da Vita
4. Before a Prolonged Separation - Alexandra Nowakowski, Marco Camarota
5. A Warning - Meryl Dominguez
6. Forsaken Father - Marco Camarota, Hannah Ludwig
7. Song of Want - Alasdair Kent
8. Winter - Matthew White, Meryl Dominguez, Alexandra Schenck
9. A Good Life - Mackenzie Whitney
10. Song of a Maiden - Alexandra Nowakowski
11. Happiness - Hannah Ludwig, Matthew White, Alexandra Nowakowski

 

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