The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Arts Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music. The concert is followed by a reception of delectable desserts and wine. You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends. Tickets for the rare delight of a classical concert at the French Embassy featuring the world-renowned performers are only $55 for a limited time.
The concert is devoted to the memory of charismatic Siberian-born baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who died last November at the age of 55 after a battle with brain cancer. During a tragically short international career, in which he appeared to acclaim as Onegin, Yeletsky, Rigoletto and Rodrigo, among other roles, “Dima,” a Distinguished Patron of RCAS, also gave many recitals of Russian art and folk songs. The first half of RCAS’s musical tribute will feature songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff sung by soprano Natalie Conte and baritone Timothy Mix. After intermission, baritone Kevin Wetzel will perform the complete 12-song cycle “Russia Cast Adrift” by Georgy Sviridov. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sang the Washington premiere of this work, set to poems by Silver Age poet Sergei Yesenin, at the Kennedy Center in 1995. Accompanying Conte, Mix and Wetzel will be pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern, RCAS founder and artistic director.
After the concert meet other guests in attendance during the wine and dessert reception. Space is limited so please reserve your tickets early.