Concert of Russian Music Celebrates Sister City Connection

December 24, 2015

A concert of instrumental and vocal works by Russian composers will celebrate connections between Rochester and its Sister City of Velikiy Novgorod at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall.  

Held on Christmas Eve according to the Julian calendar, the Russian Friendship Concert is presented by the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) in partnership with Linkages of Rochester, Inc.  

ECMS faculty and students will present works by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Alexander Gedike, Nikita Koshkin, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, who was born in the vicinity of Novgorod.  

Performers include pianists Howard Spindler, Alla Kuznetsov, Anna Maimine, Maddie Hager, Hannah Wall, Matthew Barry, Andy Freeman, Irina Gao, and John Douglas Hanson; guitarists David Steinhardt, Sam Coyle, and Taylor Klinsky; cellist Jackie Hager; bass-baritone Joe Finetti; and sopranos Yvonne Trobe and Natalia Hulce. 

The Russian Friendship Concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the school’s Cominsky Promenade.  

Linkages of Rochester, Inc., is a volunteer organization that promotes professional, educational, and cultural exchanges between Rochester and Velikiy Novgorod. 

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Calendar Listing: 

Wednesday, January 6

Russian Friendship Concert. Concert of music by Russian composers celebrating connections between Rochester and its Sister City of Velikiy Novgorod. Sponsored by the Eastman Community Music School and Linkages of Rochester, Inc.

7:30 p.m.

Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.