THE RUSSIAN EXPERIMENT: Soviet Culture in the 1920s

Soviet Culture of the 1920s with pianist Vladimir Feltsman Thursday October 19 at 7:30pm Abramson Family Recital Hall | Katzen Arts Center | American University Campus FREE ADMISSION – TICKET REQUIRED Presented by PostClassical Ensemble and American University’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Mr. Feltsman’s appearance made possible thanks to the support of Susan […]

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THE NEW BABYLON

The Classic 1929 Soviet Silent Film With Shostakovich’s score performed live by PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez (DC area premiere) Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2018/ 8:30 and 2pm American Film Institute Silver Theatre, Silver Spring This astonishing culminating achievement of the Soviet silent film era is an historical epic both whimsical and tragic, […]

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THE STAR OF ETHIOPIA

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Historic Visits to D.C. (1904-1910) Saturday, April 21 at 3 pm Pre-concert talk at 2:15 Gaston Hall | Georgetown University A PCE production in collaboration with the Georgetown University Department of Music Steven Mayer, piano Marty Lamar, baritone Members of PostClassical Ensemble Chorus of the Metropolitan AME Church Georgetown University Orchestra conducted by […]

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SECRET MUSIC SKIRMISHES OF THE COLD WAR: The Shostakovich Case

Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 pm The Washington National Cathedral Benjamin Pasternack, pianist Ashley Smith as President John F. Kennedy Commentary by former CIA Staff Historian Nicholas Dujmovic   Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2 (1943) Dmitri Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues (1950-52) Only in recent decades has it become known that the CIA covertly funded […]

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DEEP RIVER: The Art of the Spiritual

Wednesday, February 28, at 7:30 pm The Washington National Cathedral “Stentorian” – Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times Kevin Deas in Rehearsal at Washington National Cathedral Filmed and Produced by Behrouz Jamali, Dimension Media 2017   Kevin Deas, bass-baritone The Cathedral Choir Choristers from the Metropolitan AME Church, Woodrow Wilson High School, Eastern High School, and Howard […]

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MUSIC IN WARTIME: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 pm The Washington National Cathedral William Sharp, baritone Alexander Shtarkman, piano Members of PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez The Cathedral Choir conducted by Michael McCarthy Commentary by James Loeffler Hanns Eisler: Worker’s Choruses Hanns Eisler: The Hollywood Songbook (excerpts) Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 Arnold Schoenberg: The Ode to […]

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