Russian Chamber Chorus of New York
Nikolai Kachanov, conductor
Adrian Daurov, cello
David Kaplan, piano
Anna Shelest, piano
Martin Bakari, tenor
Julius Abrahams, piano
The concert presents new works by Grigory Smirnov featuring stellar performers of the new generation from the NYC area.
A native of Siberia, Russia, Grigory Smirnov is a New York-based composer of classical music. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he has been enjoying a fast-growing international career. His music has been performed around the globe, including at Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, Moscow Philharmonic Society and The Copenhagen Opera House. Among his recent commissions is a song cycle "Dowson Songs" commissioned by The ASCAP Foundation Charles Kingsford Fund, which will be given its world premiere in this concert.