Austrian Cultural Form - Concert
February 27th, 2015
Embassy of Austria/Austrian Cultural Forum
3524 International Court, NW
Washington, DC, 20008 USA

Concert | "Ballades, Fantasies, and Satires" by Russian Composers 

Washington’s Russian Chamber Art Society will present its third concert of the season, “Ballades, Fantasies, and Satires,” Friday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. 

One of the evening’s highlights will be a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s song cycle “Six Romances on Verses by English Poets,” Op. 62, by bass Grigory Soloviov, an alumnus of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. To create the cycle, the composer chose three poems by Robert Burns; one by Sir Walter Raleigh; Shakespeare’s Sonnet 66 (“Tir’d with all these, for restful death I cry”), translated by Boris Pasternak; and the nursery rhyme “The Grand Old Duke of York.” 2015 is the 40th anniversary of Shostakovich’s death.

Tickets for “Ballades, Fantasies, and Satires,” which include dessert and a wine reception, are $50. To purchase tickets, visit

I look forward to welcoming you on this occasion.
Kind regards,
Andreas Pawlitschek,
Cultural Counselor/Director
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