A Very Busy May from San Francisco to Russia

I can say the spring was quite busy for me; hence, this is my first post since late April.  It was a very exciting time taking me to both the west & east coasts of the US and then back to Russia for my Moscow debut concert and then St. Petersburg.

May 2 – 405 Shrader, San Francisco with mezzo-soprano Betany Coffland (watch video HERE)

May 4 – Oysterville, Washington for a literally packed house solo performance.

May 10 – Saco River Theater, Buxton, Maine

May 13 – Arrive in Moscow for Days of American Culture in Russia, an exchange organized by the Educational Bridge Project

May 14 – Solo Recital, Oval Hall at the State Foreign Library – Russian premieres by Ken Ueno and Francine Trester, Moscow premiere by Kevin Siegfried (Video Here

Luba Kostenko

Luba Kostenko

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May 16 – Master class at the State University of Arts and Culture; Collaborative Recital with Russian actor Georges Devdariani at the Actors House; Red Arrow overnight train (former part of the Orient Express) to St. Petersburg.

May 18 – Luba Kostenko’s Art Studio Salon

May 18-21 – Rehearse Concert Champêtre by Thomas L. Read with cellist Anton Andreev of the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet for world premiere concert.

May 20 – Solo performance at Baltic State University; sit, play and be drawn by Artist Luba Kostenko.

May 21 – Performance at St. Petersburg Izmailovsky Library.  Night tour of open bridges over the Neva River.

May 22 – Performance at Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.  SPB premieres of New Lullabies by Ken Ueno and Francine Trester, and the world premiere of Concert Champêtre by Thomas L. Read with cellist Anton Andreev.

May 23 – A tour of Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin, Russia.

With Catherine at Catherine's Palace

With Catherine at Catherine’s Palace

May 24 – Depart Russia.  Hope to see you soon!

The Days of American Culture in Russia was organized by the Educational Bridge Project, Ludmilla Leibman, Director, and with financial support from the Eleanor Hale Wilson Summer Scholarship from the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation.

 

 

 

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