DEMO of “Caligula’s Favorite Play” (English adaptation of my opera entitled “Caligula”) with five singers and piano

I have finished my opera, entitled “Caligula” (“Caligula’s Favorite Play” the English adaptation), and recorded a 9’ DEMO in English. I have collaborated with the very talented librettists Igor Tsunsky and Eric Nicholas, Katya Ignatova amazingly helped Eric with translation. My cast of singers participating in the DEMO are fantastic: Mikhail Svetlov is one of […]

European premiere of “Homage I”, for Clarinet and Violin

European premiere of “Homage I”, for Clarinet and Violin On August 18, 2017, at 8 pm, as part of the concert series “Summer Concerts in Dordrecht”, Netherlands, Margarita Zelenaia’s “Homage I”, for Clarinet and Violin, has received the European premiere. Performers: Thea Rosmulder and Karin Dolman. Program also featured works of Darius Milhaud, Igor Stravinsky, […]

“My, She”, monologue based on Chekhov, for bass and piano

As part of the Benefit concert, Margarita Zelenaia’s “My, She”, a monologue (based on Chekhov) for bass and piano, will be performed on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 4pm.  It will take place at George F. Baker Jr And Jr Houses (75 E 93rd St, New York, New York 10128). Performers: bass – Mikhail Svetlov […]

Aug 7th: World premiere of Vivaldi’s “Summer” from The Four Seasons

The world premiere of Margarita Zelenaia’s piano concerto transcription of the Vivaldi’s “Summer” from The Four Seasons for 2 Pianos 8 Hands. Anna Gourfinkel, Susan Merdinger, Irina Nuzova and Margarita Zelenaia will be giving its world premiere as part of the of the Summit Music Festival’s 27th concert season. Program also featured works by Mozart, Frank, and Brahms. Performers: Greta and Massimiliano Mainolfi, Adam […]

From idea to embodiment

By invitation of the Rockland County Music Teachers Guild, I will give a talk entitled “From idea to embodiment”. I will demonstrate the idea generation process and showcase a variety of my works. WHEN: May 3rd at 10pm WHERE: at Simons Hall of the Rockland Music Conservatory at 45 South Main Street, Pearl River, NY 10965.

“I Believe”, Prayer for Violin solo and string orchestra

Sunday, February 19, at 3pm, “I Believe” by Margarita Zelenaia will be performed as part of the “Midwinter Fest”. Program also featured works by Arthur Gottschalk, David Maves, and Lan-In Winnie Yang. Free Admission.   The North/South Chamber Orchestra Max Lifchitz, conductor, Claudia Schaer, violin, Elizabeth Farnum, soprano Sunday, February 19, at 3pm Christ and […]

Pantomimes, Russian Premiere

After the world premiere of my ‘Pantomimes’ (suite for a piano solo in three movements) at Carnegie Hall, its following performances in China, Israel and Canada, its Russian premiere is coming December 6, 2016.   Centre of Contemporary Music in Moscow 6 Dec 2016, Tuesday Myaskovski hall of the Moscow conservatoire, 19:00 13, B.Nikitskaya ul., […]

The US premiere of Margarita Zelenaia’s “The Agony in the Garden” for viola and piano

The US premiere of Margarita Zelenaia’s “The Agony in the Garden (based on the El Greco’s painting)” for viola and piano Yuri Gandelsman, a violist, will be giving the US premiere of “The Agony in the Garden (based on the El Greco’s painting)  with Janna Gandelsman at the piano as part of the recital of […]

Margarita Zelenaia’s Arts Songs, Nov. 17th, NYC

New Opera NYC presents the “Russian Delights” with Andrey Nemzer, a countertenor. When: Thursday, November 17,2016 at 7:30 PM Where: The George F. Baker, Jr. House 75 East 93rd Street, New York, NY. TICKETS: $30-45 Andrey Nemzer, a countertenor, the winner of the 2012 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, will perform the program of favorites drawn from the Russian repertory: art songs […]

Inter/ Ago: choreography by Tadej Brdnik at the Battery Dance Festival

Inter/Ago   Choreography: Tadej Brdnik Music: Margarita Zelenaia “Byzantine Chants” (feat. Andrey Tchekmazov) Costumes: Barbara Delo Lighting: Barry Steele Set: Reynaldo Then Run Time: 18 minutes   The music of the “Byzantine Chants”, sacred concerto for a solo cello, was used for a ballet. Andrey Tchekmazov, an amazing cellist, who commissioned this work, has the […]