“My, She”, a monologue based on Chekhov

“My, She”, a monologue based on Chekhov, was sang by Mikhail Svetlov, bass. It took part at Mr. Svetlov’s recital at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138) on November 8, 2014 at 7pm. Tickets: Adults – $30, Students and Seniors – $20. The program also featured […]

The Lion that Couldn’t Roar – October 2015

Margarita Zelenaia’s music fairy tale “The Lion that Couldn’t Roar” (for Piano trio, Clarinet and Narrator) will be performed at the Mannes Sounds Festival in October 2015 (the date is TBA). It will be part of the program dedicated to the music fairy tales written by the Russian composers, and curated by Irina Morozova. “The […]

The reading session of the “Foxtrot or an Orchestra Rehearsal” January 18, 2015

The reading session of the “Foxtrot or an Orchestra Rehearsal”,  a humoristic piece written by Margarita Zelenaia for the string orchestra, scheduled on January 18th, 2015 at 6pm. It will take place at the Special School of Music for gifted Children (at the Martin Luther King Educational Complex, at West 65th Street and Amsterdam, NYC). […]

Margarita Zelenaia’s “Byzantine Chants, a sacred concerto for a Solo Cello”

Margarita Zelenaia’s “Byzantine Chants, a sacred concerto for a Solo Cello” was performed lately by the cellist Aleks Tengesdal. It was part of his recital “Of Drones and Light” at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Duluth, MN, September 07, 2014.   The program also featured the works written for a solo cello by […]

Musical Presentation, dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Modest Mussorgsky, great Russian composer’s, birthday

Following the recent world premiere of the “Double Variations based on Mussorgsky” for a piano solo at the Summit Music Festival, Margarita Zelenaia will  be performing it again at the Special Music School for gifted children. The presentation will take place on Monday, September 8th, at 2 pm, at the Special Music School’s Auditorium (129 W 67th St, […]

‘Vocalize’ for Violin and Cello Performance on June 7th and 8th at Tulsa, OK

‘Vocalize’ for violin and cello (dedicated to Sergey Rachmaninoff) by Margarita Zelenaia will be performed by the Tulsa Modern Movement at HOLD, a trio of original dances, each one an invitation to think in fresh ways about memory and identity. HOLD unites commissioned live music, including the “Vocalize” by Margarita Zelenaia, with real-time video as three dancers learn […]

Congratulations to my former student, John Y. Lawrence!

I accidentally came across John’s review in Chicago Classical. Brilliant and interesting to read: http://chicagoclassicalreview.com/2014/05/phillips-and-owens-provide-sterling-artistry-in-wide-ranging-schubert-program/  

World premiere of the “Double Variations based on Mussorgsky”

World premiere of the “Double Variations based on Mussorgsky” World premiere of the “Double Variations based on Mussorgsky” by Margarita Zelenaia for a piano solo: July 25, 2014, 8pm. at the Richard A. Berman Student Center Concert Hall of Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) . As part of the “Summit International Music Festival’s” concert series Margarita […]

Excerpts from the “Byzantine Chants”

Excerpts from the “Byzantine Chants”, sacred concerto for a solo cello by Margarita Zelenaia: April 29th, 2014 On April 29th, at 8pm at the St. Peter’s Church in New York (53rd St. and Lexington) Andrey Tchekmazov, a cellist, will be performing three excerpts from the “Byzantine Chants”, sacred concerto for a solo cello by Margarita […]

New Pictures from Asian and American Premieres of “Lamentation”

Photos from both premieres can be found here: Asian premiere    American Premiere