2018-2019 Professional Concert Series
Stanislav Khristenko

Washington Conservatory of Music presents


A Celebration of Chopin

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8 PM
Westmoreland Congregational
United Church of Christ
One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816
FREE (donations welcome) | directions

Stanislav Khristenko has won top prizes at some of the world's most prestigious piano competitions. In 2013 alone he won the 1st Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Maria Canals International Music Competition and was 4th laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition. He has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Bilbao and Tenerife Symphony, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra among many others, and has performed solo concerts in Weill and Zankel halls at Carnegie Hall, Schubert-Saal at Vienna Konzerthaus, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels to name a few.

His all-Chopin concert will include Polonaise, Op. 53; Nocturnes Op. 48, No. 1 & 2; Fantaisie, Op. 49, and Ballades No. 1, Op. 23; No. 2, Op. 38, No. 3, Op. 47 and No. 4, Op. 52. The evening also launches Khristenko's appointment as 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence at the Washington Conservatory, one of the 16 nationally accredited community arts schools in the United States.

In addition to his Sept. 8 concert Khristenko will present four monthly "Chopin Salon Conversations" on Sundays at 3 pm at the Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD - next door to Adventure Theatre. Each "salon" will include demonstrations and performances by both Mr. Khristenko and select Washington Conservatory students - each based on a specific Chopin genre: Sept 9: Ballades and Nocturnes; October 14: Mazurkas and Polonaises; November 11: Scherzos and Etudes; December 9: Waltzes and Sonatas. Tickets for the "Salons" are $15 at the door.


Audience members are invited to a post-concert Wine & Words in the church social hall – a fun and informal question and answer session with the artists, with complimentary beverages.

The Washington Conservatory is a nationally accredited community music school for students of all ages. The Conservatory presents a professional monthly concert series October through May at Westmoreland Church in Bethesda and other public concerts and events throughout the year at Glen Echo Park. The Conservatory welcomes both seasoned and novice classical concert-goers and encourages families to attend our concerts with their children. Back balcony seating at the Westmoreland Circle location is suggested for families with small children as a courtesy to other audience members and to allow for easy exit. Conservatory Concerts are funded by donations and presented free of charge to allow those of all ages and economic means to enjoy outstanding live classical music in the community. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Parking is on-street on Massachusetts and Western Avenues and in the parking lot of Westmoreland Congregational UCC church. As a courtesy, please refrain from parking in the neighborhood and blocking the driveways of our neighbors.

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