Chamber Music Concert: Taste of France

Mark Cheikhet, violin and Elena Portnaya, piano

WHEN: February 11, 2011, Friday at 7:30 pm

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20/$16 for RCC members

Mark has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Russia, Germany, France, Mexico and the USA. Among his recent performances are: Festival in Bressia Italy, Festival of the Russian Art in Marseille, and Festival “Oldenburg Promenade” in Germany. Click here and enjoy samples of Mark`s music!

Elena is a frequent guest artist in various concert series in Russia and USA. In seasons 2005-2010 she took part in “Musical Bridges Around the World” concert series in San Antonio, TX, both as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles. Since 2010 she has been working at Houston Grand Opera studio as an accompanist.

Cesar Franck. Sonata for violin & piano in A major, 2 parts:
1. Allegretto ben moderato
2. Allegro
Camille Saint-Saens. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor
Maurice Ravel. Tzigane
Jules Massenet. Meditation from Thaïs

The second part of the program is French cognac “Pierre Ferrand” presentation and tasting. Blending, a True Art Form. The superior quality and finesse of Pierre Ferrand Cognac is not only the result of aging, but also perfect production methods and subtle, meticulous blending. А cellar master identifies the eaux-de-vie that will best complement each other in the blend and maintain Pierre Ferrand Cognac`s reputation for excellence.
“By even the most discerning cognac enthusiast, Pierre Ferrand is made in a style that is rare in today’s mass produced spirits world…”

For more information call 713-395-3301 or e-mail

Event Sponsors

City of Houston

Houston Arts Alliance

This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

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