Much is being said about engaging concert audiences, and indeed, when done well, it is a win-win proposition. For years we've been offering "The Audience Vote!" concept, in which concertgoers have direct input into selecting the composition they will hear. Now we are taking it one step further, and it involves soloists being selected by the audience! The "test-drive", which took place during the sping 2015 USA tour, proved the concept's validity, and it is now being offered at upcoming concerts. Here is how it goes (5-minute video):

In June we performed end-of-season concerts of our "Nightcap with the Classics" cycle and the ever-popular concerts on the boat. In late-June, we flew to Munich and spent a week in that wonderful city, performing three opening concerts of the charming "Radeberger OPEN AIR '15" festival. Our own annual summer festival "Kremlin at the Kuskovo Estate" -- held in outskirts of Moscow in the beautiful and well preserved 18th century summer estate of the Russian nobleman, Count Sheremetev -- this year is devoted to the music of Tchaikovsky, in honor of the 175th anniversary of his birth. The first four programs of the festival are filled exclusively with Tchaikovsky's music. The final marathon concert, in addition to everyone's favorite "Serenade for String Orchestra" also features music of Mozart and other composers.

Overall, we had a great season and look forward to more musicmaking after our well deserved summer vacation!

Take a look at a little video from the afterconcert party - the Kremlin gals do know how to party!!!

COMING UP

Traditionally, there will be two USA tours in the upcoming season. There are still some dates, that could be available for new bookings. And booking of the '16-'17 season goes full speed. Why not to join?
 2015:
October 6, Fairfield, IA, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
October 8, Ames, IA, Iowa State University (joint concert with the University chorus)
October 10, Charleston, WV, Charleston Chamber Music Society
October 11, Gambier, OH, Kenyon College
October 12, Campbersville, KY, Central Kentucky Arts Series
October 13, Springfield, OH, Wittenberg University (joint concert with the University chorus)
October 14, Allendale, MI, Grand Valley State University
October 15, Quincy, IL, Quincy Civic Music Association
October 16, Pittsburg, KS, Pittsburg State University
October 17, Wichita, KS, Wichita State University
October 18, West Plains, MO, Missouri State University
 2016:
February, 20, Seguin, TX, Texas Lutheran University
February, 23, Searcy, AR, Harding University
February, 25, Tarpon Springs, FL, Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
February, 26, Winter Haven, FL, Polk Community College
February, 27, Panama City, FL, Panama City Music Association
February, 28, Jacksonville Beach, FL, Beaches Fine Arts Series
March 1, Salisbury, MD, Salisbury University
March 2, Houghton, NY, Houghton College
March 3, New-York, NY, Trinity Concerts (1.00 PM)
March 3, Chestertown, MD, Washington College