Musalliance: Musical Journey Around the World
Friday, February 11 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$20 – $25
The Museum of Russian Art presents string duo Musalliance for a special concert in the main gallery of the museum.
Featuring Anna Kusner on guitar and Peter Omelchenko on domra (Russian mandolin), Musalliance is an exciting new string duo offering virtuoso interpretations of classical, international, and folk favorites. Both natives of Russia and graduates of Moscow’s prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Anna and Peter formed Musalliance shortly after Peter’s immigration to the United States in 2017, where he is a featured soloist with the Washington Balalaika Society.
Musical Journey Around the World is a program that guarantees to have something special and dear to everyone’s heart. It is truly a musical trip around the world. In this time of limited travel opportunities, it is a wonderful opportunity to experience the music of Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, and many other countries.
A special thank you to Igor Mikhailenko for his making this program possible.
Friday, February 11 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Doors open at 6:00 PM
Tickets: All Reserved Seating $20-25
TMORA Members receive $5 off every Member ticket – Use discount code TMORAMember at checkout.
Please note: The front desk of the Museum is not able to process tickets for this event. If you’d like direct assistance, please contact Michelle Massey, Director of Public Programs: 612-767-9914 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All audience members must present proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test (PCR) result taken within 72 hours prior to event. This is a masked event.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL: Proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test required.
We will require all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending this event. Proof of vaccination or a negative test result must be shown when entering the Museum.
Being fully vaccinated means completing your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the event date. Proof of vaccination includes bringing a physical card or showing a digital photo of your vaccination card.
Proof of a negative test result includes bringing a printed or digital copy of your test results.
All guests and staff will be required to wear masks inside the venue.
In 1990, Anna moved to Israel to study classical guitar at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and subsequently pursued a flourishing concert career in Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and Egypt, while releasing more than a dozen CDs. Anna has also taught classical guitar in both Russia and Israel, and has been teaching and performing in the United States since 2015.
After studying under Alexander Tsygankov at the Gnessin Academy, Peter was a featured domra player with Moscow’s Nekrasov Balalaika Orchestra and then advanced on to the world famous Osipov Balalaika Orchestra, where he performed as a soloist and became one of the Osipov’s principal arrangers. In Washington, Peter performs with the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra, where he also serves as an assistant conductor, and plays with several chamber groups.
Together, Anna and Peter bring to Musalliance the unique background of a rigorous Russian music education, extraordinary virtuosity, and a broad and eclectic repertoire drawn from both traditional and contemporary sources. While each is an extremely talented soloist in their own right, it is when they come together that their brilliance is magnified, and musical magic fills the air.