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  • Irena Muresanu, Romanian violinist highlighted our opening concert at the Romanian Embassy on September 13 with an entrancing concert of “Four Strings Around the World.” The journey started in Europe with pieces by: Enescu (Romania) Flynn (Ireland) Paganini (Italy) and Bach (Germany). After changing her stage clothing to reflect a new hemisphere, Irina took us to Iran (Vali), China (Sheng) and Argentina (Piazzola) before ending her journey with Native American and Bluegrass/Country solo violin interpretation. Her selection of a Chickasaw Nation tribal hymn Oshta (Four) was played with the hall room lights darkened, evoking a respect to tribal harmony.

  • On December 10th at the Embassy of Bulgaria, a very enthusiastic audience heard the brilliant young violinist, Julia Angelov, here pictured with H.E. Tihomir Stoytchev, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria and virtuoso pianist, Christopher Schmitt, in a program of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and other composers. This prize-winning artist is destined for a great career.

  • Classical guitarist, Ricardo Cobo, enthralled the audience at the Colombian Ambassador's residence with magnificent guitar solos from many Latin American countries. H.E. Francisco Santos and Mrs. Maria Victoria Garcia were the perfect hosts. An excellent buffet dinner was served to the audience and the Embassy Series welcomes the new Colombian Ambassador and his wife.

  • On November 19, at the Slovak Embassy, the audience was treated to an unusual program of great masterpieces, performed by virtuoso artists Dalibor Karvay, Violin and Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová, Guitar. They were warmly greeted by newly arrived to Washington, H.E. Ivan Korčok and Mrs. Soňa Korčoková.

  • A lovely evening of tangos and boleros were performed by guest artists Malena Dayen, mezzo soprano and David Rosenmeyer, pianist, at the Argentine embassy on April 27th to great acclaim by the enthralled audience. Here they are pictured with Embassy Series Director, Jerome Barry. A superb Argentine buffet ensued.

  • A capacity audience at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center of Oman thrilled to a gripping performance by The Oud Hobbyists Trio- Ziyad Al Harbi, Oud; Wahab Al Dhanki, Qanun and Idris Al Balushi, Percussion/ Guitar on Wednesday, April 25. The Omani embassy brought these superb artists from Muscat, Oman and prepared a lovely buffet for invited guests.

  • The Embassy Series and the Boston Consulting Group collaborated with the Embassy of Armenia and presented a warm program with Christopher Nazarian, Armenian bass and Christopher Schmitt, piano. The highly successful millennial event was addressed by Armenian Ambassador Grigor Hovhannissian on Aug. 3 in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the series

  • On November 4th at the Residence of the Icelandic Ambassador, the audience thrilled to the magnificent voice of Metropolitan Opera bass, Kristinn Sigmundsson with Gudny Gudmundsdottir, piano. The renowned bass sang songs of Iceland, Italy and other Scandinavian composers to the great enjoyment of an appreciative audience.

  • On March 15 a very exciting concert with brilliant Afghan pianist, Elham Fanoos was held at the Afghan Embassy. Jerome Barry, Director and newly arrived ambassador Roya Rahmani are featured at the Embassy.


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