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Cheers!: Red Star Red Army Chorus (Russia)


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Come and enjoy the spectacular moments of Red Star Red Army with Russian dance, military songs, traditional folk tunes and movie theme songs.

“It was a colorful mixture to both eye and ear. Songs of love or melancholy alternated with ones of mischief or comedy, interspersed with wonderful dances of amazing vitality...The speed of the footwork was memorable, as were the great leaps and furious, squalling turns, the timing and the humor, the perfect symphony of the male and female dancers.”  Seattle Post

“The singers’ control of dynamics, from little pinpricks of sound to a vocal tornado, was remarkable.” Reading Times

29 December 2011 (Thu) 8pm
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
$260, 200, 160, 100

30 December 2011 (Fri) 8pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
$200, 160, 100

Tickets for 29 December are SOLD OUT.  Thank you for your support!

 
Performer

Artistic Director/ Chief Conductor: Nikolay Rabovskiy
Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble

 
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Programme

29 December 2011 (Thu) 8pm
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall

Aleksandr Aleksandrov

Sacred War

Vassily – Soloviev

On the March

Vassily Solovyov-Sedoy

Moscow Night

Boris Terentiev

Regimental Polka

Georgy Movcesian

The Hearts of the Rocket Troupers

I. Dunaevski

Oy, the Kalina is Blooming

Ukrainian Folk Song

Stable The Horses

Gypsy Romance

Dark Eyes

Russian Folk Song

Kalinka

Blue light

Swarthy Woman

Katusha

Evening On The Roadstead

 

 

Performance of Dance Ensemble

Military Dance

Cossacks’ Dance

Yarmorka

Russian Dance

Russian Sailor’s Dance

Festival of Joy


 


30 December 2011 (
Fri) 8pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall

 

Boris Terentiev

Regimental Polka

Leonid Knipper

Meadowland

Vassily Solovyov-Sedoy

Moscow Night

Movie Theme Song

Sunrise, Sunset

American Folk Song

Shenandoah

Ukrainian Folk Song,

Stable The Horses

Gypsy Romance

Dark Eyes

Russian Folk Song

The Evening Bell

Kalinka

My Living Love

Behind An Island (Stenka Ruzin)

Korobeiniki

Katusha

 

 

Performance of Dance Ensemble

Cossacks’ Dance 

Military Dance

Ukrainian Hopak Dance

Russian Dance

Russian Sailor’s Dance

Holiday on the Don River

 
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Details of Performers

Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble

The Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble (group) was formed in the former USSR Strategic Missile Forces in January 1977.  It performed concerts primarily for troops of the Missile Forces.  In 1989, the ensemble expanded its artistic horizons.  The work of the troupe was no longer limited to entertaining the troops, but also actively participating in arts festivals in many cities of Russia.  Then, it moved into top concert halls of Moscow and the eventual embarking on foreign tours to Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium and the United States.  They also performed regularly on radio and television.  In 1992, the group has toured 65 major American cities to sell-out announcements coast to coast.  They will return to the United States in the winter of 2012 to celebrate its 20thanniversary of that legendary introductory tour in 1992. 

 

Thanks to the distinctive creative nature of the ensemble, with its youthful personnel of an average age of 27 years old of the performers, the ensemble is regarded as one of the leading performing group of the armed forces.  Currently, the Ensemble has plans for recordings, television specials, participating in arts festivals in Russia, the Ukraine, Belorussia, and touring Europe and the Far East. 


Nikolay Rabovskiy                                    

Artistic Director/Chief Conductor

Nikolay Rabovskiy was born in 1947 in Baku, Azerbadjian.  His father was an active officer of the former Soviet Army.  Rabovskiy has shown much interest in playing piano and singing when he was a kid.  In 1955, he entered a choral school in Moscow, Russia.  Upon graduation from the choral school, Rabovskiy went on studying conducting at the prestigious Gnesin Conservatory in Moscow and studied under Professor Chernov.  After graduation in 1966, he continued his choral conducting education with Professor Sukhanov. In 1971, Rabovskiy went to serve in the former Soviet Army as a choral conductor of a Local Army Division Ensemble of Song & Dance.  In 1981, Rabovskiy left the military and was invited to be the assistant conductor of the Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble.  In April 2009, the former leader of the Ensemble, Colonel Bazhalkin, retired and Rabovskiy was promoted to be the Chief Conductor of the Ensemble, as well as given the rank of Colonel.  He is currently the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Red Star Red Army Chorus & Dance Ensemble.

 
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Programme Length

Running time of each performance is about 1 hour 50 minutes with an intermission of 20 minutes.
Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme.

 
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Ticket and Concession

Tickets available from 15 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking.

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis). Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission#

Cheers! Series Discount#
10% off for each purchase of 2 different programmes;
15% off for each purchase of 3 different programmes;
20% off for each purchase of 4 or more different programmes.

Group Booking Discount#
10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;
15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;
20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets.
(except HKOS 2011 X’mas Concert: A Thankful Christmas)

 Each ticket admits one person only. Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.

# All discounts are not applicable to Puppetry Workshop for Fruit Story by Fantasy Puppet Theatre,Family Workshop by Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China & The Creation of Vegetable Musical Instruments Workshop by The Vegetable Orchestra (Austria)

 
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Other programmes in the ‘Cheers!’ Series:

Fruit Story by Fantasy Puppet Theatre, The Puppet Ballet – The Little Mermaid by Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu Puppet Troupe of China, An Evening of Ballet Music by Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra, A Concert of Popular Chinese Music by Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra, The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer by Weeping Spoon Productions (Australia), A Fantastic Journey @ X’mas by Jumbo Kids Theatre, HKOS 2011 X’mas Concert: A Thankful Christmas, Heroic Boys by Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China,ONIONOISE by The Vegetable Orchestra (Austria) and The Little Snowman & Sunflower II by Make Friends With Puppet

 
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Enquiries
Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk 

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

 
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