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Get Classical lauch at the Rose Bar May 6th – emceed by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight

When: May 6th, 6 pm.

The launch of Get Classical @the Rose Bar, an intimate salon concert series of classical performance and commentary over aperitifs, brings the grandeur of the 19th-century salon to the 21st-century lounge.

Hosted by Ilona Oltuski / GetClassical, the series reflects on a changing cultural landscape within the classical scene and reaches out to a new listener, creating a bridge between the relaxed sophistication of the wet bar and the formality of the concert hall.

WQXR’s acclaimed radio host Terrance McKnight leads you through the evening’s program, which features pianists Vassily Primakov, Natalia Lavrova, David Aladashvili, Marika Bournaki and members of the Salome Chamber Orchestra and ETHEL, violinists Jennifer Choi and Angelia Cho. Merging the contemporary and traditional classical worlds, Get Classical carves out a new space, revitalizing this very important part of our city’s culture.

Ilona Oltuski is a music journalist (member of MCANA) who, inspired by interviews and friendships with great musicians, founded the music blog GetClassical and her website,, in 2009.

Featuring intimate portraits of classical performers and their stories, and written by a blogger who is herself a passionate lay musician, GetClassical prides itself on peering into the inner world of the artist and some of the developing trends within the world of music.

The evening will be emceed by WQRX's radio host Terrance Mcknight and will feature pianists: Vassily Primakov, Marika Bournaki, Natalia Lavrova and David Aladashvili.



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