Jun 18, 2011

The talented Anatoli Panchoshny has over twenty-five years experience as a concert soloist of Moscow Philharmonic covering numerous stages of Moscow and surroundings — from Baltics to Siberia. He currently teaches voice in  New York City. His rich bass voice was magnificent to hear on Saturday, June 18 at the Salmagundi Club in New York. The program included many instantly recognizable songs and opera arias. Although he stumbled for a moment at the beginning of W.A.Mozart’s Aria Leporello from opera Don Giovanni, apparently not recalling the first words in Italian, he made up for it by repeating the piece in Russian! He seemed most at home, naturally, with the songs in his native language, P. Tchaikovsky’s "It was in early spring" and “At the ball”, and S. Rachmaninoff’s “Morning” and “Spring’s waters”, and the well-known traditional Russian song “Song of the Volga Boatmen”, which he performed as an added-on treat. Finland Center’s Music Director Kalle Toivio accompanied smoothly as usual.