Kalistos Chamber Orchestra
2003-2004  Season Concert No. 2
November 20, 2003 Thursday 8 pm

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St. Paul Church
[15 St Paul Street, Brookline, 02466]


For more information:
Sasha Callahan


Boston, MA (October 17, 2003)  The Boston-based Kalistos Chamber Orchestra'ss November concert features Dana and Yuri Mazurkevich, world-renowned violinists and violin professors at Boston University.  Both studied with David Oistrakh and have won numerous international competitions.  The Mazurkevichs have performed in more than 35 countries around the world.  This concert is the only opportunity for Boston chamber music audiences to hear the Mazurkevichs' unique interpretations of the Bach and Schnittke concertos for two violins. 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students/ senior citizens, and are available at the door or by calling 617-393-1960.

Kalistos Chamber Orchestra featuring guest artists Yuri and Dana Mazurkevich

G.F. Handel         Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No.5 in D major

J.S. Bach         Concerto for two violins in d minor BWV 1043
                                 Featuring Yuri & Dana Mazurkevich

Alfred Schnittke            Concerto Grosso No. 1 for two violins
                                 Featuring Yuri & Dana Mazurkevich

8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 2003.

St. Paul's Church
15 St. Paul Street
Brookline, MA 02446

About Kalistos
Kalistos Chamber Orchestra was formed in the winter of 2002 by a group of Boston area musicians brought together by their common love of music and a desire to contribute to the community.  These players share a willingness to bring their varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences together in a collaborative environment, creating a an orchestra that is democratic in its artistic direction.  The group is fully rotational both musically and administratively, allowing each member an opportunity to explore a broad range of responsibilities and roles.  For more information visit

For more info please contact us at
800-896 7340 or email info@kalistos.org

Ticket Prices
Adults $20
Students with valid ID $10

yuri and dana pic
Guest Artists' bio
Yuri Mazurkevich & Dana Pomerants-Mazurkevich   
The Mazurkevich Violin Duo combines the virtuoso playing of Yuri Mazurkevich, and the inspired and spirited energy of his wife and aritist partner, Dana Pomerants-Muzurkevich.  The Mazurkeviches represent the versatility and techical perfection of the Russian School of violin.

Proteges of the legendary violinist David Oistrakh, the Mazurkeviches graduated from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory.  Immediately following their graduation, they were both invited to teach at the Kiev Conservatory.  While performing and teaching in the former Soviet Union, Dana won prizes in the J.S. Bach International Competition and the George Enesco Violin Competition.  Yuri received his laureate diploma in Helsinki, Munich and Montreal.

The Mazurkeviches emigrated to Canada in 1975, where they joined the music faculty at the University of Western Ontario.  In 1985, they moved to Boston where Yuri was appointed Professor of Violin at Boston University and was chairman of the String Department from 1986-1995.  Dana has been a Professor of Violin at Boston University and the Longy School of Music since 1986.

Each artist is an acclaimed soloist and their combined talents make them an outstanding performing duo.  They have received accolades in Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Pacific Asia.  The duo's summer teaching and performing activities have included Tanglewood, the Victoria International Festival, Johannesen International School of the Arts, Banff Center for the Arts, and various European festivals.

The Mazurkevich Violin Duo has performed on radio and television programs in both hemispheres, including BBC, CBC, ABC(Australia), Radio France, Radio Moscow, Sender Freies Berlin, and many others.  Both artists have recorded on several labels, including Melodya, Masters of the Bow, and SNE.

What the Press says about our soloists
"An offbeat treat... The Mazurkevich performances were those of accomplished technicians and musicians."
Allen Hughes, New York Times, USA

Truly unique... complete mastery of their instruments
Badische Zeitung, Germany

Mazurkevich duo scores triumph in Toronto debut.
Toronto Globe and Union, Canada

Great interpreters... They are simply sensational.
Sudkurier, Germany

Brilliant artists... ideal duet playing.... The listeners gave them a standing ovation.
Volkstimme, Switzerland

Festival Canada pulled off a real coup when it lured the violin duo.... The audience was present at a performance of the first magnitude.
Ottawa Journal, Canada

Excellence in duplicate...  the finest violin playing of the year.
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Volunteer opportunities,
If you would like to volunteer for Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, we have a number of opportunities ranging from ushers to graphic designer.  Please contact us at 800 896 7340 and leave your contact info.

Sponsorship Opportunities
We are always seeking sponsors to make our concerts possible.  Please contact us if you would like to join KCO's efforts in making our community a more beautiful place to live in.

Program notes coming soon...

G. F. Handel

Alfred Schnittke


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Forged from the fires of musical passion, Kalistos has emerged as the newest Chamber Orchestra to beat its heart in harmonic motion.  Coalescing from many nations and backgrounds, the members bring fresh insight to traditional repertoire and a keen glance at the cutting edge.  Beyond just a musical choice for an evening, Kalistos is a force bringing energy to education and other community programs.
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Bios of Musicians
Rayoung Ahn *
Antonaneta Anguelova *
Sasha Callahan
Gillian Clements *
Andrew Eng
Bram Goldstein *
Adda Kridler
Lydia Peno *
Nikola Takov
Viktoria Tchertchian
Angel Valchinov *
Miwako Yamanaka *

Karen Matsumaru *
Dan Ogury *
Bradley Ottesen
Dimitar Petkov

Leo Eguchi
  Laura Metcalf*
Sam Ou *
Valentina Takova *

Brian "Commodore" Perry

Pedro Persone*

harpsichord/prepared piano
Barbara Lieurance*

Chris Younghoon Kim

* denotes guest artist


Our past concerts


October 9, 2003
Vento Chiaro
Evan Chambers, composer

November 20, 2003
Yuri & Dana Mazurkevich, violins

February, 2004
Laura Bossert & Terry King

May , 2004
Ed Barker, bass


Dean College Concert
February 22, 2003

Exeter Resideny
February 17-18, 2003

May 19, 2002
Gabriela Lena Frank, composer
Osvaldo Golijov, composer

September 27, 2002
Georgy Valtchev, violin

November 1, 2002
David Gordon, tenor
Eric Rusk, horn

March 14, 2003
Winston Choi, piano

May 9, 2003
Mihail Jojatu, cello



 Origin of Kalistos:
Callisto   n.
Greek Mythology. A nymph, beloved of Zeus and hated by Hera. Hera changed her into a bear, and Zeus then placed her in the sky as the constellation Ursa Major. One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the eighth in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest planetary satellite.
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email: info@kalistos.org
web: http://www.kalistos.org
phone: 800.896.7340