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Back by popular demand, Musalliance will take you on a dreamy journey through time and space to start your holiday season!

Program to be announced soon.

With Anna Kusner on guitar and Peter Omelchenko on domra (Russian mandolin), Musalliance is an exciting new string duo offering virtuoso interpretations of classical, international, and folk favorites. Both natives of Russia and graduates of Moscow’s prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Anna and Peter formed Musalliance shortly after Peter’s immigration to the United States in 2017, where he is a featured soloist with the Washington Balalaika Society.

In 1990, Anna moved to Israel to study classical guitar at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and subsequently pursued a flourishing concert career in Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and Egypt, while releasing more than a dozen CDs. Anna has also taught the classical guitar in both Russia and Israel, and is continuing her concertizing and teaching activities in the United States since coming here in 2015.

After studying under Alexander Tsygankov at the Gnessin Academy, Peter was a featured domra player with Moscow’s Nekrasov Balalaika Orchestra and then advanced on to the world famous Osipov Balalaika Orchestra, where he performed as a soloist and became one of the Osipov’s principal arrangers. In Washington, Peter performs with the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra, where he also serves as an assistant conductor, and plays with several chamber groups.

Together, Anna and Peter bring to Musalliance the unique background of a rigorous Russian music education, extraordinary virtuosity, and a broad and eclectic repertoire drawn from both traditional and contemporary sources. While each is an extremely talented soloist in his own right, it is when they come together that their brilliance is magnified, and musical magic fills the air.

Michelle Kim will introduce and provide background at the performance.

Masks must be worn in the building.


Our funders, the DC Department of Aging and Community Living, and the District of Columbia, are not requiring participants to be vaccinated to join our programs. Please be aware of proximity to others and do not join our in-person events if you are ill.

By registering for any in-person and on-line activities you waive any liability as follows–

In consideration of my voluntary participation in this Fitness/Wellness Class (“The Program”), I hereby agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify Iona Senior Services, and its employees, agents, and representatives (collectively “Iona”) from any and all actions, claims, and demands, for myself, my heirs, and/or my personal representatives, now and forever, as a result of injury, damage, or loss of property arising out of my participation in the Program. This release shall include any claims, demands, injuries, damages, or actions arising out of or connected with my use of Iona’s services and facilities, both on and off Iona’s premises, and from all acts of ordinary negligence on the part of Iona.

I recognize that the Program may include travel by public or private transit, private touring companies, walking, and other moderate physical activity. By agreeing to participate in the Program, I assert that I have willingly and knowingly accepted the risks inherent in such travel and activities, including bodily injury and property damage. I also assert that I have no physical condition, ailment, or limitation that would prevent me from participating in the Program in a safe manner. Finally, I assert that I have accident/health insurance coverage that will apply in the event of injury as a result of my participation in the Program.

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No classes on Monday, Sept. 5 - Labor Day
Masks and proof of vaccination are required at all in-person programs.
We encourage the use of N95 or KN95 masks.
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