Russian Summer’s Night


The thirteenth annual Russian Night will be held on Friday, June 1st 2018 at Peterloon Estate .  The evening will include a gourmet Russian dinner in the gardens of Peterloon Estate, a live concert, as well as vodka tasting throughout the evening and a live auction! All proceeds will benefit our fund raising campaign for our new church in Loveland, Ohio. You can support our region’s preservation of Russian culture by attending this festive evening and getting your own “taste” of Russia! For more information contact Anya Marshall at or at 513-248-2293

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Hand-painted Plates

Two hand painted plates of Russian churches in winter by artist J. Peters. Presented in gold-toned frames.

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Banquet Menu

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Grilled Goat Cheese, Bacon and Roasted Tomato Bite, Black Sea Salt

Salmon Mousse in Phyllo Cup with Sprig of Dill


Mushroom and Potato Soup


Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad

on a Bed of Greens

Assorted Rolls and Sliced Dark Rye

with Butter Rosettes

Choice of Entree

Bistro Beef Filet, Pickled Onion, Beet Horseradish Aioli

Grilled Summer Vegetables

Marble Red Skin Potatoes, Butter, Herbs

Seared Sturgeon, Champagne Beurre Blanc, Caviar Garnish

Grilled Summer Vegetables

Marble Red Skin Potatoes, Butter, Herbs

Yellow Pepper stuffed with Quinoa, Feta & Vegetables atop a bed Creamy Polenta, Herb Puree

Seasonal Vegetable Sauté


Individual Strawberry Charlotte


Simon Barrad, Baritone

The versatility of “gorgeous voiced” baritone, Simon Barrad, has been heard
across the United States and Europe in opera, Lieder, and oratorio concerts.  His
favorite performed roles and pieces include Dandini (La Cenerentola) with Queen City
Opera, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Owen
Wingrave, Kaiser Overall (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Carmina Burana, and Sibelius’
Kullervo Symphony. He has recently sung with such companies and festivals as the
Tanglewood Music Center, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the
Los Angeles Bach Festival.
As a Fulbright scholar in Helsinki from 2015-16, Mr. Barrad toured southern
Finland with his Musical Madeleine recital, and gave lectures and private lessons
promoting contemporary American art song abroad.  His recent performances of Finnish
and American music have brought him wide acclaim as a recitalist, headlining in venues
including the Berlin Philharmonie, Helsinki’s Musiikkitalo, Cincinnati’s Music Hall, and
Finland’s National Opera House, and his gift for creative recital programming led to a
residency as Songfest’s very first Recital Fellow.  In January 2017, Mr. Barrad’s recital,
Suomericana, premiered in Finland, where it was featured on Finnish television, and
was hailed as “the best recital ever performed in Camerata hall” – the recital and
chamber music hall at the prestigious Helsinki Music Centre.
Simon is also an avid lover and performer of jazz and new music.  He is a four-
time Downbeat magazine national award winner for vocal jazz, and he has performed at
the Monterey Jazz Festival, ADCA conventions across the country, and the Grammys
as a member of the Grammy vocal jazz ensemble.  In the realm of new music, he has
consistently championed new works, giving first performances of works by John
Harbison, David Lang, and many others, as well as performing at the John Duffy
Institute for New Opera under the direction of Libby Larsen.
Mr. Barrad holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with Kenneth Shaw.  His recent
coaches include John Harbison, Dawn Upshaw, Alan Smith, Sanford Sylvan, Gustav
Djupsjöbacka, and Kenneth Griffiths, and he has sung master classes with Martin Katz,
Graham Johnson, Gerald Finlay, Margo Garrett, and Julius Drake. Mr. Barrad also
holds a BM in Voice and a French Language minor from the Bob Cole Conservatory of
Music at California State University, Long Beach, where he was inducted into the Phi
Beta Kappa honor society. He has recently completed a word for word translation and
IPA transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and is currently working on Shostakovich’s
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Upcoming engagements include Robert in Iolanta
with Queen City Opera, the Marchese d’Obigny in La traviata with Cincinnati Opera, and
a seven-week summer residency at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont.


Single200.00 USDDonation for a single ticket
Couple300.00 USDDonation for 2 tickets
Table1000.00 USDDonation for 8 tickets
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