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Sergey Rakitchenkov and Arkady Serper are both graduates of the Moscow Tchaikovsy Conservatory who began their distinguished careers in the major concert halls of Europe and Russia before immigrating to the United States. In this program of works by Druzhinin, Glazunov, Prokofiev, Takemitsu, Bax and Brahms, they honor the late Fyodor Druzhinin—violist, composer and one of Rakitchenkovs teachers—who passed away in 2007.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.