A recipient of the 2006 Gilmore Young Artist Award, Paremski was born in Moscow in 1987 and currently attends Mannes College The New School for Music. Kahane, a graduate of Brown University, is in the midst of a burgeoning career as a singer-songwriter, pianist and composer, synthesizing classical, jazz and pop forms.
Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to help fund domestic AIDS-related services, raising money through special events, private house concerts, recording and merchandising projects, and individual donations, in addition to foundation and corporate support.
CAYENNE aims to unite young classical music fans with philanthropists to further the mission of Classical Action. Its first event was held in February and featured jazz musicians Kurt Elling and Fred Hersch. The program on June 21 includes works by Mozart and Prokofiev as well as Kahane's craigslistlieder, art song settings of eight anonymous posts from the website craigslist.org.
Information on and tickets for the performance, at $40 each ($25 for students), are available at www.classicalaction.org.