Five Fridays … only once!

Friday April 23rd

Premiere at 7:30pm

Ekaterina Skliar (mandolin and domra)

Ronaldo Rolim (piano)

Alexandra Nowakowski (soprano)

Ekaterina Skliar, Ronaldo Rolim, and Alexandra Nowakowski are represented by Astral Artists.  Click for artist bios.

We are very pleased to bring this single virtual concert to St. Paul’s, after the COVID pandemic caused the cancellation of the entire five-concert season in 2020-2021. Since 2011 the Five Fridays series has raised funds to benefit two local organizations that combat hunger and homelessness in NW Philadelphia.  Thanks to support from generous sponsors, all ticket revenue and donations from this concert will be shared between Face to Face Germantown and Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Reminders and an access link to the concert will be sent to registered ticket holders before the event, which will be available to view for one week following the premiere.


Any sponsor – whether a business or an individual – contributing $100 or more will be acknowledged in the concert program, and will receive complimentary access to the concert.  Scroll down for donation information.


Sonata No. 3 in D minor, BWV 527  –  J. S. Bach (1685-1750) 
Adagio for Mandolin and Harpsichord WoO 43b  –  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Pavane pour une infante defunte (trans. Chunin) –  Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Tango “Jalousie” (arr. Kugaevsky)  –  Jacob Gade (1879 – 1963)
Ekaterina Skliar, mandolin (Bach, Beethoven) & domra (Ravel, Gade)
Yanzhima Tsybikova, piano

Six Bagatelles, Op.126 –  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Ronaldo Rolim, piano

Kurpian Songs, Op.58 (selections) –  Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi) Giacomo Puccini –  (1858-1924)
Alexandra Nowakowski, soprano 
Ronaldo Rolim, piano

The concert will be streamed from the usual venue of the Five Fridays series, the labyrinth of St. Paul’s Church in Chestnut Hill.


You may make a sponsorship donation of $100 or more either online or by check. In either case, please be sure to identify your gift as follows: “Five Fridays Sponsor”.

  • A secure donation online: click here and select the Make a Donation button. Choose the Music Fund and add “Five Fridays Sponsor” in the optional memo.
  • A check made out to St. Paul’s Church with “Five Fridays Sponsor” in the memo line. Drop off at the Parish Office or mail to: 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118, attention Director of Music.