Episode 170 - “All of Us”

by Valerian Ruminski as Impresario

Music for the times we are living in.

With a singing foundation in choirs as an 8 yr old, Valerian Ruminski went on to sing pop music in his teens and 20’s. Looking to get out of his hometown, he and fellow Buffalonian, Emmy Award winning Jack Levy moved to LA via 2 years in Alaska working in fish canneries in 1988. Valerian sang, wrote songs, Jack played keyboards and drum machine with their first band Paradox. They ended up with a spec deal at A&M Records that materialized into a few recorded tracks. Valerian went on to a BA in Vocal Studies at University of Buffalo and the scholarship only AVA (Academy of Vocal Arts) diving into classical music training and opera. ​ Valerian has been performing internationally for 25 years in major opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Opera de Montreal, Musica Viva (Hong Kong), Opera de Monte Carlo, Opera Ireland and the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. Valerian also created Nickel City Opera, a non profit arts organization in Buffalo, NY now in its 12th year. In 2011, Valerian was honored to be inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2011. He currently lives in Palm Springs, CA. 

 

ALL OF US was written between May and October 2020 during lockdown. This project is a culmination of 30 years of musical experience and ability honed by constant exposure and involvement in opera performances and orchestral jobs. The theme of the CD is one of global community and equality. Human rights and freedom are stressed. All of Us, the song, is an anthem for humanity.  

Valerian Ruminski has infused a deep love for the pop genre into each and every track on his new CD ALL OF US. His hope is that anyone who listens to it might regain some appreciation for melody, harmony and lyrics which seem to have faded somewhat in the 21st century.  

Find more of Valerian:

Facebook: ​facebook.com/TwinfishRecords 

Website: www.ImpresarioProject.com

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Created during a time of quarantine in the global Coronavirus pandemic, A Moment Of Your Time’s mission is to provide a space for expression, collaboration, community and solidarity. In this time of isolation, we may have to be apart but let’s create together. 

Concept by Jenny Curtis

Theme music by Chris Porter

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