Dear Friends of the Educational Bridge Project:


We would like to tell you about the exciting program of our spring festival of 2010.


The 17th festival will take place in St. Petersburg, May 12th to 25th. The festival will include three major segments: Concerts with Historic Commentaries, Workshops and Education, and a series of musical evenings called Together Again. These segments will bring together Americans and their Russian counterparts for two weeks of intense collaboration.  Performing music together, exchanging ideas about education and sharing personal experiences help to build mutual trust and understanding between the two countries as we confront issues that challenge both our societies.


We are particularly excited about our Concerts with Historic Commentaries which will commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the end of WWII.  Young musicians from America and Russia will perform “Quartet for the End of Time” by French composer Olivier Messiaen - one of the most famous pieces of music to emerge from the War as a testament to the triumph of faith and hope. As part of our festival, on May 14th at the Hermitage Museum’s Theater, children from St. Petersburg will perform for WWII Veterans a concert of music commemorating the tragic events of the War.


These are but two of more than twenty events we are presenting. Visit our website (link) where we share with you a description of our whole program of festival events and the American performers.


Building bridges of understanding through international collaboration.