Dear Friends of the Educational Bridge Project,

It is with great sadness that I am writing to you today just a little less than a month before our 22nd Russian-American festival begins. During these few months between the last festival in May and the upcoming one in October, we lost two of our best friends and strongest supporters – Roman Totenberg and John Silber.

It seems like only yesterday that Roman Totenberg hosted at his home a private concert of young St. Petersburg violinists, the very same ones to whom he had given a master class ten years ago, in 2001. Dr. Silber who several times during EBP fall festivals opened his home for the parties and musical events, relished Mussorgsky as much as Russian folksongs sung informally and spontaneously.

We will always remember these extraordinary people, their kindness, support, and belief in the political and cultural mission of the Educational Bridge Project.

We will dedicate the whole upcoming festival to the memory of Roman Totenberg and John Silber. They will be with us through all festival events: at the master-classes and performances, presentations, discussions, and musical exchanges.

Come to our events – they are all listed on the EBP website – and join us in our tribute to Roman Totenberg and John Silber two of the greatest Friends of the Educational Bridge Project.



Dr. Ludmilla Leibman
Executive Director
Educational Bridge Project
65 Bay State Road Suite 6
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
1.617.512.1712 (c)