Educational Bridge Project
26th Annual Festival, Boston, USA
October 14 – 26, 2014
Tuesday, October 14
12:30 p.m. Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, 154 Bay State Road
Different Trains but Not “Er”
1 p.m. Lynn Zabota
Love Stories of the Bolshoi
Grigory Amnuel, Moscow film producer, shows his film, B… T…, trysts and affairs of actors and directors of the famous Moscow Bolshoi Theater (in Russian) - Poster PDF
Wednesday, October 15
10:30 a.m., Massachusetts Club of Russian-Speaking Scientists
Culture Knows No Borders, Needs No Visas
Short stories by Moscow author Yulia Tskhvediani will be performed by Georges Devdariani (actor), Aaron Larget-Caplan (solo guitar), and Maria Lyudko (soprano) (in Russian) - Poster PDF
12:30 – 2 p.m., Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Byerly Hall
Designing Interpretive Experiences
Mauricio Pauly gives a master class in composition to Arsenii Gusev
7 p.m., Center Makor - Natick
John Paul II, A Moscow Memorial
Grigory Amnuel presents his book, Create a Monument, and films - Poster PDF
7 p.m., Boston University Castle (in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Europe) Slavic Voices
Poets Sylva Fischerova, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Vera Pavlova; musicians Aaron Larget-Caplan (guitar), Maria Lyudko (soprano), and Ludmilla Leibman (piano)
Thursday, October 16
6 p.m., St. Botolph Club (by invitation)
Concert by the 16 year old Russian composer and pianist Arsenii Gusev: Bach, Beethoven, List-Paganini, Stravinsky, Brahms and Gusev
Friday, October 17
7 p.m., Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Europe)
Culture Knows No Borders, Needs No Visas
Saturday, October 18
La Fabbrica del Canto
Choral Conductor Alexander Solovyev, Professor of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, leads a workshop with the Boston choral conductor and singers - Poster PDF
3 p.m., Steinert Hall, Boston
In their Mentor's Measures
Concert of young (and very young) Russian and American musicians, students of famous teachers from Boston and St. Petersburg: Irina Gelman, Matti Kovler, Tanya Schwartzman and Yuri Kozulin - Poster PDF
6 p.m., Sharon Music Academy
The Young Visitor Entertains
16 year old Russian composer and pianist Arsenii Gusev from St. Petersburg – guest of the Academy’s pupils
Sunday, October 19
The Head of the Charles Regatta!
Festival participants are invited to attend the world’s largest rowing event
Monday, October 20
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Boston University, School of Music
Exploring collaborative exchanges
Director of the Boston University School of Music Richard Cornell and Chair of the Piano Department Boaz Sharon meet with Alexander Solovyev, Professor of Choral Conducting and Dean of the International Students Affairs, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
6 p.m., Boston Society of Architects - BSA Space
The Controversial Skyscraper
Russian architect Vladimir Linov speaks on Reconstruction of the 19th century’s Industrial Zone as the Main Problem of the Architectural Development of Contemporary St. Petersburg - Poster PDF
7 p.m., Architecture, Design and Development/Stantec
Game Changers in Urban Living
Young Boston architect, Perla Muller, gives a tour of her company, ADD Inc./Stantec, to the group of the Russian graduate students studying architecture
7:30 p.m., Harvard University, Mather House, Senior Dinner (by invitation)
Incidental Music: young pianists and composers Arsenii Gusev (Russia) and David Joseph (USA), and brilliant singer Maria Lyudko (Russia) - Program PDF
Tuesday, October 21
7 p.m. Goethe-Institut Boston (in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Europe) "Their love was so gentle...." Mikhail Lermontov
An evening of German and Russian music and literature in celebration of the 200th anniversary of poet’s birth. Kyung Ah Kim and Han Nah Son (pianists, Boston), Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet (St. Petersburg) and Charles Coe (poet, Boston) - Goethe-Insitut Concert Program - PDF
Wednesday, October 22
10:30 a.m., Massachusetts Club of Russian-Speaking Scientists
Sustainability and Urban Planning
Architect Vladimir Linov (St. Petersburg) speaks about contemporary architectural solutions to urban problems of St. Petersburg; Introduction by Vladimir Taytslin (Boston)
2:15-3:30 p.m., Wellesley College, Green Hall, 225
Music of St. Petersburg
A discussion with advanced students of Russian (Professor Alla Epsteyn) and Russian musicians of the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet
7 p.m., Boston University Castle (in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Europe) (by invitation)
"In all music there is Bach, In all of us is God" Joseph Brodsky
Evening dedicated to the memory of artist Yakov Vinkovetsky (1938-1984). Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet (St. Petersburg) and Han Nah Son (Boston) perform music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Slonimsky. Poster - PDF
Thursday, October 23
8 p.m., Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium
Jewels of Russian Music
Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet (St. Petersburg) performs: Borodin, Liadov, Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich and more. Poster-PDF
Friday, October 24
6 p.m., Boston Architectural College
Material Matters and Spatial Design
Young Boston architect, Perla Muller, gives a tour of her alma mater, the Boston Architectural College, to the group of the Russian graduate students studying architecture
Saturday, October 25
8 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra
Concert of music by J. S. Bach and Johannes Brahms
Sunday, October 26 - Closing Day of the Festival
in Lowell House, Harvard University
Time TBA, The Nightingale's Song - Russian Professor of Voice, Maria Lyudko, gives a master-class with Lowell House Opera singers
1 p.m. Ringing of the Lowell House Russian Bells
2:15 p.m., Junior Common Room
An Afternoon of Classical Music
Maria Lyudko and young Lowell House Opera soloists - Poster PDF
Sylva Fischerova was born in 1963 in Prague. She grew up in the Moravian town of Olomouc as a daughter of non-Marxist philosopher whose works were banished under communist rule. She returned to Prague to study philosophy and physics, and later Greek and Latin, at Charles University where she now teaches ancient Greek literature and philosophy. She has published six volumes of poems in Czech, and her poetry has been translated and published in numerous languages. An earlier selection of her poems, The Tremor of Racehorses, translated by Ian and Jarmila Milner, was published by Bloodaxe in 1990. She recently began to write prose, and a book of her stories, Miracle, as well as a book for children, appeared in 2005. The Swing in the Middle of Chaos: Selected Poems, co-translated with Stuart Friebert, was published by Bloodaxe in 2009.
Vera Pavlova was born in Moscow. She is a graduate of the Schnittke College of Music and the Gnessin Academy of Music, where she specialized in history of music and wrote her dissertation on the chamber vocal cycles of Shostakovich. Pavlova has published fifteen collections of poetry, four opera librettos, and lyrics to two cantatas. Her works have been translated twenty-one languages. In the United States, Pavlova’s poems have appeared in Verse, Tin House, The New Yorker, and Poetry magazines, as well as in The New York Times. One of her poems was selected by the Poetry in Motion program and was displayed as a poster in subway cars in New York City and in Los Angeles buses; it was also issued as a bookmark by the Poetry Society of America. That poem has served as the title of Pavlova’s first collection in English, If There Is Something to Desire (Alfred A. Knopf Publishing, 2010), translated by her husband Steven Seymour.
Pushcart-Prize winner Dzvinia Orlowsky is the author of five poetry collections published by Carnegie Mellon University Press including her most recent, Silvertone and Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones, co-winner of the 2010 Sheila Motton Book Award. Her first collection, A Handful of Bees, was reprinted as a Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Classic in 2008. Dzvinia’s poetry and translations have appeared in numerous anthologies, including A Map of Hope: An International Literary Anthology; From Three Worlds: New Writing from the Ukraine; and A Hundred Years of Youth: A Bilingual Anthology of 20th Century Ukrainian Poetry.
Live music will be provided by the Russian soprano Maria Lyudko, Russian pianist and music scholar Ludmilla Leibman, and classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan.
Free and open to the public. A reception and book-signing will follow the readings.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe, the 2014 Poetry Series, the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, the literary journal AGNI, and the Educational Bridge Project.
BOSTON: The Educational Bridge Project announces its 26th Annual Russian-American Festival, Days of Russian Culture in America, which features musicians and lecturers from prestigious Russian and American cultural and educational institutions.
October 15 Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet (St. Petersburg), Slavic Voices: poets Sylva Fischerova, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Vera Pavlova; musicians Aaron Larget-Caplan (guitar), Maria Lyudko (soprano), and Ludmilla Leibman (piano), Boston University Castle October 21 An evening of German and Russian music and literature in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the poet Mikhail Lermontov's birth: Kyung Ah Kim and Han Nah Son (pianists, Boston), Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet (St. Petersburg) and Charles Coe (poet, Boston), Goethe-Institut, Boston
October 23 Jewels of Russian Music: Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet performs Borodin, Liadov, Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich, Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium.
October 26 An Afternoon of Classical Music: Maria Lyudko and young Lowell House Opera soloists, Junior Common Room, Lowell House, Harvard University
October 17 Culture Knows No Borders, Needs No Visas: Short stories by Moscow author Yulia Tskhvediani will be read by Georges Devdariani and accompanied by Aaron Larget-Caplan (solo guitar), and Maria Lyudko (soprano) (in Russian), Boston University Pardee Center for Global Studies
October 14 Grigory Amnuel, author, producer and director of more than 30 political, musical, and sports movies will be presenting his film, Ballet of Love, about the trysts and affairs of actors and directors of the famous Moscow Bolshoi Theater (in Russian), Russian Community Center, Zabota, Lynn
October 20 Russian architect, Vladimir Linov, will speak on Reconstruction of the 19th century’s Industrial Zone as the Main Problem of the Architectural Development of Contemporary St. Petersburg, Boston Society of Architects - BSA Space
October 18 Choral Conductor, Alexander Solovyev, Professor of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, will lead a workshop on Russian repertoire and choral technique with Boston choral conductors and singers, Boston University, School of Music.
October 26 The Nightingale's Song: Russian Professor of Voice, Maria Lyudko, will give a master-class with Lowell House Opera singers, Lowell House, Harvard University
October 18 Sixteen year old Russian composer and pianist, Arsenii Gusev (St. Petersburg), will be performing fourteen year old David Joseph's (Boston), Piano Duo and Nostalgic Reflections for Piano with a glimpse of Trumpet, Steinert Hall, Boston
For a full schedule of events and concerts visit www.educationalbridgeproject.org - Current Festival.
All programs of the Festival are free.
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