The Educational Bridge Project (EBP) was launched under the auspices of Boston University in 1997, and the first festival, "Days of St. Petersburg Conservatory at Boston University," featured two distinguished Russian composers, Boris Tishchenko and Alexander Mnatsakanyan. From 1997 until 2005 the EBP organized twelve more festivals, five "Days of Russian Culture in America" and seven "Days of American Culture in Russia ."
In 2006 the EBP became an independent organization and in 2007 obtained the 501 (c) (3) status from IRS. During this time program development; i.e., production of the festivals, was suspended in order to focus on building the organization.
In November 2008 we organized our 14th festival - the first as an independent not for profit entity. We were thrilled to host wonderful musicians from the Mariinsky Theater and a delegate art historian from the Hermitage Museum.
In 2009 we were able to resume our schedule of two festivals per year and therefore host an even larger number of prestigious guests from Russian and American cultural institutions.
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