7:30 p.m. Harvard University, Mather House, Senior Dinner (by invitation) Culture Knows No Borders, Needs No Visas: young musicians from Boston and St. Petersburg – Abigail Joseph and David Joseph (USA), Alexey Osipov and Alexey Vyakhirev (Russia) – perform musical compositions from classical to very contemporary
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
7 p.m. Boston University Castle (In collaboration with the Center for the Study of Europe) In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Joseph Brodsky Talk on “Symbiosis of Poetry and Music” by Anton Faynberg, following musical performances by Maria Lyudko, Alexey Osipov and Alexey Vyakhirev
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
1 p.m. Harvard University, Lowell House, Bell Tower Ringing of the Lowell House Russian Bells
1:45 p.m. Harvard University, Lowell House, Junior Common Room An Afternoon of Classical Music: masterpieces of classical vocal repertoire performed by Maria Lyudko (soprano) and Georges Devdariani (clarinet)
4 p.m. (tbc) Harvard University, Lowell House, Junior Common Room La Fabbrica del Canto: Russian Professor of Voice, Maria Lyudko, gives a master-class with Lowell House Opera singers
5 p.m. Boston University, School of Music, Marshall Room Klever Keys Scales event presented by Tanya Schwartzman, Director of the Sharon Music Academy, young pianists from the Academy, and Alexey Vyakhirev
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
3-5:30 p.m. Boston University, School of Music, Studio of Professor Boaz Sharon Exploring collaborative exchanges: Zora Tsuker’s master-class
7-8 p.m. Boston University, School of Music, room 410 Musical Analysis 101: from Beethoven to Rachmaninov, from Classicism to Romanticism. Ludmilla Leibman (music theory), Alexey Vyakhirev(violin) and Alexey Osipov (piano) present the program for the Boston University students of Professor Maria Gapotchenko’s class, WR100: Russian Literary Masterpieces
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
6 p.m. St. Botolph Club (by invitation) Petersburg Autumn Violin/Piano recital by Alexey Osipov and Alexey Vyakhirev. Works by Beethoven, Ysaye, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
2:15-3:30 p.m. Wellesley College, Green Hall 330, Alexey Osipov and Alexey Vyakhirev - guests of the Advanced Russian class (Professor Alla Epsteyn). Musical Profession: A discussion with advanced students of Russian.
7:30 p.m. Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium Concert - Alexey Osipov, violin, and Alexey Vyakhirev, piano. Poster - PDF
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
12 noon Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies
7:30 p.m. 154 Bay State Road (In collaboration with the Center for the Study of Europe) In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Joseph Brodsky. Brodsky and Italy, Presentation by Zakhar Ishov Harvard Musical Association, Marsh Room (by invitation) Private concert hosted by composer Tony Schemmer. Music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Schemmer performed by Alexey Osipov and Alexey Vyakhirev
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
1:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Hall (by invitation) Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin: concert of music by Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Schubert
7:30 p.m. New England Conservatory (NEC) Keller Room Discussion with the NEC students on Entrepreneurial Musicianship - Designing Careers in the East and West. Perspectives from Russia and the American trained musician. Music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Schemmer performed by Alexey Osipov (violin) and Alexey Vyakhirev (piano)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
3 p.m. (Time tbc) Central Square Theater (by invitation) Play “Copenhagen,” Han Nah Son, piano NEC Preparatory Division Zora Tsuker’s master-class (org. by Stephen Friedlaender)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1
4 p.m. Closing Day of the Festival Sharon Music Academy Piano performance seminar: Zora Tsuker’s master-class
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1.617.867.0017 www.educationalbridgeproject.org 28th Annual Russian-American Festival Days of Russian Culture in America
October 5, 2015.
For Immediate Release.
Contact Ludmilla Leibman 617-512-1712,
BOSTON: The Educational Bridge Project announces that its 28th Annual Russian-American Festival, Days of Russian Culture in America, will take place from October 20 to November 1, 2015 at sites throughout the greater Boston area. The festival will feature musicians and lecturers from prestigious Russian and American cultural and educational institutions, including St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg Baltic State Technical University, Harvard University, Boston University, Wellesley College, Sharon Music Academy, New England Conservatory and Tufts University.
Many of the festival participants are returning to Boston, including the famous Russian piano pedagogue Zora Tsuker, coloratura soprano Maria Lyudko, a rising young star violinist Alexey Osipov, and movie and theater actor and clarinetist Georges Devdariani. Professors and students from non-musical fields represent such diverse areas as informatics and computer engineering, radio electronic systems and sets, mechatronics and robotics, and navigation support for space applications. For this group, tours and meetings have been scheduled with their American colleagues and fellow-students from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Boston University, Harvard University and MIT, among others.
Students of colleges and universities in the Boston area will have a chance to interact with the festival participants in informal discussions and master classes. Russian musicians will appear at the following classes:
* 10/26, 7 p.m. Boston University (School of Music, r. 410) – Russian Literature Masterpieces
* 10/28, 2:15 p.m., Wellesley College (Green Hall 330) – Advanced Russian class
* 10/30, 7:30 p.m., New England Conservatory (Keller Room) – Entrepreneurial Musicianship
Festival program includes more than twenty events, including the following which are open to the general public. A complete schedule will be posted on Monday, October 12, 9 a.m.: www.educationalbridgeproject.org
* 10/22, 7 p.m. Boston University Castle: Talk on “Symbiosis of Poetry and Music” by Anton Faynberg, following musical performances. Poster - English, Russian
* 10/25, 1:45 p.m. Harvard University Lowell House: “Musical Afternoon” - Masterpieces of classical vocal repertoire performed by Maria Lyudko (soprano) and Georges Devdariani (clarinet). Poster - PDFProgram - PDF
* 10/28, 7:30 p.m. Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium: Concert of classical music by Alexey Osipov (violin) and Alexey Vyakhirev (piano)
* 10/29, 12 noon: Boston University Center for the Study of Europe: Talk on “Brodsky and Italy” dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the poet’s birth, by Zakhar Ishov
* 11/1, 4 p.m. Sharon Music Academy: Piano master-class by famous Russian pedagogue Zora Tsuker
About The Educational Bridge Project The Educational Bridge Project was first established in 1997 by Boston University Professor Ludmilla Leibman to foster the exchange of music and musicians between Boston and St. Petersburg. Over the years since, twenty seven festivals have brought together hundreds of musicians, art historians, museum curators and educators to collaborate in performances, share ideas in discussions and learn about new teaching methods. Through these initiatives the Project has contributed to building artistic, educational and humanitarian bridges between the peoples of the United States and Russia. The Educational Bridge Project is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.