Проект Образовательный Мост 
ХХVII Российско-Американский Фестиваль
Москва и Санкт-Петербург, Россия
13 - 24 мая, 2015 г

Educational Bridge Project
27th Annual Russian-American Festival
Days of American Culture in Russia - Spring 2015
Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
May 13 - 24, 2015

65 Bay State Road, Suite 6, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA, 1.617.867.0017,  www.educationalbridgeproject.org

April 13, 2015. For Immediate Release. Contact Ludmilla Leibman 1.617.512.1712


BOSTON – The Educational Bridge Project’s biannual Russian-American festival opens on Wednesday, May 13th, and runs through Sunday, May 24th, in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This marks the 27th time the Educational Bridge Project brings together Russians and Americans for a series of performances, master-classes, lectures, and other cultural events in both Russia and the United States.

“More than ever we are aware of the need to build trust between our two countries by means of promoting cultural exchanges among participants brought together again as cultural ambassadors,” said Dr. Ludmilla Leibman, executive director of the Project. “Reaching out to their counterpart performers and audiences, they extend hands of friendship and share their talents in the belief that nations can live in peace with each other and build stronger bridges of understanding.”

The festival’s schedule, comprised of more than twenty events, will be presented as a collaboration of Russian and American educators and artists from various universities, conservatories, museums, and architectural firms. Many of the festival participants have already shared the stages and auditoriums with each other in collaborative concerts, seminars, presentations, and discussions in past festivals, in Boston, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Programs will feature premieres of the composers Thomas L. Read (Boston), Tony Schemmer (Boston) and Boris Rivchun (Moscow)

“This festival continues the mission of the Educational Bridge Project to provide forums for Americans and Russians to further develop mutual trust and understanding of one another’s cultures,” Leibman said. “In these anxious times, when governments are engaging in high-stakes political maneuvers, it is important that educators and artists continue their efforts to work together acknowledging their similarities and accepting their differences.”

Here is a short list of some of the upcoming events:


5/13, 4 p.m. Moscow Conservatory Conference Hall: “Vila-Lobos – Rudepoema,” lecture-recital by Boaz Sharon, chair of the piano department at Boston University http://mosconsv.ru/ru/concert.aspx?id=142259

5/13, 7:30 p.m. Moscow Central House of Actors: “From J. S. Bach to 21st Century,” concert by Aaron Larget-Caplan, classical guitar faculty at the University of Massachusetts, as part of Days of Boston in Moscow Actors’ House

5/14, 7 p.m. Moscow Conservatory Grand Hall: Tony Schemmer’s Cantata “And did those fееt in ancient times” under the baton of the Moscow Conservatory Dean Alexander Solovyev, on the program of the concert dedicated to the Victory Day

5/15, 7 p.m. Moscow Central House of Actors: Evening of songs, “Only About Love…,” performed by Bostonian pianist and singer Boris Fogel in English, Russian, and Yiddish, as part of Days of Boston in Moscow Actors’ House

5/15, 7 p.m. Moscow Conservatory Myaskovsky Hall: piano recital by Boaz Sharon http://mosconsv.ru/ru/concert.aspx?id=142258

5/18, 4 p.m. St. Petersburg, Russian Institute of Art History: Educational Project Festivals’ participants, from 1997 until now, reminiscence and perform: Anton Andreev (cello), Georges Devdariani (actor), Ksenya Gindina (piano), Galina Kopytova (chief-librarian at the Institute), Alexandra Korobkina (violin), Saveliy Shalman (violin pedagogue), and others

5/19, 12:30 p.m. St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering: "Planning, Designing, and Constructing New Facilities for the New England Conservatory of Music” – talk by Steve Friedlaender, Boston architect and Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of New England Conservatory of Music

5/20, 4 p.m. The Hermitage Museum, General Staff Building: “20/21 – Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries,” concert of Russian and American musicians:  Aaron Larget-Caplan and Eric Ruske from Boston, Yevgeny Ryzhkov and Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet from St. Petersburg

5/20, 7 p.m. Mikhail Shemiakin Center, St. Petersburg: Maria Lyudko, Professor of voice of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, organizes the concert of her students and Bostonian musicians

5/22, 11 a.m., Baltic State Technical University: "Dialogues of Culture" – roundtable discussion by Americans and Russians led by Professor Tatyana Kholostova, who has been organizing these discussions for the last five years, as well as participating in our Boston festivals

5/22, Isaac Brodsky Apartment Museum: “Serious and Not That Serious Music of the 21st Century” concert by the young and very young musicians of two cities, St. Petersburg and Boston.