Educational Bridge Project
26th Annual Russian-American Festival
Days of Russian Culture in America - Fall 2014
Boston, USA
October 14 - 26, 2014

Образовательный Мост
ХХVI Американо-Российский Фестиваль
Бостон, США
14 - 26 октября, 2014 г

26th Festival - Fall 2014 - Schedule of Events - PDF

26th Festival - Fall 2014 - Booklet - PDF



Educational Bridge Project
26th Annual Festival, Boston, USA
October 14 – 26, 2014

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  - PDF

Tuesday, October 14

12:30 p.m. Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, 154 Bay State Road

Different Trains but Not “Er”

A European Studies Lunch Talk with Ludmilla Leibman  - Poster PDFArtSake Article

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)

Petersburg Autumn

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

2 p.m., Boston University, School of Music, room 171   

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

 

 


Dear friends,
We invite you to one of the first events of the upcoming Educational Bridge Project's 26th festival.

Slavic Voices: An Evening of Poetry and Music
with Sylva Fischerova, Dzvinia Orlowsky, and Vera Pavlova

Date:          Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time:         7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:  Boston University: The Castle, 225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

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.

 

 




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26th Annual Russian-American Festival - Days of Russian Culture in America

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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.

Highlights include:

Concerts:

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

Book Presentation:

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

Film Presentation:

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

Architecture Lecture:

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

Master Classes:

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

Rising Stars:

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.