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Engaging conversation and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions and culture. Tea and treats are provided. April's topic is part two of March's Posidelki, "The Mighty Handful," five composers who created a distinct "Russian" style of classical music.
The Washington Balalaika Society orchestra performs the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional instruments and in costume. The concert will feature Andrei Saveliev on the balalaika and Peter Omelchenko on the domra, plus other WBS musicians who will be soloists. Svetlana Nikonova, a graduate of Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, conducts.
The Washington Balalaika Society orchestra performs the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional instruments and in costume. Its June 3 concert will feature WBS Balalaika Concertmaster Andrei Saveliev, Peter Omelchenko on the domra and many other talented WBS musicians. Svetlana Nikonova, a graduate of Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, conducts.
A mini-exhibit that showcases a series of twelve decorative plates designed and crafted by accomplished artists from Palekh, and Kholui, to Fedoskino.
Before he became the assassin of the 20th century, Lee Harvey Oswald defected to the Soviet Union, where he was called Alik and married Marina, a young Russian woman searching for love. A new play brings to life this period in history.
This exhibition is devoted to a world that few people know existed and that many find hard to believe did exist: the world of the Soviet hippie movement.
The Wende has three exhibits running through the end of April 2018: The Russians, Cold War Spaces, and Vessel of Change.
Russian Fantasy featuring Chad Hoopes, Violin, Nikolay Khozyainov, Piano, with The Symphonia, Boca Raton and conductor, Constantine Kitsopoulos
Pianist Yefim Bronfman, a "marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura" (Chicago Tribune) performs a recital, which includes masterpieces by Prokofiev, Schumann and Debussy.
Daniil Trifonov collaborates with Sergei Babayan in a program celebrating music for two pianos.
A concert featuring the music of Bernstein concludes with Shostakovich's tremendous Symphony No. 5.
Presented on the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this exhibition immerses visitors in the distinct textures and speeds of everyday life that arose—and have lingered stubbornly—in the wake of revolutionary upheaval.
Helmed by legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko since its inception in 1989, the Moscow Festival Ballet will enliven the stage at Krannert Center in three elegant masterpieces: Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Cinderella.
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