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Russkie Posidelki (American Style)
Russkie Posidelki (American Style)

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.

Tags: music
Oh My Stars
March 13, 2018
Oh My Stars

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.

Oh My Stars
March 13, 2018
Oh My Stars

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.

12 Fairy Tale Plates
12 Fairy Tale Plates

A mini-exhibit that showcases a series of twelve decorative plates designed and crafted by accomplished artists from Palekh, and Kholui, to Fedoskino.

ALIK
March 15, 2018
ALIK

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.

Tags: cia, kgb, soviet, oswald
Socialist Flower Power: Soviet Hippie Culture
Socialist Flower Power: Soviet Hippie Culture

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 Russians (and others)
The Russians (and others)

The Wende has three exhibits running through the end of April 2018: The Russians, Cold War Spaces, and Vessel of Change.

Russian Fantasy
Russian Fantasy

Russian Fantasy featuring Chad Hoopes, Violin, Nikolay Khozyainov, Piano, with The Symphonia, Boca Raton and conductor, Constantine Kitsopoulos

Yefim Bronfman in Recital
Yefim Bronfman in Recital

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.

Trifonov and Babayan in Recital
Trifonov and Babayan in Recital

Daniil Trifonov collaborates with Sergei Babayan in a program celebrating music for two pianos.

SF Symphony performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5
SF Symphony performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

A concert featuring the music of Bernstein concludes with Shostakovich's tremendous Symphony No. 5.

Revolution Every Day
Revolution Every Day

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.

Moscow Festival Ballet
Moscow Festival Ballet

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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