Tuesday, February 9, 2016
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm
m a i l i n g l i s t
Want to impress your Valentine? With so many stunning sparkling wines now available, which one should you choose to celebrate with on Cupid's day? The Wine Club will taste the best of the styles from Spain, Italy, England, France and the New World: white, rose and red. In English and Russian.
Gamma Majoris Ensemble (voice, piano, violin, cello) celebrates Valentine’s Day with programme that features some of the most famous Love Classics. This includes music works by the most famous European and Russian composers – Piazolla, Puccini, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Almeida and others.
Dr Igor Sutyagin of the Royal United Services Institute, and formerly of the Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, looks at the the possible rationales behind current Russian foreign policy tactics: impulsive, calculated or strategic? A rare chance for discussion with an outstanding specialist. In English.
Violinist Emmanuel Bach presents a vivid programme of Russian music, journeying with listeners back to the salon world of the past, in an evening interweaving music, poetry (in English translation) and projections of art. Together with pianist Jenny Stern, Emmanuel will play works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. Followed by drinks.
Join us for the opening of our new site-specific installation by Olga Jurgenson which takes as its inspiration the theories of the Russian Orthodox Christian philosopher Nikolai Fedorov that resurrection was a "common goal" for humanity, leading to universal brotherhood and kinship. Mixed media works on canvas and paper, along with a projected video. Free entry.
Back by popular demand. Russian poetry, recited by candlelight, by Elena Dobson and Tatiana Schofield. Tonight, poetry of the Soviet period, including favourite works by Brodsky, Vysotsky, Arseny Tarkovsky, Bykov and Filatov. In Russian, followed by drinks. (Written English translations will be provided.)
An evening of music, words and song celebrating the life and work of the great “unknown” Oscar-winning composer whose friendship and creative partnership with Bulat Okudzhava in later life produced a whole series of much-loved songs. Narrative by David Brummell, and music from Nadia Giliova (piano) and Lila Moshtael (vocals and guitar). In English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.
County Durham miner and author Harold Heslop was published in Russian some years before he appeared in print in English. John Connor of Colgate University, New York State, introduces Heslop as a starting-point for a discussion of the emergence of a Soviet literary space and a ‘Novelists’ International’. In English.
Pushkin House's monthly translation workshop, led by Robert Chandler. All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian. In English with some Russian.
An evening of nostalgic, favourite songs from classic Soviet films to mark International Women's Day, performed by exciting rising folk stars Daria Kulesh (voice) and Marina Osman (piano). A charming treat, whether you speak Russian or not.
Learn Russian at Pushkin House with the russian language centre