FAMILY CONCERT: MUSIC AND ART WITH NIKA SHIROCORAD

FAMILY CONCERT: MUSIC AND ART WITH NIKA SHIROCORAD

The first in a series of 3 monthly concerts to introduce the world of classical music to children and young people.  Internationally renowned concert pianist Nika Shirocorad plays and introduces an eclectic mix of pieces, including Bach, Copland, Chopin and Ravel, and discusses the connections between them, and between music and visual art.  Inspiring musical education and exploration for all the family.  In Russian.

Seliger: Teaching Patriotism in Today's Russia

Seliger: Teaching Patriotism in Today's Russia

 Many political commentators claim that Russia has entered the era of a new national awakening. Indeed, current Russian elites encourage a strong sense of patriotism among the citizenry. Perhaps most of all they focus on educating the contemporary youth.

Every year, thousands of young Russians gather at lake Seliger to attend a week-long forum...

PUSHKIN CLUB: LERMONTOV ANNIVERSARY EVENING

PUSHKIN CLUB: LERMONTOV ANNIVERSARY EVENING

Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov, who is Russia’s greatest poet after Pushkin, was born in Moscow on the night of 2/3 October 1814. The Pushkin Club celebrates the bicentenary of Lermontov’s birth with music, recitals, and an illustrated talk by David Brummell.

DISCUSSION: VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S ENGLAND: IMAGINED AND REAL

DISCUSSION: VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S ENGLAND: IMAGINED AND REAL

An evening at which scholars join director of the Nabokov museum in St Petersburg Tatiana Ponomareva, and Liza Mrosovsky-Shaw, daughter of Nabokov’s best friend at Cambridge, to discuss a lesser-known aspect of the writer’s personality – his Englishness. A must for all Nabokov fans.

 

Christmas Special, Opera Coast presents: Yours, Tchaikovsky

Christmas Special, Opera Coast presents: Yours, Tchaikovsky

Earlier in the year six new talents on the British opera scene set themselves a challenge to throw away the translations of Russian classics, and get to know the original songs. A Christmas Concert with a twist – this will be a chance for the young singers to proudly present their achievements in music and language.