Music, News
Conductor Gianluca Marciano and Violist Maxim Novikov Launch a New Festival of Classical Music in Lerici, Italy, 25 August – 8 September

Conductor Gianluca Marciano and Violist Maxim Novikov Launch a New Festival of Classical Music in Lerici, Italy, 25 August – 8 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/07/2017 11:45 AM

Set on the famous coastline of the Golfo dei Poeti, the seaside town of Lerici and the neighbouring Cinque Terre have been a magnet for poets and composers alike, from Shelley, Byron and Lawrence to Wagner. Conductor Gianluca Marciano launches a new festival of music and poetry in his home town, with a programme inspired by the sea and the […] Read More

Interviews, Music, Research
Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 28/07/2017 11:40 AM

We continue the publication of interview with Svetlana Zvereva. Svetlana Zvereva is co-Musical Director of Russkaya Cappella, a chamber choir based in Glasgow and specialising in Russian Orthodox liturgical music, folk song and art song. Russkaya Cappella produced a season of concerts in June 2017, Music from the Time of the Earthquake, which featured recently […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, IWM London, Until 3 September

Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, IWM London, Until 3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/07/2017 6:19 PM

See the first UK exhibition by award-winning Russian documentary photographer Sergey Ponomarev, featuring more than 60 unforgettable colour photographs from two recent bodies of work. ‘Assad’s Syria’ offers a rare insight into what life was really like for people living in Government-controlled areas of Syria in 2013-2014. ‘The Exodus’ captures the determination, endurance and suffering […] Read More

Exhibitions, Music
Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/07/2017 1:46 PM

Bone Music is an exhibition examining a unique episode in postwar Soviet history. From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, inventive Soviet music lovers made illegal copies of banned music on used X-ray film. Their recordings were not limited to Western jazz and rock-n-roll, but also featured Russian émigré music, as well as popular […] Read More

Events, Theatre
The Bear & The Proposal, The London Theatre, 28 – 29 July

The Bear & The Proposal, The London Theatre, 28 – 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/07/2017 12:00 PM

If you think Chekhov is boring – think again as the new staging of his plays by Reece Theatre will bring two short comedies from this Russian writer which will make one cry with laughter. The two classic comedies by Anton Chekhov, The Bear and The Proposal may be two short plays set in Victorian […] Read More

Events, Film, Lecture, Music
Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/07/2017 10:31 AM

Composers and producers Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason lead a performance of their music for Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic Solaris, accompanied by video manipulations by Brian Eno and Nick Roberton. Having previously worked together on the score for The Deep (2012), Frost and Bjarnason have combined their backgrounds in classical and electronic composition for Sólaris. […] Read More

Events, News, Theatre
The Gypsy Flame, the Yagori Gypsy Dance Company, Streatham Hill Theatre, 27 July

The Gypsy Flame, the Yagori Gypsy Dance Company, Streatham Hill Theatre, 27 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/07/2017 12:21 PM

Gypsies or Roma…. Who are those people? Where do they come from? Where are they going after centuries of being wandered the Earth? Their history is full of mystical moments. Why their music is so beautiful, dancing is magnificent just like when you are looking at the fire and the songs are soulful, so people […] Read More

Events, Music
Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna to Open Festival in Salzburg with Mozart’s Requiem, 23 July onwards

Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna to Open Festival in Salzburg with Mozart’s Requiem, 23 July onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/07/2017 11:50 PM

Celebrated Greek-Russian Perm-based conductor Teodor Curentzis and his ensemble MusicAeterna will be opening Salzburg Festival on Sunday, 23rd July, with Mozart’s Requiem — the final and unfinished masterpiece of the Austrian composer. Few musical works are as steeped in legend as Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626. Commissioned anonymously by the eccentric count Franz […] Read More

Featured Project, Interviews, Music, Research
Finding Kastalsky. Interview with Co-Founders of Russkaya Capella Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell

Finding Kastalsky. Interview with Co-Founders of Russkaya Capella Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 21/07/2017 3:59 PM

In June 2017 a rare piece by Alexander Kastalsky, Requiem for Fallen Brothers, which had laid forgotten for many decades, was performed by Russkaya Capella in Glasgow. The choral work was composed in 1917 or during the Civil War and the first years of peace. The June performance conducted by Sir Henry Wood,  was a premiere in Russia […] Read More

Events, Lecture
How did the Russian Revolution change world history? British Library, 4 August

How did the Russian Revolution change world history? British Library, 4 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/07/2017 10:15 AM

The Soviet Union, established following the Revolution, lasted until 1991, and as a superpower exerted a huge influence across the world. The Communism it propagated inspired revolutions and underpinned regimes in every continent, and to this day, countries such as China, North Korea and Cuba remain dominated by quasi-socialist ideologies. Almost every major war or power struggle bears relation […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Riveting Reads: Russian Literature Today, British Library, 3 August

Riveting Reads: Russian Literature Today, British Library, 3 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/07/2017 12:03 PM

Discover contemporary Russian fiction with Boris Akunin, Alisa Ganieva, Andrei Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik Our love of the Russian classics means we often overlook the wealth of contemporary fiction available in English, from crime to science fiction, from all parts of the Russian-speaking world. Authors Alisa Ganieva, Boris Akunin, Andrei Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik discuss […] Read More

Exhibitions, News
The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris to Hold the Morozov Art Collection Show in 2020.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris to Hold the Morozov Art Collection Show in 2020.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 19/07/2017 10:40 PM

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris  seems to be busy building cultural bridges between France and Russia. On 18th July plans for yet another blockbuster show were announced: this time French and Russian art  from the collection of  two famous early 20th century Russian patrons Mikhail and Ivan Morozov. The show will include works by […] Read More

Events, Lecture
LEWIS CAROLL IN RUSSIA AND RUSSIA’S CAROLL, Pushkin House, 28 July

LEWIS CAROLL IN RUSSIA AND RUSSIA’S CAROLL, Pushkin House, 28 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/07/2017 11:38 AM

Lewis Caroll’s books have always had great resonance in Russia, and been a major source of inspiration. What is less well known is that Carroll also knew Russia – it was the destination of his one and only trip out of Britain. Celebrated Moscow historian Alexander Mozhaev will talk about Carroll’s journey to Moscow, St.Petersburg […] Read More

Dance, Music, Research, Theatre
BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/07/2017 9:00 AM

Ballet-opera Liturgie was first conceived by Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes collaborators while carousing with the Italian Futurists and Igor Stravinsky. First formed in Paris in 1909, the Ballets Russes cultivated an international reputation that attracted stellar collaborations between figures across the worlds of dance, music, design and fashion: from Coco Chanel and Jean Cocteau […] Read More

Opportunities
The Malevich Society: Call for 2017 Grant Applications

The Malevich Society: Call for 2017 Grant Applications

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/07/2017 11:00 AM

The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2017 grant applications.   The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work. In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his […] Read More

Exhibitions, Theatre
The Bakhrushin Museum Mounts the  Comprehensive Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe Exhibition, Moscow, until 27 August

The Bakhrushin Museum Mounts the Comprehensive Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe Exhibition, Moscow, until 27 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/07/2017 12:27 AM

Between 20 June and 27 August, 2017, the A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum in Moscow runs the exhibition Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe. Aristarkh Lentulov can be considered a major innovative experimentator artist on the Russian avant-garde scene of the first half of the 20th century. A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum mounted the exhibition  Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe to celebrate […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Lenin on the Train: Catherine Merridale and Viv Groskop, British Library, 25 July

Lenin on the Train: Catherine Merridale and Viv Groskop, British Library, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/07/2017 1:25 PM

In Lenin on the Train, Catherine Merridale tells the extraordinary, gripping, funny story of Lenin’s return from exile in Switzerland to war-torn revolutionary Russia, a last desperate gambit dreamt up by Germany to try to destabilise its enemy and win the war, and how it shook the world. Catherine Merridale’s books include Night of Stone, […] Read More

Events, Featured Project
Moscow-Based Cardboardia Project Tours Around the UK with Labs and Performances

Moscow-Based Cardboardia Project Tours Around the UK with Labs and Performances

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/07/2017 2:00 PM

Cardboardia Project is arriving to Ramsgate. There it will be organising its Cardboardia Marine Laboratory for Ramsgate Festival on 18th July.  Personages of Cardboardia (artits from Russia and the UK) will stay in residence at Arts in Ramsgate prior to their manifestations at Ramsgate Festival. Local artists are hereby invited to become Cardboardia personages and join […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
RUSSIA’S CONTEMPORARY AUTUMN. By Simon Hewitt

RUSSIA’S CONTEMPORARY AUTUMN. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 14/07/2017 12:00 PM

Moscow Biennale under new management AS.  Urals Industrial Biennial lures International Artists to EkaTerinburg.  Заоблачные леса (‘Forests beneath the Clouds’) is the ecological-sounding theme of this year’s 7th Moscow Biennale, which takes place at the Manezh from September 15–October 28. ‘It’s between the forest and the clouds that new meanings and masterpieces are created’ explains […] Read More

Dance, Music
The Mariinsky Ballet Opens Its New Season with Don Quixote, 24 July

The Mariinsky Ballet Opens Its New Season with Don Quixote, 24 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/07/2017 10:30 AM

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with the company’s sparkling production of Petipa and Gorsky’s exuberant classic, Don Quixote. Set in romantic Spain, the plot unfolds as the love between Kitri and Basilio is challenged by the fruitless attempts of Kitri’s father to engineer a more lucrative match for his unwilling daughter. The excitement, […] Read More

News
Russian British Art Historian Igor’ Golomshtok dies in London at the Age of 88

Russian British Art Historian Igor’ Golomshtok dies in London at the Age of 88

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/07/2017 11:55 PM

On 12th July Igor Golomshtok, well-known Russian British art historian, died at the London hospital. He was 88 years old. Golomshtok was born in Tver. His father, engineer Naum Kojak, came from the family of Crimean Karaites. He was arrested in 1934, and his son was given the name of his mother. Igor graduated from […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Pr. Richard Sakwa. Dynamic and Сontradictions of Russian Foreign Policy, 27 July

Pr. Richard Sakwa. Dynamic and Сontradictions of Russian Foreign Policy, 27 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/07/2017 10:19 AM

This talk draws on Richard Sakwa’s forthcoming book “Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order”(Cambridge University Press 2018). When George Orwell coined the term ‘cold war’ for an article in Tribune in October 1945, he could hardly have imagined that 70 years later we would still be discussing whether the term was the right […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
Wild	Flowers: A Group Exhibition in London Featuring Russian Artists, 20 July – 16 September

Wild Flowers: A Group Exhibition in London Featuring Russian Artists, 20 July – 16 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/07/2017 1:00 PM

Narrative Projects gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition Wild Flowers (wildness is contextual!) curated by Carlos Noronha Feio. The exhibition brings together eighteen international artists from different generations who work in a number of different mediums. Each work chosen by Noronha Feio for the show examines the motif of the flower. This exhibition […] Read More

Events, Music, News
Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/07/2017 6:00 PM

Evgeny Kissin was born in Moscow in October 1971 and began to play by ear and improvise on the piano at the age of two. At six years old, he entered a special school for gifted children, the Moscow Gnessin School of Music, where he was a student of Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who has remained […] Read More

Events, Music
Symphony of Resonances by O+A (Bruce Odland/Sam Auinger), Thessaloniki, 14 July

Symphony of Resonances by O+A (Bruce Odland/Sam Auinger), Thessaloniki, 14 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/07/2017 9:00 AM

Arseny Avraamov’s Symphony of Sirens (1919–1923) is a sonic legend, a gigantic public event that was impossible to record or to transmit. Text scores and some articles by its creator—an eccentric author, composer, researcher, and inventor—are all that remain. Symphony of Sirens is a beautified translation, the original title, Symphony of Factory Horns, refers to the steam powered timekeepers of […] Read More

Events
Conference at the British Library: Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, 10 July

Conference at the British Library: Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/07/2017 9:32 AM

What did H G Wells and Sylvia Pankhurst find on their visits to the first Communist state? What was it like being brought up in a Communist family in Britain following the events of 1917? Join writer and broadcaster David Aaronovitch alongside historians and archivists to uncover the effect of the Revolution on British socialists. […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Revolutionary Railroad: The Trans-Siberian 1891 – 1920, British Library, 21 July

Revolutionary Railroad: The Trans-Siberian 1891 – 1920, British Library, 21 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/07/2017 5:24 PM

Join the lecture on the longest and greatest railway in world’s history. The subject of battles and overtaken by troops, the world’s longest railway has a difficult past. Built to solidify Russia’s hold over its eastern territory, it was the cause of the Russo-Japanese war of 1904 – 5 and played a key role in […] Read More

Art Market, Research
JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 1:30 PM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt looks back on four events with a Russian flavour from a busy first month of Summer   SET FAIR FOR VILNIUS Vilnius, just 20 miles from the Belarus border, may seem an unlikely place for an international art fair and, when ART VILNIUS was first staged in 2009, Vilnius was […] Read More

Dance, Events
Romantic Revolution. Ballet Gala in London Palladium, 18th September

Romantic Revolution. Ballet Gala in London Palladium, 18th September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/07/2017 12:15 PM

Ekaterina Krysanova, Semyon Chudin, Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov of the Bolshoi Ballet with students of London Russian Ballet School For one night only, London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) will continue its collaboration with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and Theatre, bringing ballet and classical music to young people in London. 700 children from Lambeth, Brent, South […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions, Research
ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 9:00 AM

Our International  Editor Simon Hewitt presents the exclusive RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour that will take place 14-20 September 2017 My friend William MacDougall likes to say that Russian Contemporary Art offers the best value for money to be had in the saleroom. I couldn’t agree more. The biggest problem is that so few […] Read More

Film, Lecture
THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 26 JULY

THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 26 JULY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/07/2017 3:44 PM

Join musician Stephen Coates and photographer Paul Heartfield of the X-Ray Audio Project in a special evening ahead of the opening of their exhibition Bone Music at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. In the Soviet Union during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret and […] Read More

Events, Research
Call for Papers on Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism Conference at UCL, Until 4 August

Call for Papers on Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism Conference at UCL, Until 4 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/07/2017 10:36 AM

Convenor: Sarah J Young Deadline for abstracts: 4 August 2017 From Notes from Underground to The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s work confronts the consequences of the socialist and materialist ideologies that were taking hold in Russia and beyond, and seeks alternatives in forms of spiritual renewal and ethical action that – however reactionary some of his later publicistic writing […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Women of the Russian Revolution, British Library, 10 July

Women of the Russian Revolution, British Library, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/07/2017 3:13 PM

The Women’s Battalion. Producing propaganda. Organising strikes. Many narratives of the Russian Revolution highlight the actions of key men, but what about the women? Historian Catriona Kelly, filmmaker and actress Dolya Gavanski and Natalia Budanova from the Courtauld Institute of Art talk to BBC journalist Lucy Ash about the women of the Russian Revolution. The […] Read More

Dance, News
Beauty and talent will save the world! Ballerina Natalia Ossipova and Painter Svetlana Cameron Join Forces in Aid of the Gift of Life Foundation.

Beauty and talent will save the world! Ballerina Natalia Ossipova and Painter Svetlana Cameron Join Forces in Aid of the Gift of Life Foundation.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/07/2017 10:00 AM

The world-famous ballerina Natalia Ossipova, Principal of the Royal Ballet, and portrait artist Svetlana Cameron teamed together to produce an exquisite work of art – a portrait of Natalia– due to be put up for charitable auction in aid of the foundation Gift of Life. The portrait is part of a money-cannot-buy experience lot which […] Read More

Events
Silent Auction In Aid of the Charity Gift of Life. Bid by 14 July to Win Ballet and Backstage Tour with Vladimir Shklyarov at ROH.

Silent Auction In Aid of the Charity Gift of Life. Bid by 14 July to Win Ballet and Backstage Tour with Vladimir Shklyarov at ROH.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2017 11:30 AM

BID BY 14 JULY AND SECURE THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE AN EVENING OF BALLET WITH VLADIMIR SHKLYAROV, A ROYAL OPERA HOUSE GUEST ARTIST AND A PRINCIPAL OF THE MARIINSKY BALLET You and a guest will be treated to tickets to one of the great performances of the Mariinsky Ballet starring Vladimir Shklyarov at the Royal […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions, Research
RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR. 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR. 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2017 9:00 AM

THE RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR 2017 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE & URALS INDUSTRIAL BIENNALE (EKATERINBURG) 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017 Join Russian Art + Culture’s exclusive Contemporary Art Tour this September!   Our six-night guided tour features: opening of 7th Moscow Biennale at the Manezh, plus visits to satellite shows and collectors two nights […] Read More

Events, Theatre
Igor Lamba Stars In “Those Were the Days”. A Solo Performance and Concert In Memory of the Chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky, 6 July

Igor Lamba Stars In “Those Were the Days”. A Solo Performance and Concert In Memory of the Chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky, 6 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/07/2017 4:43 PM

The famous Russian actor and mime Igor Lamba gives only one single performance in London. The solo performance is a reverent tribute to the Russian cabaret singer Alexander Vertinsky who was famous as singer and composer before, and especially, after the revolution. Gradually, the complex peripeties of the destiny of this Russian cabaret star unravel […] Read More

Events, Music
Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, Athens, 6-7 July

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, Athens, 6-7 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/07/2017 10:10 AM

Conducted by the great Yuri Temirkanov, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites audiences to two special evenings under the shadow of the Acropolis. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya will be presented on 6 July, followed by internationally renowned, 25-year-old Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández’s performance of P. I. […] Read More

Events, Music
Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Shostakovich,

Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Shostakovich,

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/07/2017 11:51 AM

A landmark masterpiece in the history of cinema and arguably the greatest silent film ever made, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin will be shown at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, during which time the Athens State Orchestra will be performing live Dmitri Shostakovich’s music. Five Shostakovich symphonies (4, 5, 8, 10 and 11) will accompany Eisenstein’s […] Read More

Film, News
Written by Sergei Dovlatov (Roma Liberov, 2012), Calvert 22,  July 27

Written by Sergei Dovlatov (Roma Liberov, 2012), Calvert 22, July 27

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/07/2017 4:30 PM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is pleased to present A poet in Russia is not just a poet, a series of three summer film screenings dedicated to the fate of Russian writers during and after the Revolution with director Roma Liberov. The second film in the series pieces together […] Read More

Events, Lecture
ALICE GROWS UP: RUSSIAN EMIGREES AND THE MAKING OF A STYLE ICON. A TALK BY KIERA VACLAVIK, July 18

ALICE GROWS UP: RUSSIAN EMIGREES AND THE MAKING OF A STYLE ICON. A TALK BY KIERA VACLAVIK, July 18

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/06/2017 10:26 AM

From Iya Grigorievna de Gay in the 1930s to Natalia Vodianova in the early 2000s, the Russian emigree has left her own inimitable stamp on Carroll’s child heroine. This talk explores the decisive role played by Russian emigrees in drawing fashion inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, touching on reasons why Russians are attracted to Alice, […] Read More

Events, Lecture
TALK: HOPE, TRAGEDY OR MYTH? HOW DOES MODERN RUSSIA SEE THE REVOLUTION?

TALK: HOPE, TRAGEDY OR MYTH? HOW DOES MODERN RUSSIA SEE THE REVOLUTION?

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/06/2017 10:17 AM

A disaster best forgotten; a moment in history that produced remarkable new ideas; a global event worthy of national pride? Our panel considers the different ways the Revolution and its legacy are regarded by the Russian government, among historians and writers, and by people of different generations. What aspects of the Soviet past are being […] Read More

Music, News
Violinist Maxim Vengerov to Perform at the Sheldonian Theatre, 4 July

Violinist Maxim Vengerov to Perform at the Sheldonian Theatre, 4 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/06/2017 3:42 PM

Originally, it was expected that Lang Lang will perform on this date. However, due to the need of therapy, he had to cancel his concert .In place of Lang Lang’s Maxim Vengerov is going to perform the Brahms Violin Concerto. The second half of the original programme remains unchanged (Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4). The programme […] Read More

Events, Lecture
The Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 with Barbara Emerson, 10 July

The Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 with Barbara Emerson, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/06/2017 12:00 PM

At the end of the Napoleonic Wars Anglo-Russian relations were relatively cordial. The Polish Revolution of 1830 that was brutally put down by Russia marked a turning point. After this the two countries were constantly at loggerheads. They were only once at war, the Crimean War, but were several times on the brink of hostilities. […] Read More

Music, Reviews
BBC Proms 2017. Russian Highlights

BBC Proms 2017. Russian Highlights

BY Olga Jegunova POSTED 27/06/2017 4:00 PM

Our readers may already anticipate the feast for the ears and eyes, which is the BBC Proms, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall each year. One of our authors makes a comprehensive list of those musical concerts featuring Russian classical music performed throughout the Proms season.  BBC Proms is a world-famous classical music festival. […] Read More

Events, Music
Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva Guildhall Professors and Highly-Acclaimed Piano Duo Perform Rachmaninov, 10 July

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva Guildhall Professors and Highly-Acclaimed Piano Duo Perform Rachmaninov, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/06/2017 10:59 AM

An exceptional pianist himself, Rachmaninov comprehensively explored works for the instrument and these works for two pianos are no exception with romantic melodies that stunningly reveal the piano’s the expressive possibilities. One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today, Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are passionate advocates for the wide range of four hands […] Read More

Music
The BSO Summer Concert of Classical Russian Music, 1 July

The BSO Summer Concert of Classical Russian Music, 1 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/06/2017 10:08 AM

Expect grand passions, tender moments, and melody after wondrous melody in a concert that features Tchaikovsky’s vivid 5th Symphony. We are delighted to have Tim Crawford as the soloist in a rare performance of the luscious violin concerto by the ‘Russian Mendelssohn’, Alexander Glazunov. A wonderful finale to our season. Despite still studying for his […] Read More

Theatre
The Last Ones by Maxim Gorky, Jermyn Street Theatre, Until 1st July

The Last Ones by Maxim Gorky, Jermyn Street Theatre, Until 1st July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/06/2017 12:30 PM

Jermyn Street Theatre in collaboration with Upstart presents the UK premiere of The Last Ones by Maxim Gorky. Translated by Cathy Porter. Directed by Anthony Biggs Designed by Cecilia Trono Lighting by Sherry Coenen Sound by Yvonne Gilbert Costumes by Gregor Donnelly Creative Producer Tom Mansfield My children, my babes, my last ones…  The euphoria of the 1905 revolution is […] Read More

Events, Music, News
London Phoenix Orchestra. The Art of Folk Music of Eastern Europe, 29 June

London Phoenix Orchestra. The Art of Folk Music of Eastern Europe, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/06/2017 4:55 PM

An evening of music inspired by the Art and Folk Music of Eastern Europe, journeying from Poland to the highlands of Armenia, through to Russia. The concert opens with Witold Lutosławski’s Little Suite. Then brilliant Armenian violinist Ani Batikian joins the London Phoenix Orchestra, conducted by Levon Parikian, in Aram Khachaturian’s exuberant Violin Concerto, a […] Read More

Events, Film
Screening & Discussion: “Ilfandpetrov” with director Roman Liberov at the Pushkin House, 30 June

Screening & Discussion: “Ilfandpetrov” with director Roman Liberov at the Pushkin House, 30 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2017 4:43 PM

Documentary animation film “ILFANDPETROV”, is  about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov,  whose novels about con man Ostap Bender in The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931) – are amongst the most beloved and frequently quoted works in Russian literature. In this film creators repeated the route of […] Read More

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