December 17 – Boston
Saint Petersburg’s Famed Men’s Ensemble
The Museum of Russian Icons in Boston hosts the Saint Petersburg Men’s Ensemble singing “Russian Sacred and Folk Songs.”
The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble was founded in 2003 to popularize Russian folk songs and secular and ecclesiastic compositions. Its members are Kirill Sokolov, Evgeny Vischnevsky, Vadim Smantser, Alexander Gogol, and Alexander Korbakov. They regularly perform internationally and will be giving their second concert at the Museum of Russian Icons. Limited seating.
December 17, 2011 Tickets: $12 members, $15 non-members. Advance purchase recommended at (978) 598-5000.
December 18 – NY
Brooklyn’s Central Library and Dweck Center hosts a discussion of Soviet dissidents and photographs by Irene Caesar.
Pavel Litvinov and Tomas Venclova, two among the most prominent members of the Soviet dissident movement, analyze the impact of the movement on the development of the Russian state, its legacy and the current political climate in Russia. They are joined by Irene Caesar, a photographer who presents her recent series of portraits of the Soviet dissidents.
Ongoing throughout December
Untitled work by Ivan Lebedev
The Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City hosts a temporary exhibition of Moscow photographer Ivan Lebedev’s works.
Runs from Thursday, December 8, through December 30, 2011. Located at the Museum of Russian Art (MoRA) Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th from 5pm to 8pm The exhibition will be open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm to 7pm. It will be closed December 24th to the 26th.