The foundation Gift of  Life  one and only showcase of ‘An Unknown Friend’ — a performance based on Ivan Bunin’s novel — will take place starring Ksenia Rappoport, actress, spoken word, and Polina Osetinskaya, piano.

Seamlessly blending theatre and music, actress Kseniya Rappoport and pianist Polina Osetinskaya bring Ivan Bunin’s An Unknown Friend to life. Inspired by Bunin’s correspondence to an admirer in Dublin, this little-known short story from the mid-1920s comprises several love letters from a married woman living in a foreign land to her favourite author – whom she’s never met. In this unique performance, Bunin’s text will be accompanied by a delicate musical programme featuring pieces from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Fauré, alongside contemporary Russian composers Anton Batagov and Pavel Karmanov.


8:00pm Performance

9:15pm Reception

11:00pm Carriages

Dress code: Cocktail & lounge suit

The performance will be followed by the charity reception with the artists.

  • Date: 09 May 2018
  • Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
  • Time: 8:00pm
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