Astana Opera presents “Voice of Asia”

Concert Program
Oct 27, 8:00pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall,
57th Street & Seventh Avenue,
New York, NY 10019
Admission: For ticket information: www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212.247.7800 or Box Office at 57th and 7th.

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The program will include a special selection of Kazakh folk songs, solos from operas by Kazakh composers Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev and Mukhamejanov, arias from operas by Rossini, Verdi, Bernstein, Offenbach, and Borodin, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring brilliant young violinist Erzhan Kulibaev. Conductor: Abzal Mulhitdinov.

Magic Songs of the Eternal Steppe

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A Musical Celebration of Kazakh Culture
June 30, 8 pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall,
57th Street & Seventh Avenue,
New York, NY 10019
Admission: For ticket information: www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212.247.7800 or Box Office at 57th and 7th.

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For thousands of years, Kazakh artists have performed music inspired by their culture and history. The concert features the Kazakh National Academic Kurmangazy Orchestra of Folk Instruments, the Kazakh National Baikadamov Choir, and renowned Kazakh vocalists.

Obraztsov Puppet Theater

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Performance in Russian language for ages 7+
June 20 – 7 pm, June 21 – 12 pm
Master Theater
1029 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn
For ticket information, MasterTheater.com or 718.732.3838

 

“Extraordinary Concert”
Performance in English language for ages 13+
June 22 – 8:00 pm
92ndY, Kaufman Hall
1395 Lexington Ave, Manhattan
For ticket information, 92Y.org/RAF or 212.415.5500

The internationally celebrated puppet theater returns to the U.S. with a program which appeals to children and adults alike. The acclaimed Moscow-based theater performs the children’s classic “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” and the hilarious satirical revue “Extraordinary Concert.”

Sergei Parajanov: The Creator

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Retrospective Exhibit
June 17 – July 10, 10 am – 6 pm, Mon – Sat
Gilbert Albert Gallery
43 West 57th Street,
New York, NY 10019
Free Admission

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The first retrospective exhibit in the U.S. of Sergei Parajanov celebrates the magic world created by one of the most brilliant and controversial creators of the 20th century. The event commemorates the 90th anniversary of the birth of the artist.

12th Annual Together in New York® Festival

The Annual Community Festival and Health and Sports Fair
June 8, 11 am – 4 pm
Asser Levy/Seaside Park
West 5th Street, Brooklyn
Free Admission
Featured artist: Mikhail Belomlinsky

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An annual community festival and health and sport fair, featuring a full day of live music, dancing, performances by community youth groups, and delicious cuisine. Special guest singer Svetlana Portnyansky presents a new performance.

Russkaya Krasa at the American Folk Art Museum

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June 6, 5:30 – 7:00pm
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023
Free Admission

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Russkaya Krasa, a Russian folk ensemble comprised of students from Moscow State Pedagogical University, performs an exciting repertoire of choral music from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The group is directed by Olga Balaban, chairman of the university’s Choral Conducting Department.

“Yablochko (Chastushki)”

Collectively Independent: The Exhibit of Young Russian-American Artists

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June 2 – June 14, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri
The National Arts Club, Trask Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10011
Free Admission
By Irina Sheynfeld, New York, 2014

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An exhibit presented in collaboration with COJECO BluePrint fellowship program featuring the works of 5 emerging Russian-American artists: Margarita Korol, Michael Korosty, Tanya Levina, Artem Mirolevich, and Irina Sheynfeld.

Philippe Quint & Friends

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First Annual Benefit Concert
May 27, 7pm
The Time Center at the NY Times Building
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
Admission: for tickets email to lpailodze@russianamericanfoundation.org
Photo by Liza Marie Mazzucco

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Please join us for the Benefit Concert “Philippe Quint & Friends.” All proceeds from the evening will benefit the educational programs of the Russian American Foundation. The evening will feature specials guests, including Joshua Bell, J. Ralph, Emily Bergl, Michael Bacon, William Wolfram, the Matt Herskowitz Trio, and the Quint Quintet, featuring celebrated Argentine performers JP Jofre, Octavio Brunetti, Oren Fader and Pedro Giraudo.

Aladdin Garunov: Selected Works, 1998 – 2013

Art Exhibit
May 27 – June 30, 11 am – 8 pm, Tues – Sat
Gallery SHCHUKIN
524 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Free Admission
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The international arts organization Gallery SHCHUKIN celebrates the opening of its Chelsea gallery with the first solo exhibit in the U.S. of Dagestan-born artist and sculptor Aladdin Garunov. The selected works span the entire period of Garunov’s mature output as an artist and show how his exploration of the painting/object has evolved over time.

500,000 Voices of Chernobyl

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Photo Exhibit
May 27 – June 28, 11 am – 6 pm, Tues – Sat
Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery
4th floor, 417 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission
Photo by Philip Grossman

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Philip Grossman’s “500,000 Voices of Chernobyl” is an emotional photo exhibit that shares personal stories of the courageous men and women who volunteered to clean up in the wake of the world’s most infamous nuclear disaster. The exhibit is comprised of 42 prints and 2 videos that portray the remnants of the lost homes of thousands.

From Primitivism to Propaganda: Russia’s Modern Masters

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Art Exhibit
May 19-June 15, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri
The National Arts Club, Grand Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Free Admission
Image: Mikhail Larionov, Untitled (Collage), ca 1915-22. Mixed Media on Paper

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An exhibition of works on paper by some of Russia’s most notable modern artists, including Natalia Goncharova, Alexei Kruchenikh, Mikhail Larionov, Rosalia Rabinovich, Clement Redko, and the Stenberg brothers. Selected from the private holdings of the proprietors of Gallery Shchukin, an international gallery of modern and contemporary art with locations in Moscow, New York, and Paris.

The Memory of Time & Space: Russian and American Jewish Women Photographers in Diaspora

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Photo Exhibit
May 12-August 15, 10 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri
Harriman Institute, Columbia University
12th Floor, 420 W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Free Admission
Photo by Svetlana Didorenko

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An exhibit presented in collaboration with COJECO and the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, featuring works by acclaimed photographers Svetlana Didorenko, Yulia Levit, and Joan Roth. Presented as part of the annual Russian Heritage Festival® in commemoration of the First, Second and Third Waves of Russian cultural migration to the United States.

The Role of the Russian Media in the US and its Presence in the Life of the Russian-Speaking Community: Past, Present, Future

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May 1, 12pm-2pm
Kellogg Center, School of International & Public Affairs
Room 1501, 420 W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Free Admission

 

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RAF and RTVi, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, present “The Role of the Russian Media in the U.S. and its Presence in the Life of the Russian-Speaking Community: Past, Present, Future.” This event commemorates the 3rd wave of Russian immigration to the U.S., and will feature a panel discussion and Q&A session on the role of the Russian media in the U.S. and its presence in the life of the Russian-speaking community. Panelists will include: Ilia Baranikas, U.S. correspondent for Moskovsky Komsomolets, one of Russia’s most influential newspapers; Marina Belotserkovsky, the Senior Director of Russian Communications at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS); Ekaterina Kotrikadze, RTVi’s News Director (RTVi – Independent Russian TV Network); and Jennifer Rosenberg, Director of Research and the Jewish Community Study of New York at UJA-Federation of New York.