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Events Calendar

The Russian Life Events Calendar is your first stop for finding Russophile-related events in the US and around the world. Have an event to share? Use our submission form to give us all the details of your event and we will add it to our database.

Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff with the San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, California | June 21, 2018 to June 24, 2018

Described as "a marvel" (The Guardian) and in possession of "monstrous technique and lustrous tone" (The New Yorker) pianist Daniil Trifonov performs Rachmaninoff's electrifying Third Piano Concerto. The program opens with Sibelius' final two symphonies: his Sixth, considered by many to be his finest, and the single-movement Seventh. June 21, 22, and 23 concerts are at 8 pm

Art by Marina Forbes - Reception

New England Language Center's Art Gallery | Rochester, NH | June 24, 2018

Russia-themed art by Marina Forbes will be on display at the New England Language Center's Art Gallery. This is the date for the opening reception.

The Art of Icon Painting

New England Language Center's Art Gallery | Rochester, NH | June 02, 2018 to June 30, 2018

Russian Master Iconographer, educator and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer "The Art of Icon Painting" workshops in Rochester, NH at the New England language Center's Art Gallery.

Decadent Romance: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, California | July 13, 2018 to July 14, 2018

At just 25, brilliant phenom Alexander Prior leads the SF Symphony through the dazzling opulence, color, and excitement of Romantic Age masterworks. Witness the balletic lyricism and breathtaking virtuosity of Tchaikovsky's legendary Violin Concerto, performed by renowned young violinist William Hagen. Then, be swept away by the lush beauty and turbulent drama of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.

Festival of Russian Music

Temple Performing Arts Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | July 21, 2018

Russian Folk musicians from all over the world will convene in Valley Forge to participate in workshops consisting of musical instruction, performance, folk dancing, folk chorus, mini-concerts and cultural/language activities.

Demon, by Anton Rubinstein

Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center | Annandale on Hudson, NY | July 27, 2018 to August 05, 2018

Anton Rubinstein's operatic masterpiece Demon first premiered to great acclaim in 1871. Although performed frequently in Russia, the work remains something of a rarity in the West today. Based on the renowned fantasy poem by Mikhail Lermontov, Demon boasts rich choral writing and a fiery libretto.

Rimsky Korsakov and His Work

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts | Annandale-on-Hudson, NY | August 10, 2018 to August 19, 2018

Bard's SummerScape has a Russian theme this year, and features an exploration of the life and times of the composer who played a central role in the definition of what we know as the Russian style in music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908).

Socialist Flower Power: Soviet Hippie Culture

The Wende Museum | Culver City, CA | May 20, 2017 to August 26, 2018

This exhibition is devoted to a world that few people know existed and that many find hard to believe did exist: the world of the Soviet hippie movement.

Nevermore: Leonid Lamm, Selected Works

Zimmerli Art Museum | New Brunswick, NJ | March 03, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Leonid Lamm (1928–2017) was one of the most surprising and versatile artists in the history of Soviet nonconformist and contemporary Russian-American art. He was one of the first Soviet nonconformist artists to create assemblages, and moreover, he played with the complex nature of the written word long before the advent of Sots art.

Icons of the Hellenic World

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | June 22, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Icons of the Hellenic World comes from one of the finest collections of Greek icons in the nation. The exhibition delves deeply into the Hellenic world through the lens of this extraordinary collection of icons and related artifacts from the 11th century to the modern era. The reception will include opening remarks by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, tours of the exhibition, and Greek wine and appetizers.