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American Balalaika Symphony Spring Concert

Combining the rich traditions of the Russian Music School with the best of European and American music, founder, artistic director, and conductor Peter Trofimenko has created a unique American orchestra.

Each concert season the American Balalaika Symphony performs a stunning range of music — from beloved Russian folk melodies to classical favorites to rarely heard symphonic masterpieces, often with prominent virtuoso soloists from around the world.

Please note that at present, the cost for event parking at the venue is $6.00/car.

Slavic Colloquium: Confession(s) in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Speaker: Prof. Julian Connolly

While much of the narrative interest in Crime and Punishment is centered on the two subjects invoked in its own title:  crime (prestuplenie) and punishment (nakazanie), Dostoevsky’s most famous novel is also concerned with another abstract concept—confession (priznanie).   The sheer numbers and types of confession that appear in the novel are astounding.  This paper will investigate the myriad ways that confession crops up in Dostoevsky’s novel and see what it tells us about Dostoevsky’s central artistic and ethical preoccupations in the years after his own experience in the Russian criminal justice system.

Lecture: Anna Berman: Brothers and the Family Plot: A Comparative Approach to the Nineteenth-Century Russian and English Novel

Anna Berman is Assistant Professor of Russian Studies at McGill University.

Organized and sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

This lecture will take place in 309 New Cabell Hall on the University of Virginia campus.

Lecture: Wilfred Zeisler: Russian Art in the United States: An Introduction to Hillwood’s Collection

Founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), heiress to the Postum Cereal Company, which later became General Foods, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens houses over 17,000 works of art. The collection includes one of the largest and most important collections of Russian art outside Russia, comprising pieces from the pre-Petrine to the early Soviet periods. Through Hillwood’s collection, this lecture will explore the history of acquiring imperial Russian art in the United States.

Organized and sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Carl H. and Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History (McIntire Department of Art).

This lecture will take place in 211 Nau Hall on the University of Virginia campus.

Film Screening: Russian Ark

An unnamed narrator wanders through the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The narrator implies that he died in some horrible accident and is a ghost drifting through the palace. In each room, he encounters various real and fictional people from various periods in the city’s 300-year history. He is accompanied by “the European”, who represents the Marquis de Custine, a 19th-century French traveler.

Director: Alexander Sokurov, 2002

Run Time: 96 minutes

For more information about the VCUarts Cinema’s Cinematheque Series, please visit: http://arts.vcu.edu/cinema/cinematheque

Concert: William & Mary Russian Music Ensemble with Tetiana Khomenko and Vitalii Lyman

Weekend of Slavic Music: From Kiev, Ukraine, the balalaika and piano duo of Tetiana Khomenko and Vitalii Lyman will be guests of the William and Mary Russian Music Ensemble (RME). They will present duo concerts demonstrating the many facets of the balalaika on Sunday, April 2 (3pm, St Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Rd., classical and folk) and Monday, April 3 (7pm, Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St., classical and jazz).

This event will be hosted by Jonathan Johnston, RME founder and director. The concert is free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.

Concert: William & Mary Russian Music Ensemble with Tetiana Khomenko and Vitalii Lyman

Weekend of Slavic Music: From Kiev, Ukraine, the balalaika and piano duo of Tetiana Khomenko and Vitalii Lyman will be guests of the William and Mary Russian Music Ensemble (RME). They will present duo concerts demonstrating the many facets of the balalaika on Sunday, April 2 (3pm, St Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Rd., classical and folk) and Monday, April 3 (7pm, Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St., classical and jazz).

This event will be hosted by Jonathan Johnston, RME founder and director. The concert is free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.

Concert: William & Mary Russian Music Ensemble with Tetiana Khomenko and Vitalii Lyman

Weekend of Slavic Music: From Kiev, Ukraine, the balalaika and piano duo of Tetiana Khomenko and Vitalii Lyman will be guests of the William and Mary Russian Music Ensemble (RME) on April 1, 7:30pm, Ewell Recital Hall, William and Mary.

This event will be hosted by Jonathan Johnston, RME founder and director. The concert is free and open to the public; donations gratefully accepted.

Slavic Colloquium: Russian Virginia In and Out of the Classroom

This colloquium will feature two student projects from Prof. Edith Clowes’ RUTR 2460 course using the website “Russian Virginia”. The first project, presented by Fall 2015 students Alex Moree and David Peters, explores the Russian Civil War through the work of little-known Soviet cartoonist Vladimir Akimov. The second project, presented by Fall 2016 students Alex Kozoyed and Veri Silva, focuses on an Orthodox church in the Northern Virginia area and its integration of traditional orthodoxy with recognizably American social practices and involvement.

Regent University Theatre Presents: The Seagull

Unrequited love, artistic temperaments, and family jealousies collide in Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece. For one family, a summer in the Russian countryside lays bare the divide between the lives we live and the lives we long for.

Please note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.