Location: Russian Cultural Centre at 1825 Phelps Place, NW; Washington, D.C.

In honor of the 120th anniversary of Tschaikovsky's death and the 140th anniversary of Rachmaninov's birth, the Kennan Institute is co-hosting a celebration in music. This event features remarks by Fulbright-Kennan Institute Scholar and Associate Professor, International Relations, Samara State University, Alexander Okun, about the significance of Russian-American cultural relations for the mutual understanding and cultural development of both nations.

Opening Remarks:

William Pomeranz, Acting Director, Kennan Institute

Alexander Okun, Fulbright-Kennan Institute Scholar, Kennan Institute


Susana Poretsky, mezzo-soprano

Grigory Soloviov, bass

Vera Danchenko-Stern, piano

RSVP required to Joseph Dresen (joseph.dresen@wilsoncenter.org). UPDATE (1/29/2013): This event is currently at capacity.

Cosponsored by the Russian Cultural Center and the Russian Chamber Arts Society.