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A Centenary Celebration of Prokofiev and America

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Feb. 6, 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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A Centenary Celebration of Prokofiev and America

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the rescheduled "Centenary Celebration of Prokofiev and America."

The Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev first arrived in America on August 21, 1918, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and in the final act of the First World War. To mark the centenary of Prokofiev’s first year in America, the Kennan Institute and the National Symphony Orchestra are pleased to present a celebration of Prokofiev and America. The NSO's Last Stand Quartet performed Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 50, which was commissioned by the Library of Congress in 1931. Princeton University musicologist Simon Morrison delivered the keynote address, “Prokofiev’s Demons.”

The event will be followed by a reception.

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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