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Welcome to the Russian Speakers' Society of Austin!

The Society was created for Austinites and visitors of Austin who come from the former Soviet Union as well as for anybody who has interest in this area of the world.

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gpFebruary 13, Saturday, 7:00 pm

The 16th Russian Spring Fest
Gypsy Passion
Via Romen and Flying Balalaika Brothers

Unity Church of The Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin, TX 78750

The Russian Speakers Society presents a concert featuring two outstanding groups: Via Romen and the Flying Balalaika Brothers.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE: https://www.showclix.com/event/gypsy-passion

TEA TASTING IN RUSSIAN STYLE DURING INTERMISSION

The Via Romen ensemble, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, presents music and dances which are rooted in the Russian-Romany (Gypsy) tradition. Their music and dance repertoire originates in Eastern and Western Europe and is enriched by jazz, Jewish, and Latino styles. Via Romen enchants audiences with intricate improvisations, catchy tunes, and flashy footwork. Despite being rooted in a Russian-Romani tradition, their music is modern, innovative, and fresh. Via Romen will perform as a Trio of virtuoso musicians - Vadim Kolpakov with violinist Arcadiy Gips and fabulous dancer Marina Shanefelter. Two of the band members, Vadim and Arkadiy, were part of the Madonnas Sticky & Sweet 2008/2009 tour as part of the Kolpakov Trio.

The Flying Balalaika Brothers was created by two virtuoso native Russian musicians whose combined classical training with folk traditions created a unique sound. They later brought in American musicians to enhance the band. The Flying Balalaika Brothers first established themselves at small festivals such as the Gilroy Festival, Sawdust Festival, Valencia Street Market, Pecan Street Festival, Music Under the Stars, and the Kerrville Folk Festival. They now perform in concert halls around the nation. This group features vocalist Zhenya Rock, balalaika, accordion, guitar, and banjo; Sergey Vashchenko, balalaika, bass, accordion; Aaryn Russell, guitar and bass balalaika; and Chris Hausler, drums.

Both of these groups perform out of a love for traditional music and classical elegance. Join us for an innovative and exciting performance.

It will be a tea tasting in Russian style during intermission.

The City of Austins Cultural Arts Division, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, all have helped make this event possible. Please join us!

Tickets (at the door):

  • Adults: $20
  • Seniors: $10
  • Students and children under 12: free (and most welcome)

Information: 512-335-4449, http://www.unityhills.org

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church

Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church

Fr. Aidan may be contacted at hieromonachusaidanus@yahoo.com. Those who need a baptism, wedding, or funeral/memorial service should contact him by email as well as by phone, so as to ensure the fastest response.

Services are in English with some Russian, in the Russian traditions. For a detailed calendar of services, click here.

Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church
(512) 696-6890
http://www.orthodoxaustin.org

 


 

 

 


PELMENI FOR SALE

Meat filled (beef/pork.veal, or as requested). Please give me one weeks notice. Cost: $8 for 1 bag of 50 pelmeni. Please contact: Tamara at 512-496-4307, or e-mail tzgrottker@sbcglobal.net to place your orders.

RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF AUSTIN

Information:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/790948594323759/?ref=bookmarks

E-mail: mashytka2003@yahoo.com

Sundays at 4001 Adelphi Ln, Austin, TX 78727 / International School of Austin

HELP NEEDED

ADVITA FUND USA

Advita Fund USA was founded in October 2007 (tax ID: 26-1300404).

Patients in Russia and the former Soviet Union face unique challenges:

  • lack of national bone marrow donor registry;
  • bureaucratic red tape that families have to struggle with to obtain governments treatment quotas;
  • lack of supporting medications that have to be purchased privately;
  • high cost of imported equipment and medications, and
  • inadequate federal financing of healthcare

As a result, thousands of children remain untreated, receive inadequate care, or run out of money long before the treatment is completed. While close to 80% of children with cancer are cured in the West, only 50% survive in Russian hospitals. We strive to close this gap.
Your donations are used to pay for bone marrow transplants, cancer drugs and supporting medications, and other necessary medical procedures.
The fund is staffed by volunteers only.
Thank you for your kindness!

Advita Fund USA is a volunteer-run organization - it means we pay no salaries to our staff and incur only minimal administrative expenses, so that most of the money we raise goes to patients we support.

You can make the donation at the ADVITA website

http://www.advitausa.org/

 

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