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Literary-Musical Cafe

Russian Speakers Society of Austin invites you to spend an evening at a table of LITERARY-MUSICAL CAFE.

Literary-musical cafe was created as an alternative to the traditional (merry and loud) parties of the Russian Speakers Society. Our community is rich in educated and gifted people and the cafe gives them an opportunity to find each other and to meet in a more intimate and quiet atmosphere. In spite of its name, the subject-matter of the presentations is not limited to literature and music.
Contacts: Luda Voskov lvoskov@austin.rr.com

The information about next "Literary-musical cafe" is coming soon!


14TH EVENING: FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 7:30 P.M.

Gregory DikshteinFriday, April 18, 7:30 PM, LCRA, Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX

Gregory Dikshtein

Many of you who are familiar with Russian bard songs, an intelligent and most sincere direction of Russian underground culture developed in the early 1960s, certainly know Gregory Dikshteins name. His songs have been spread in every Russian speaking community all over the world and even translated into other languages. His songs crossed the boarders of the Soviet Union much earlier then the author himself had a chance to do so. His songs were published in Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Israel, and U.S.A. His published discs and books helped people to get to know him better. He was invited to Israel, Germany, Frances, Ukraine, all the countries of the former Soviet Union, and France were successfully performed various concert programs. During the last fifteen years Russian speaking Americans gathered to listen to him in many different cities in America. He performed at over one hundred concerts throughout America and he had hundreds of programs broadcasted on the Russian radios all over the world! English-speaking listeners also had a few chances to familiarize themselves with the songs of a Great Russian songwriter and performer, all in-one, Gregory Dikshtein. Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Stanford University, Hartford University, Michigan University, and University of Illinois have organized his concerts and enjoyed his performances.
This program is funded and supported in part by City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Art.

Fee: $10
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blv. and drive west, after passing the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Information: Luda ph. 577-7790 (cell.) or 442-4016 (after 7:00 pm)

13TH EVENING: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 7 P.M.

 Saturday, February 2, 7 PM, LCRA, Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX

ALEX KISKACHI

Alex Kiskachi, a musician, singer and songwriter, is well known not only in his hometown, but also far beyond the Southern California scene where he regularly performs with his band or solo unplugged. After successful tours throughout the both coasts and Midwest, he comes to Texas for the first time.

Alexs music fuses gloom yet self-irony and raunchiness of blues, drive and madcapping of rock-n-roll, pure emotion of latin rhythms. His lyrics are deeply metaphorical and filled with wordplay and symbolism, yet follow the best traditions of Russian poetic heritage. His musical influences encompass a wide range of seemingly eclectic sources: from the early 20th century Russian chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky to legendary Russian rock bands Aquarium and Auktyon, from Paul Simon to Tom Waits. Heres what Alex says about his shows: Concerto for winds, strings and freaky voices. Music for emotional men with a sense of rhythm. Lyrics for intelligent women with a sense of humor.

A lot of outstanding musicians have played and currently play in his band. In the current tour, Alex Kiskachi will be joined by Leo Chelyapov, a well-known saxophone and clarinet player and a former member of legendary Russian bands Brigada S and Bravo. He is currently a leader of the Los Angeles-based klezmer orchestra Kings of Klezmer. Alexander Kuznetsov, a talented Austin musician, will also perform at the concert (bass).

Alex Kiskachis albums:
Chronicle (2002)
Unfaithful Syncopations (2005)

Alex Kiskachis website: http://kiskachi.com
The tour info: http://kiskachi.com/concerts/txtour08.html
Kings of Klezmer: http://www.kingsofklezmer.com

"We give Alexey Kiskachi's Chronicle three thumbs up" - Los Cabanos Times

"Magnifique!" - Le Monde Russe

Fee: $10
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blv. and drive west, after passing the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Information: Luda ph. 577-7790 (cell.) or 442-4016 (after 7:00 pm)

12TH EVENING: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7 P.M.

 Saturday, November 10, 7:00 pm, Board Room, LCRA

Igor Irteniev: poet and satirist

First time in Austin! Concert of famous russian poet-satirist Igor Irteniev.

Igor Irteniev is relatively "famous" he is a political satirist and writes poetry. He has published books and used to appear on TV reciting his satirical poetry.

Igor, a truly unique figure in contemporary Russian culture. Taking on a gamut of parts -- from a 1970's underground artist to a 1990's political commentator and "voice of the people", Irteniev is a poet whose sharp satirical verses brilliantly reflect (and influence) the mindset of contemporary Russia or, at least, that of the culture-oriented part of its population.

Information about Irteniev (Russian only):
http://gazeta.ru/kolonka.shtml
http://gazeta.ru/column/irtenyev/
http://irteniev.msk.ru
http://irteniev.livejournal.com
http://umorist.ru/collection/irteniev/
http://lib.ru/ANEKDOTY/irtenew.txt
http://girlsite.narod.ru/irtenev.htm
http://mp.urbannet.ru/TVOR-P/i/irteniev/irteniev-tv.htm

Fee: $10 + your favorite desert, tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 2 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790 (cell) or 442-4016 (after 7 PM)

11TH EVENING: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 6 P.M.

Russian Concert and ReceptionRussian Concert and Reception

September 8, Saturday, 6 PM Private House, 11601 Tanglebrair, Austin TX 78750

"CREDO" - Vocal Quartet, St. Petersburg
ART OF BALALAIKA Sergey Vashchenko

Tickets $10
This program funded in part by the City of Austin Cultural Contracts and by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Credo Quartet founded just five years ago, this vocal ensemble produces fresh interpretations of many well-known choral works that are customarily sung by larger choirs. Though the group is relatively young, each of its members has sung with leading choirs in St. Petersburg. The name Credo means I believe in Latin, and each of the singers believes in the grace, beauty and divine nature of the gift of singing.

Art of Balalaika Sergey Vashchenko very well known as balalaika virtuoso in every venue from folk to classical music, he has also been for many years the conductor and musical director for shows at Rice University of Houston for the orchestra affiliated with the Balalaika-Domra Association of America. He has produced several CDs together and with the collaboration of other artists. The latest CD, entitled Somewhere My Love was running for a Grammy Award 2004 under the Best Traditional World Music Album.

You dont want to miss the opportunity to hear this wonderful concert!

Please reserve your tickets for this concert at 577-7790 or 442-4016 due to limited seats.


10TH EVENING: SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 7 P.M.

PART I: ALEXEY IGNATCHENKOS RUSSIAN FUNNY STORY`S EVENING

Alexey Ignatchenko is our guest presenter from Longview. Person with a wide range of interests, chemist, traveler, writer, Alexey took part in numerous expeditions to restore wooden churches in the Russian North.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert, tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 2 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790 (cell) or 442-4016 (after 7 PM)


9TH EVENING: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7 P.M.

Cafe 9PART I: ALEXEY IGNATCHENKOS PRESENTATION ABOUT TEMPERAMENTS (IN RUSSIAN)

Alexey Ignatchenko is our guest presenter from Longview. Person with a wide range of interests, chemist, traveler, writer, Alexey took part in numerous expeditions to restore wooden churches in the Russian North.

PART II: ALEKSANDR TSIBOULSKI, CLASSICAL GUITAR, PERFORMING WORKS BY COMPOSERS FROM MEXICO, CUBA AND SPAIN.

Aleksandr Tsiboulski was born in 1979 in Rovno (now 'Rivne'), Ukraine, and began his music studies at age twelve, shortly after moving to Adelaide, South Australia. At seventeen, he moved to Canberra to continue his studies with Timothy Kain at the Australian National University, where he received his undergraduate training. Further private studies took him to Angelo Gilardino in Italy, Caro Barone in Paris and David Leisner in New York. Aleksandr is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the Australian-American Fulbright Award in the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as a First Prize at the Tokyo International Guitar Competition. Currently, he is pursuing graduate studies in music at the University of Texas at Austin, studying guitar with Prof. Adam Holzman.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert, tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 2 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790 (cell) or 442-4016 (after 7 PM)

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8TH EVENING: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7 P.M.

PART I: VOCAL QUARTET "CREDO"

This program funded in part by the City of Austin Cultural Contracts and by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

A few words about Credo
Founded just four years ago, Credo Quartet was formed desire to sing choral music of many countries, musical styles and traditions. This esteemed vocal ensemble produces fresh interpretations of many well-known choral works that are customarily sung by larger choirs. Though the group is very young, each of its members has great working experiences in leading choirs of St. Petersburg.
The ensembles name Credo is of Latin origin and means I believe. All members perform for Orthodox churches during the many beautiful liturgies of the Eastern tradition. Each of the singers professes a deep belief in the ministry of their musical works and they demonstrate a great understanding of the substance of the Divine Liturgies. Indeed, they are believers in the grace, beauty and divine nature of the gift of singing.
The Russian Orthodox musical heritage comprises the heart of Credos repertoire. However, the quartet also engages the listener with an array of Russian folk songs, western classical music styles, contemporary works by Russian and international composers. To paraphrase the great Richard Wagner, the ensemble believes that the human voice is the oldest and finest one of musical instruments, and the obligation to use it for singing is of the highest importance in one's life.
The vocal ensemble Credo has proved it to numerous audiences in concerts.
Fee: $10 + your favorite desert, tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 3 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790
Information about quartet "Credo": www.credo-quartet.com

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7TH EVENING: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7 P.M.

PART I: SONG-WRITER AND SINGER IGOR BELIY

He is a talented and artistic young man. His performances are bedazzling and breathtaking. He is a participant of the most controversial creative union. He is a mocker and philosopher, whose song you want to listen to over and over again.
Igor Belyi's songs are the unique offspring of the bard song medium into the generation of 20-year olds. This generation has its own points of reference and interests. In Belyi's songs one can hear some spicy jive that young people would feel required for it not to be boring, and a touch of philosophy for those lovers of serious literature.
Igor Belyi is very artistic, and his every song is a show in itself. One can't help but imitate him in bugling out the eyes, turning if the body, shaking of the head in culmination moments of his singing. In addition to the funky contents of his songs, it creates a truly awesome performance.
Fee: $10 + your favorite desert, seniors/children 8-16 - $5, children 3-8y.old FREE; tea will be served.
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd (between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).
Directions: From Mopac (Hgw.1) take exit Lake Austin Blvd. and drive west about 3 miles, after passing through the traffic light at intersection with Redbud Trail, turn right to 3700; the Hancock Bldg. will be on your left from the parking. The Board room will be on first floor, on left side from the main entrance.
Questions: Call Luda at 577-7790

About Igor


6TH EVENING: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 7 P.M.

MATTHEW HINSLEY: TENOR, CLASSICAL GUITARIST THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MELODY TRANSFORMS POETRY (in English)

In this lecture-performance classical guitarist and tenor, Dr. Matthew Hinsley, will show how poems are transformed by music. Taking songs from the Spanish and English Renaissance, German and Italian Romanticism, and the Americas of the twentieth century, Dr. Hinsley will show ways in which musicians have interpreted meaning in poetry for centuries. A love of music and language is all that is needed to enjoy this presentation, the musical and poetic analyses will be presented alongside of friendly audiovisual examples with plenty of live performance mixed in. Mr. Hinsley will even try to learn a Russian Romance for this presentation!
Always singing in one form or another, by age six Matthew Hinsley also read music on piano, violin and cello. He was ten when he began studying classical guitar. For him, the guitar held magical power and determined the direc tion of his life. A member of the guitar faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Music from Oberlin at age 20, and his Master of Music two years later from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in 2003. Matthew's primary guitar instructors were Stephen Aron and Adam Holzman. A recipient of numerous performance based awards, and an active performer, he regularly gives concerts throughout the United States. Matthew has received many foundation grants and significant private donations to run concert series of international performing artists as well as extensive community outreach programs. In 2000 he won the Music Teacher's National Association, Gibson Collegiate Artist Guitar Competition and won Second Prize in the American String Teacher's Association National Solo String Competition.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert

LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).

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FIFTH EVENING: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7 P.M.

PART I: ALEXEY IGNATCHENKO PRESENTS THE SLIDE SHOW CHURCHES OF THE RUSSIAN NORTH
PART II: COMPOSER JUAN LUIS DE PABLO ENRIQUEZ ROHEN PLAYS HIS WORKS FOR GUITAR

Alexey Ignatchenko is our guest presenter from Longview. Person with a wide range of interests, chemist, traveler, writer, Alexey took part in numerous expeditions to restore wooden churches in the Russian North. Photographs and experiences from the expeditions form the basis of his presentation.
Juan Enriquez Rohen. Born in Mexico City in 1971, holds a Bachelor of Music in composition from Trinity University and a Masters degree from the University of Houstons Moores School of Music. Juans music has been played in several major theaters in Mexico City and Queretaro City. Currently, he is finishing Alenka, a Piano & Strings concerto in five movements for the Zacatecas String Orchestra as well as a trio for Flute, Viola and guitar for the 'Composer'sAlliance of San Antonio'. His music is fine, simple and beautiful. A combination of Platonic dreams and Aristothelic rationality. Performance will include his compositions: Ancient meditations, Suite for guitar, Prayer, Oasis, Elegy, Canzona, A beautiful Portrait, Reflexion, Bossanova Etude and many more!
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert

Colorado Room, LCRA, 3800 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703

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FOURTH EVENING: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 6:30 P.M.

PART I: EKATERINA TURIKOVA READS HER POETRY AND FANTASY-TALES (IN RUSSIAN)
PART II: COMPOSER EVGENIY SHARLAT INTRODUCES HIS WORK

Ekaterina Turikova is a young journalist, web designer and writer.
She moved to the USA from St-Petersburg three years ago. E. Turikovas fairy tales and poetry appeared both on the internet and in paper publications.
You can read her works at http://zhurnal.lib.ru/t/turikowa_e_w/ or http://www.karetu.livejournal.com
Yevgeniy Sharlat is a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin teaching music composition and orchestration. A native of Moscow, he received his music education at Yale University, Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School and the Academy of Moscow Conservatory.
He will present one of his compositions - Pavane for 18 strings, which was premiered in the Great Hall of Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia by the famed Chamber Orchestra Kremlin under the direction of Misha Rachlevsky.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert
Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.)
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THIRD EVENING: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 6:30 P.M.

PART I: ASELE SURINA & GLEN R. MASK, PRESENTATION & BOOK SALE: FOOD CULTURE IN RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA
PART II: ANNA PITS: BARD`S SONGS

We are waiting for the great presentation of the Asele Surina and Glen R. Mack`s book "Food Culture in Russia and Central Asia".
During the Musical Part we`ll proud to listen Anna Pits with her brilliant bard`s songs.

Price: $3 plus Your favourite desert to the tea.
WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!

Address: LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.)

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SECOND EVENING: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, STARTING AT 6:30 P.M.

PART I: RUBY JONES, PRESENTATION: POINTS OF INTERSECTION: VISOTSKY AND AMERICAN BLUES
PART II: NATASHA BABINA: NOCTURNE IN E-MINOR, OP.72, NO.1, CHOPIN; RODION BURZEV, PIANO: PRELUDE IN B-MINOR, OP.23, NO.2, RACHMANINOV, GOPAK, MUSSORGSKY
PART III: MIKHAIL PEKKER: TALES
PART IV: YURIY BRAGINSKY (DALLAS): SHORT VERSES

Over the last century comparisons have been drawn about the Negro/Black experience in the United States and the Russian/Soviet experience. The economic systems in both countries, which systematically subjugated certain persons within the society and denied them rights which were guaranteed to other persons, are assumed to be the background against which a double-voiced genre of expression was born. In the US, this genre is called the blues. I see a similar genre in the Soviet Union in the creative output of singer-songwriters called bards. I assume that, none call it blues because the songs arose in the Soviet Union and not in the American South. I disagree and present the works of one bard, Vladimir S. Vysotsky as a counterargument and support for the idea that blues is not limited to one group, but is a common human reaction, and the result of similar experiences. Two sides of the ocean, two languages (or more), two different economic systems, but the people and their lives echoed the same basic human reaction to suffering. Someone (or some ones) always steps forward to give voice to what life hands out. Blues in the USA, bards in the USSR.
Fee: $3 + your favorite desert

Address: 11601 Tanglebriar Trail, Tatyana and Slava Ligais House


FIRST EVENING: SATURDAY, MARCH 5, STARTING AT 6:30 P.M.

PART I: OKSANA SERGIEVO-POSADSKAYA, PRESENTATION & SALE: OLD FRANCH NOVELLS
PART II: RODION BURCEV: "MEFISTO VALSE", F. LIST

LCRA, in Board Room of the Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.).

 

Kiev Symphony and Chorus

October 7, 6pm at First United Methodist Church (1004 N. Mays - Round Rock 78665) - Sanctuary

Free admission. Donations appreciated


The Satyricon Theatre's Lear w/ Raikin in HD in Austin, tomorrow, October 3, October 13 and October 15.

Venues, showtimes and access to online ticketing at www.stagerussia.com/king-lear.


Kid theatrical performace "Red, honest and in love" on Russian by Houston Children theater Joy

October 27, 3 pm at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Information and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/19692689697


Russian Song Festival KSP

November 2, 3 at1427 Campground Rd, Livingston, Texas 77351

Information and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/248120079145813/


church

October 14 - Church Feast and holiday service for the Holy Protection.

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) 915-0667
http://www.orthodoxaustin.org

Sunday Liturgy 9:30 a.m.


 

 

 

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