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Calendar of Russian Speakers` Society of Austin

2002

  • Saturday, December 14, 12:30-3:00 pm CHILDREN'S NEW YEAR PARTY
    Hosted by the School of Russian Language and Culture of Austin.

    Party location: Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail.
    Directions: From 183 N take Great Hills Trail exit; turn left (west) under freeway, drive to Raincreek Parkway (fourth traffic light); the church will be on the right corner.

    All Russian children in Austin are invited!!!!

    Father Frost and his granddaughter Snegurochka will visit us and give small presents to our children. This year we will perform a new play "Musicians of Bremen" and the Russian school's students will present a short concert for our guests.

    Admission:
    $5.00 per family
    ($3.00 - for for the families attending school).

    Soft drinks will be provided, and you are welcome to bring a desert.

    As our school prepares presents for all the children at the party, we accept donations - you may donate chocolate candy, small toys (favorites), Russian books (call Marina at 238-7261).

    In order to have enough gifts for everybody, we need to estimate how many children are coming. Please RSVP at marina_sturza@yahoo.com or 743-7222(c) until December 11, Wednesday, so Father Frost will not be short on the presents for our kids.

    We hope to see you at our party!!!!

  • Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 pm.
    VADIM EGOROV - concert
    Saturday, December 7, 2002
    7:00 pm.
    Triumphant Love Church
    9508 Great Hills Trail (near the Arboretum area; see directions below).

    Vadim Vladimirovich Egorov was born in 1947, in Eberswald (Germany). He now lives in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow State Teachers' Training Institute, Department of Philology in 1969. Since 1964 Vadim Egorov has written more than 170 songs. (Dozhdi, Oblaka, Vecher s drugom, Posviaschenie Servantesu, Druz'ya uchodiat and many, many others). Vadim started off by singing his songs with piano accompaniment. He later switched to the guitar, since it was much more convenient way for a performer who was (and is) popular all over the country to travel from one town to another giving concerts. As Russians spread throughout the world, his popularity is fast becoming universal. He's loved and awaited not only in Russia, but also in Israel, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia - everywhere, where Russians are now living... The best way to listen to Vadim Egorov's music is to sit around a small fire in a forest in autumn surrounded by friends or at home-- the lights turned down and the fire burning. Egorov's favorite season is autumn. For him autumn is a light sorrow, a tender sadness, concerns about loved ones and thoughts of the past that is gone and the future that is approaching probably much faster than we would like.His poetry is a poetry with its own calm, quiet voice which touches your heart and soul in a way you won't ever forget... This voice is the exact opposite of this modern world in which we live these days, with all its threatening screaming noise, cruelty and troubled instability, which sometimes makes us forget ourselves... The tender strains of his music relieve and restore us, bringing us back from all the craziness around us. His songs leave hope in our hearts--that hope without which none of us could live...

    Tickets:

    General admission - $12
    Members of the Society, students and senior citizens - $10
    Children (0-12) - free
    Information and ticket reservation: 442-4016 (Luda Voskov).
    Directions:
    From 183 N take Great Hills Trail exit; turn left (west) under freeway, drive to Raincreek Parkway (fourth traffic light); the church will be on the right corner.

  • Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 pm.
    Aleksanrd Gorodnitsky - concert
    Russian Speakers Society of Austin presents one of Russia's most famous "bards".

    Alexander Gorodnitsky was born in 1933 in Leningrad. He is a Doctor of geological and mineralogical science, a professor, a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and an author of more than 230 scientific research works and articles.

    He has been composing songs to his own poems since 1953. He was among the winners of many songs competitions. He is a member of the Writers Union and the International Pen-Club. He was awarded the Tsarkoselskaya award in 1998 and the award named after Boulat Okudzhava in 1999. He is a member and a chairman of the jury of many festivals, including "Groushinsky" festival.

    He is often invited to participate in radio, television, film and theatrical productions. His concert tours have taken him to the USA, Canada, Germany, Israel, Sweden, Holland and other countries. Since 1987 he has released a few song albums and published 22 books of his poems, songs and memoirs. Since 1972 he has lived in Moscow

    Tickets:

    General admission - $12
    Members of the Society, students and senior citizens - $10
    Children (0-12) - free
    Information and ticket reservation: 442-4016 (Luda Voskov).
    Directions:
    Northwest Fellowship church, 12129 FM 620 (as some of you remember, this is the same location where A. Gorodnitsky and S. Pobedinsky concerts took place a few years ago).
    Take 183 north, and at intersection with FM 620 turn left on 620 (the sign for FM 620 is rather small, so be careful not to miss it). Drive on 620 about 1.5 miles and immediately after you pass Lake Creek Parkway (a intersection with lights) turn left to the small plaza with Mr. Gatti's and Dairy Queen. The Northwest Fellowship is on the second floor of a brown 2-story building standing to the right from Dairy Queen. The building has a visible sign "Northwest Fellowship" on it.

  • Saturday, October 12, 2002 10:00am - 5:00 pm.
    The Austin Children's Museum's 8th Annual International Children's Festival
    Palmer Events Center.

    Admission: $5 per person, children under two - free.

    The festival is an event unique to Austin. It is a fun-filled day event that invites visitors of all ages to celebrate and participate in the rich heritage and traditions of countries from around the world.

    Traditionally, the Russian Speakers Society organizes a Russian Booth at the Festival. This year we chose to present a demonstration of painting of traditional clay toys (Dymka) and wooden toys. We are looking for volunteers to help us with the booth. Please, call Marina Sturza at 238-7261 if you would like to help. Volunteers helping out in the booths will not have to pay the entrance fee for the festival.

    Location:
    900 Barton Springs Road
    Austin, TX 78704
    See a map at:
    http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?addr=900%20Barton%20Springs%20Road&csz=Austin%2c%20TX%2078704 Please, call Luda Voskov (442-4016 after 6pm) for any additional information related to the festival.

  • Sunday, September 29, 6 to 10 PM
    Do Svidania, Leto! - A Russian Party

    Towne Square Community Center, 2600 Quinlan Park Road.

    The evening program will include food, music and dance. You are welcome to bring your favorite "danceable" music. Sasha's Cafe will serve pelmeni ($3.50), zakuski and desert. Bring your favorite drink. Light wine and beer will be preferable. No vodka, please!! To avoid penalty for the carpet stains removal, please do not bring red wine or red soft drinks. Loud music will start after 8 PM. Come when it is still daylight in order to enjoy the view!

    Admission:

    $2/person for members of the Society;

    $5/person for non-members.

    Children under 12 are coming free.

    Location:

    The Towne Square Community Center (Clubhouse) is located in approximately 2.2 miles from intersection with Road 620 (between Mansfield Dam and Road 2222). (Our last society's parties were organized at the same location.) We will place several road signs (yellow signs saying "Russian Party") along the Quinlan Road and at the intersection of Quinlan Park Road and access road leading to the club.

  • April 28, Sunday, 5 p. m.
    Lecture (in Russian) "Why do mathematicians like mathematics so much?"
    "Vesla," the Journal of the Russian Speakers' Society of Austin, starts a series of public lectures dedicated to different areas of the sciences (mathematics, physics, biology) and the arts (literature, music, fine arts). The purpose of these lectures is to bring together Russian speaking people that are interested in discussing arts and sciences. The first lecture "Why do mathematitians like mathematics so much?" will be at 17:00 on April 28, in RLM, the 15-story building on the corner of Deen Keaton (26th street)and Speedway) in room 11.208 (conference room, next to the black board). The lecture will be in Russian. After the lecture, the editors of the journal invite everybody to go to the opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti, "The Counsil." If you have any questions about the lecture you can call or e-mail Mikhail Pekker (471-1840 work; pekkerm@mail.utexas.edu)


 
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