With the ability to seamlessly fuse opera, electronic music, pop and indie into an intoxicating and infectious hybrid, there’s never been artist quite like Elizaveta. You haven’t ever heard pop take flight on classical pipes like these…   The New York city born and Russian raised musical alchemist nods to everyone from Bach and Bjork […]

The Bath House Bros

Two Russian immigrant brothers host a variety show inside a Russian bathhouse/sauna. Borya (Boris Khaykin) and Dima (David Carl) are excited to take you through a wild variety show with booked comedy acts as well as a reoccurring cast of characters such as odd relatives from their family and a panoply of patrons to their […]

The New Group presents "Russian Transport"

World Premiere RUSSIAN TRANSPORT by Erika Sheffer, directed by Scott Elliott with Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Oreskes,  Morgan Spector, Sarah Steele, and Raviv Ullman Russian Transport is a suspenseful family drama set in the Russian Jewish community of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Diana and Misha, an immigrant couple, run a struggling car service while trying to carve […]

Discussion: The Soviet Exodus

Prof. Henry Feingold (“Silent No More”: Saving the Jews of Russia) in conversation with journalist Gal Beckerman (When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry) Feingold and Beckerman evaluate the history and legacy of the movement to liberate the Jews of the U.S.S.R. Co-sponsored by the Forward Presented […]

The Refusenik Experience: 2 films by Mikhail Kalik

Sunday, February 12, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. 11 A.M. – Refusenik (2007, 120 min.) Produced and directed by Laura Bialis Told through the eyes of activists on both sides of the Iron Curtain, Refusenik documents the 30-year struggle to liberate the Jews of the Soviet Union. 2:30 P.M. – And the Wind Returneth (1991, […]

Wine, Music and Old Russian New Year

The French-American School of Music sets out to re-create the ambiance of a Parisian salon. Join us for this special edition of Wine & Music as we celebrate Old Russian New Year. Enjoy an evening of traditional Russian food, drink, and of course, music! We will also be honoring two of our long-lasting Russian teachers, […]

In Foreign Lands: An evening with Pavel Lembersky and Jose Manuel Prieto

Pavel Lembersky and Jose Manuel Prieto will read from their novels and talk about how their unique émigré experiences shaped their writing and brought forth idiosyncratic new worlds of two very different protagonists. Pavel Lembersky’s recently published novel,  Aboard the 500th Jolly Echelon tells a detective story in jazzily syncopated language with unlikely twists and philosophical […]

Peter Rosen's documentary "Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler"

Join us for the Brooklyn premiere of Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler, the sole documentary on one of the greatest violinists of all time. This film features Heifetz family home movies and photos from 1903-1987. Sponsored by the Colburn School, EuroArts, WDR, Arte, Peter Rosen’s film portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do, a […]

Theater-Studio of Vyacheslav Kaganovich presents "My Dolsky"

New York premiere! Join us for “My Dolsky,” an evening of poetry-musical metamorphoses with Vyacheslav Kaganovich and Mikhail Sytchev (Chicago). Vyacheslav Kaganovich will present the poetry and songs by Alexander Dolsky, a well-known a Soviet and Russian poet, writer, artist, and bard. The guitar music for this performance was written and will be performed by […]

Evening with Diana Vinkovetsky

Join us for an Author Talk with writer and essayist Diana Vinkovetsky as she presents her new book “Revelations and Humility of the Cat Osif”. Diana will read excerpts from her new book and show clips from her films, “Windows into the Spaces of Light” and “House on Jordan Road”. Diana will share her impression […]