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Events From 2006

RACH-C Events of 2006



January 7, 2006

Inauguration of "Malenkaya Companiya", a Russian Language Magazine for Parents & Children age 2 to 10. This magazine contains advise for parents, poems, puzzles, fairy tales, family games and delightful stories about well known writers and their works.


 Presenting the magazine to the public at "Russian Bookstore # 21" are (L-R) --- bookstore owner, Olga Zatsepina, President of RACH-C, and Alla Markova, Managing Editor of Malenkaya Companiya.  Here, the young champion of the literary quiz of the evening holds up her prize certificate.


February 17, 2006

Russian Salon at Barnard College: "Pushkin's Life in Odessa" was the topic of the evening featuring commentary and poetry by journalist and music critic Bella Ezerskaya with musical interpretation by Victoria Spivak and commentary by the noted translator of Pushkin Poetry, Julian Lowenfeld.

Participants concentrate on the presentation of Bella Ezerskaya.  Victoria Spivak provides musical accompaniment to the poetry of Pushkin.


February 19, 2006

Recital of Russian Music at Sterling Glen of Rye Brook independent living community. Dr. Gennady Kupisok entertained the residents with virtuoso performances on saxaphone, piano, and "jalaika." He quickly had listeners singing and accompanying him with percussion instruments.








March 25, 2006

 L to R: Russian Ambassador Andrey I. Denisov & wife, Mrs. Yishan Zhang, Lehman College President Ricardo Fernandez and Ambassador Yishan Zhang, Deputy Representative, Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the U.N

‘DIALOGUE ON RUSSIA AND CHINA TODAY’. Lehman College, with the co-sponsorship of RACH-C, held the first of two major symposium on issues confronting Russia and China today. Ambassador Andrey I. Denisov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Ambassador Yishan Zhang, Deputy Representative, Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the U.N., led off the Saturday March 25, event.

Russia and China, were featured in a film showing, and the opening of an exhibit featuring historical photographs as well as contemporary publications related to the two nations.

For Lehman, the event commemorated the 60th anniversary of the first meetings of the United Nations on American soil, which took place on the Lehman campus from March 25 through August 15, 1946.

The symposium series is sponsored by the College’s Division of Education and Office of the Provost and also by the Russian American Cultural Heritage Center:, and was organized by a committee co-chaired by Dr. Gaoyin Qian and Dr. Patricia Thompson (Yelena Vladimirovna Mayakovskya) of the Department of Specialized Services in Education.






May 28, 2006

A ‘SOUNDS OF SPRING CONCERT" featuring classical music Arias, Duets, and Art songs was presented by RACH-C at Our Savior's Atonement at 178 Bennnet Ave. to a full house of enthusiastic listeners. The program, directed by RACH-C Music Director Inna Leytush, included outstanding performances by Liora Michelle, Soprano; Efren Puig, Tenor; Daniel Lay, Viola; Karen Foster, Soprano; and Sergey Krivonos, Piano. Daniel J. Rothstein, fulfilled the duties of Master of Ceremonies in English and Russian admirably. 



October 8, 2006

‘CONCERT OF TANEEV & SHOSTAKOVICH MUSIC" celebrating the 150th birthday of the renowned pianist/composer Sergey Taneev, and the world loved orchestral / choral composer Dmitri Shostakovich. The standing room only audience delivered a great ovation to Ruth Ann Cunningham and Irina Rindzuner, sopranos and Micheal Barakat, baritone. Maryna Rogozhyna delighted them with her piano performance and Mikhail Zeiger's piano preludes of Shostakovich transfixed and transported his listeners to another time and place. A powerful exhibit of rare photos of Shostakovich by RIA Novosti (Russian News and Information Agency) were provided by RIA Novosti for the pleasure of participants.

LEFT Professor Vladimer Zak, musicologist who knew Shostakovich and his family and authored a book about Shostakovich, is introduced by RACH-C President Dr. Olga Zatsepina.



December 10, 2006

 "GALA WINTER CONCERT" IN COLLABORATION WITH COMMUNITY BOARD 12 MANHATTAN. This performance held at the Auditorium of the N.Y.S. Psychiatric Center on Haven Ave, Featured music by Verdi, Dargomyzhsky, Tchaikovsky and a piece composed and played by violinist Andrii Didorenko accompanied by Yuliya Basis on piano. Soprano Edit Taube provoked nostalgia with several Russian romances. Maria Pavlova, soprano & Efren Puig, tenor delighted the audience with a duet from Verdi. William Himmelbauer, lent his elegant bass voice to Russian folk songs and teenager Anastasia Danilova at piano, complimented her older colleagues with poise and distinction, all under the direction of music director and accompanist Inna Leytush.

ABOVE LEFT Yuri Sandulov, Vice Pres. of RACH-C, with Inna Leytush, Community Board 12 Chairperson Martin Collins, and MC Tatiana Eidinova enjoy the after concert reception at CB 12 headquarters.

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