Salons 2004-2006


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.



December 2, 2005: Russian Salon at Barnard College

Russian Salon at Barnard College with the theme of “Exploring Identity” featured poetry by a number of noted poets: Irina Aks, Inna Bogachinskaya, Vasily Kolchenko, Mikhail Brif, Olga Zbarskaya, Andrey Karepov, Mikhail Rabinovich, Mikhail Shklyar, and students of Barnard College. The theme of MUSIC & IDENTITY was cleverly explored by Dr. Gennady Kupisok, with Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, and Joleika.


April 22, 2005: Russian Salon at Barnard College

This evening was devoted to THE ART & MYSTERY OF LOVE. Participants discussed cross cultural perspectives on love and their expression through the arts. The voice of soprano Eleanora Smirnova accompanied by Sergey Kalyuzhniy on guitar provided love songs in Russian. The actor and performer Rustem Galitch interpreted Russian love poetry as did a number of guests.


February 18, 2005: Russian Salon at Barnard College:

This evening was devoted to Vladimir Mayakovsky. Our honored guest, his American daughter (his only child.) Patricia Thompson, A.K.A, Elena Vladimirovna, PhD, Professor of Education at CUNY, Lehman College, and graduate of Barnard College. Dr. Thompson spoke about her family and memories of her father. We heard poetry of Mayakovsky by students and professional actors and music by G. Sviridov written to the words of Mayakovsky.



November 5, 2004:

RACH-C started the “Russian Evenings” salon events at Barnard College, Columbia University.