Thursday, March 22, 2007

As Putin Declared Day Of Mourning Lifts In Russia, Women Continue Their Spring Rituals In Post-Soviet Space Of Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, & Tatarstan


The Ukrainian film "Who Will Sing a Lullaby" will be shown as part of the Gelman Library International Film Series "7 Films From 7 Countries - 7 Testimonies About Women's Lives in Post-Soviet Space (part 2)." Nina Rudik directed the 29-minute film. The two other films scheduled to be shown as part of the evening's program are "Kristina & Christ" (Lithuania – 22 minutes), directed by Inessa Kurkletite, and "There are Women in Russian Villages..." (Russia – 28 minutes), directed by Pavel Kostomarov & Antonin Kattin.


Sunday, March 25, 2007
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Gelman Library
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
2130 H Street, NW
Washington, DC


Free admission

Seating is [unfortunately quite] limited


With thanks to Ken Bossong of the Ukrainian-American Environmental Association.

Welcome to the Ukrainian-American Environmental Association web page


Munich, Germany, European Union and Washington, D.C. music critic Jens F. Laurson refers to Sofia Gubaidulina's "Canticle of the Sun", for cello soloist [Mstislav Rostropovich], and chamber ensemble and choir, in his essay "Blasphemous Dogs, Recovering Catholics, and a Rediscovered American Gem" posted at Charles T. Downey's cultural blog The Rediscovered American Gem is Amy Beach's choral masterpiece "Canticle of the Sun" [Op. 123], to be performed this Sunday, at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., under Norman Schribner and his superb and American music-connected Choral Arts Society of Washington.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2007 January Composer Weekend -- A Journey of the Soul: The Music of Sofia Gubaidulina -- focused on the music of Ms Gubaidulina.

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Tatar and Russian Federation Composer and Humanist Sofia Gubaidulina; and the Kazan Kremlin, in the Tatarstan Autonomous Republic of the Russian Federation, harmoniously combines elements of Eastern Orthodox and Muslim cultures.

Photo credit SG © Japan Art Association, The Sankei Shimbun. All rights reserved. Via G.Schirmer Music Publishers. Copyrighted photograph of Tatarstan's Kazan Kremlin from Wikipedia used under "fair use provisions". With thanks to both copyright owners for use here.


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