Sounds of the Silver Age: St. Petersburg's Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet in Concert

Date: 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Presented by: Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, and the Harvard Ed Portal
Admission: Free; RSVP here
Reception: 6 pm; Concert, with Q&A to follow: 6:30 pm

Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, and the Harvard Ed Portal are proud to present a performance by the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet of St. Petersburg. The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet was formed in Leningrad in 1939. The present members are all graduates of the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory, steeped in the grand tradition of Russian music-making. The concert’s program will explore the music of Russia's Silver Age (late 19th and early 20th centuries) through compositions by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Igor Stravinsky, and others. 

The Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University seeks to foster comprehensive understanding and multidisciplinary study of Russia and the countries of Eurasia.

Ballets Russes Arts Initiative is a Boston-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization that fosters international creative exchange and collaboration in the visual and performing arts between the United States and the post-Soviet region.