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Members of Butman’s band gather with CAS.

Wynton Marsalis & Igor Butman Perform for Carmel Institute

Renowned jazz musicians Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis took center stage at DC’s historic Lincoln Theatre to celebrate the fifth anniversary of AU’s groundbreaking Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History.

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Mariinsky Theatre

A cultural exhibit based on materials from the United States' Library of Congress, entitled Russian Influences on Music and Dance in America, was previewed for the first time at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Learn more.

Memorial Library

A generous donation from the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History at American University funds the Richard Stites Memorial Library at the St. Petersburg Campus of the Higher School of Economics. Learn more.