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The Carmel Institute builds lasting connections between Russian and American youth through musical and theater performances, Russian and Soviet film screenings, conferences, student exchanges and trips, and art exhibits. The Institute offers grants to Russian and American students to study in each others' countries.

Sixth Annual Symposium-concert The Russian Experiment: Soviet Culture in the Twenties

2017 Symposium-concert announcment

The Carmel Institute for Russian Culture and History in cooperation with PostClassical Ensemble presents a symposium-concert

The Russian Experiment: Soviet Culture of the Twenties

The Carmel Institute is co-hosting a unique event exploring the cultural impact of the 1917 revolutions through arts and music with presentations by Anton Fedyashin and Joseph Horowitz and special performances of rare Soviet music for cello and piano by world renowned pianist Vladimir Feltsman.

The evening's program:

RECEPTION - 6:00 PM (Kreeger Hall Lobby)

PROGRAM Part I - 7:30 PM


PROGRAM Part II - 8:30 PM

This event has limited seating capacity and is invitation-only. RSVPs must be received by Monday, October 16 at noon. RSVP confirmation emails must be in hand (on phone or paper) for entry into the event.

Please NOTE: this event is a first-come, first-seated event, even for ticket-holding guests. Seating capacity is limited so please arrive early.


Katzen Arts Center Garage will be available for parking and an American University shuttle runs continuously between AU-Tenleytown Metro Station to AU's Main Campus. Business attire is required for this event.

We are excited to offer this stimulating symposium-concert!

Fall 2017 Events

  • Vertov's Three Songs about Lenin
    Film Screening
    20 September 2017
    Russian Embassy
  • White Sun of the Desert
    Film Screening
    11 October 2017
    Russian Embassy
  • The Russian Experiment:
    Soviet Culture in the 1920s
    Sixth Annual Symposium
    19 October 2017
    Katzen Arts Center
    American University
  • Film Screening
    November 2017 TBD
    Russian Embassy

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