The Russian Cultural Center is continuing to work on improving our space. We replaced all of our gallery lighting to more efficient light bulbs (thank you to everyone who helped make it happen), and now we want to make our center a beautiful and inviting space!
RCC will turn our building into a work of public art. Talented Russian artist, Maksim Koloskov, will paint a mural on two walls of our building. Maksim attended art school in Volsk and then got his architectural degree from the Moscow Architectural Institute (MArchI). After coming to Houston, he began working with the architectural firm, Gensler, and later with the Rottet Studio, where he continues working today. Drawing, painting, and photography have always been Maksim’s passion, and he is excited to give back to the community by painting our murals. We will also install a large window in the front of the building, so that passersby can see our current gallery exhibition on display.
We want to not only beautify our space, but we want to turn it into a cultural destination in the city of Houston.We believe the art installation on our building will increase foot traffic to our art gallery and center.
Public art makes art accessible and free to improve communities. The Russian Cultural Center can become a landmark in Greater Houston, beautify and enhance the creative spirit of the city, and attract new artists and visitors.
We are a small but vibrant organization, and we would like our space to reflect this! With your support, we can!
RCC is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization and your charitable gifts are tax deductible.
Please make your check payable to the
Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas”
and mail it to 2337 Bissonnet Houston, Texas 77005
RCC Our Texas and Houston Ballet present ballet “Svadebka”.
Jessica Collado, soloist ballerina, and Ned Battista, assistant conductor, will discuss Igor Stravinsky’s score and Jiri Kylian’s ballet Svadebka, which will be part of Houston Ballet’s summer repertory Morris, Welch & Kylian.
Battista will highlight the intricacies of the vocal score and Collado will give audience members insight into the characters in Kylian’s ballet.
Video clips of the Houston Ballet performance will be shown.
Documentary “Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny”;
Q/A session with Jonathan Sandys, Churchill’s great-grandson, and Mark Zaltsberg.
Jonathan Sandys, a great-grandson of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill is an international public speaker on the life and times of his illustrious relative and the impact Sir Winston still has on the world today. Churchill’s courage and determination enabled the British to stand firm against Hitler and the Nazis, even when France surrendered and Britain stood alone. The example of Sir Winston Churchill is a legacy of success and stands as a demonstration of how one man’s determination in the face of defeat can change the world forever.
Mark Zaltsberg is a knowledgeable person and experienced speaker. His numerous presentations on different topics at the Russian Cultural Center are always memorable events for both Russian and English speaking guests. He will ask Mr. Sandys questions regarding Sir Churchill and also share his own passion and knowledge about this great man.
The evening is dedicated to the Viennese music of the XVIII- the first quarter of XIX century. In this period Vienna continued to consolidate its reputation as the “city of music.”
In the program:
Presentation by Katarina Loudermilk
Musical Pieces by Franz Schubert, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The performers – pianists:Katarina Loudermilk, Maria Gorodetskaya, Alina Uddin.
Katarina Loudermilk is a graduate of Gnessin’s Music Academy in Moscow and Rice University. She is a founder and director of The International Music Academy. Known for her creative approach to the performance of classical music, Katarina was featured as one of the performers in the Impulse Artist Series in 2007, and was heard live on KUHF radio.
Alina Uddin is an accomplished Ukrainian-born pianist, teacher, chamber performer and accompanist. She has appeared on different performing venues in Ukraine, Egypt, Spain, Morocco and US. Alina holds Master’s degrees from National P.I. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine and Moore’s School of Music, University of Houston. In 2014 she founded Tune In Music Academy.
Maria Gorodetskaya graduated from Gnessin’s Music Academy and also holds Master’s degree from University of Florida. She had performed at the International Steinway Festival, and won the university-wide concerto competition.
Veronica and Boris are blissfully in love, until the eruption of World War II tears them apart. Boris is sent to the front lines…and then communication stops. Meanwhile, Veronica tries to ward off spiritual numbness while Boris’s draft-dodging cousin makes increasingly forceful overtures. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, The Cranes Are Flying is a superbly crafted drama, bolstered by stunning cinematography and impassioned performances.