Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf: Music by Mussorgsky

GrafWHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20
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We continue our traditional presentations by maestro Hans Graf, the former Music Director of Houston Symphony (2001-2013).

This evening is dedicated to the music of Modest Mussorgsky.

Maestro Graf returns to Houston to conduct during the Symphony’s concert featuring the works by Stravinsky, John Adams, and Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

Maestro will talk about music pieces of this concert, with the special focus on Ravel’s orchestration of one of the Mussorgsky’s most famous works.

Steinway Artist pianist Zoya Shuhatovich will perform original piano suite “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

We will also show the movie about life and work of Modest Mussorgsky, one of the most important Russian composers of the nineteenth century.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

Evening “Russian Opera at the Bolshoi”

WHEN: Friday, January 29, 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $15, RCC members – $12

Opera

In the program:

  • Mark Zaltsberg, the passionate lover of opera music, will talk about great Russian opera singers: Lemeshev, Kozlovsky, Mikhailov, Obukhova, Obraztsova, Vishnevskaya.
  • Excerpts from the documentary “Russian Opera at the Bolshoi” ( the Vintage Years)

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

 

9th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”

Images of Russia

WHEN: October 19 – 24, 2015

The best works of independent Russian movie makers will be screened in five cities of Texas: Houston, Dallas, Austin, College Station and Lubbock. Our partners are: University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington – Dallas, SMU, Texas A&M – College Station, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, and The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.


This year we present the following movies:


“Together”. Director Denis Shabaev

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NejC7nvzXy8

Denis Shabaev’s Together, a charming road movie about an attempt by a father and daughter to find a common language.


Euromaidan: Rough Cut. Presented by producer Yulia Serdyukova

https://vimeo.com/90920946

Three months of revolution. From indignant protest to national unity. From pots on their heads to batons and body armour. From the euphoria of victory to the mourning of the fallen Heavenly Hundred. Revolution as an explosion of revived dignity, as the euphoria of freedom, as the pain of awareness at the cost, as the birth of the modern history of Ukraine.


Museum “Revolution”Presented by producer Anatoly Golubovskiy

https://vimeo.com/111697051

“Museum “Revolution” is a documentary about the Maidan events, contemporary art as a symbol of freedom and political struggle, confrontation of people’s creative energy, and a weapon of power.


Dates and Venues

DALLAS

October 19, 2015, 3:00 pm

“Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly Golubovskiy

University of Texas at Arlington, University Hall 110

214-808-3503

Admission: free


October 20, 2015, 6:30 pm

“Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly Golubovskiy

SMU, Dallas Hall, McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor, 3225 University Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205

214-768-2294

Admission: free


AUSTIN

October 20, 2015, 7:00 pm

Euromaidan: Rough Cut

followed by Q&A with Yulia Serdyukova

University of Texas at Austin, CLA 1.302B (Liberal Arts Building)

512-471-3607

Admission: free


COLLEGE STATION

October 21, 2015, 7:00 pm

 “Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly  Golubovskiy

Texas A&M, Rudder 510

979-575-5224

Admission: free


LUBBOCK

October 22, 2015, 6:00 pm

“Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly  Golubovskiy

International Cultural Center Auditorium at 605 Indiana Ave, Texas Tech University at Lubbock

806-834-4007

Admission: free


HOUSTON

October 21, 2015, Food & Drinks – 6:30 pm, Film – 7:15 pm

Euromaidan: Rough Cut

followed by Q&A with Yulia Serdyukova

Sundance Cinemas – Downtown (Bayou Place), 510 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

Admission: Non-members – $17, members – $12. Register HERE


October 22, 2015, 6:00 pm

Euromaidan: Rough Cut

followed by Q&A with Yulia Serdyukova

University of Houston, AA AUD 2.
Directions: Visitor parking is available in the Stadium Garage (on Holman between Scott St. and Cullen Rd.) or in the Welcome Center Garage (Calhoun Rd.). For map click HERE

Admission: free


October 23, 2015, 7:30p.m.

“Together”

RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)


October 24, 2015, 6:00p.m.

“Museum “Revolution”

followed by Q&A with Anatoly  Golubovskiy

RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

TICKETS AT RCC OUR TEXAS:

General admission – $10 / full time students and senior citizens – $8. Cash or check ONLY.

Language: Russian with English subtitles

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors & Partners:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Humanities Texas Wolrd Affairs Council of Greater Houston CREES
Russian Culture Society & McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Tech Office of International Affairs & The CHFoundation
Jordan A&M SMU

 

Movie Screening: Documentary “Iconoscope”

WHEN: Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:30 pm

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $8, RCC members – $6

iconoscope

Television had become an essential part of our daily life. It is impossible to imagine our civilization without it. And it is hard to believe  that television was actually invented less than 100 years ago.

The film “Iconoscope” by acclaimed director Vitaly Manskiy is a chance to grasp the entire history of television in 100 minutes of enthralling and paradoxical spectacle.

There are two more principal characters in this film, both of them TV stars, Dan Rather and Igor Kirillov. For the audiences in the U.S. and the Soviet Union their names were synonymous with the television.

Duration of screening: 100 min.

Language: Russian with English subtitles

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK

 

Movie Screenings

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas presents

Documentaries by Alexander Gutman

WHEN: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:30p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas, (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $8/$6 – RCC members

Gutman

The Last Romantic

Russia,  2008. 25 min.

The movie is about talented Russian artist Eugene Uhnalev. He survived a prison camp of Stalin’s era. Later Uhnalev worked in Hermitage for many years. His artworks are influenced by classical painting.

Gutman

The Intonation of Time

Russia,  2010. 25 min.

The hero of this film is Vladimir Ovchinnikov, artist, sculptor, and one of the founders of nonconformist artistic movement in Leningrad. He worked in Hermitage and Mariinsky Theater.

Language: Russian with English subtitles

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works singaporeair
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Memorial Hermann medical Group Dr. Inna Shpats 

Documentary Film Screening: “A Journey of Dmitry Shostakovich”

WHEN: December 16, 2011 at 7:30pm

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $8/$6 for RCC members

shostakovichA film by Oksana Dvornichenko and Helga Landauer

Structured around the 1973 Soviet propaganda cruise to the United States, which Shostakovich took two years before his death, this film parallels an ocean voyage with the composer’s personal journey from child prodigy to bitter tool of the Politburo. Mixing Soviet propaganda films with snippets of symphonies and rare film of composer at work, directors Oksana Dvornichenko and Helga Landauer portray a man compromising his art to save his life.

As the film jumps back and forth from shipboard frivolities to ecstatic public adorations of Stalin, directors throw in random treasures of synchronized street ballets performance by beaming girls in bathing suits, Paul Robeson singing a Russian folk song, and Shostakovich confessing his hatred of movies and love of Guy de Maupassant.

While the composer’s motivation remains murky, the triumph of his music perfectly matches the aesthetics of Soviet agitprop, pushing Shostakovich’s personal beliefs aside until all that’s left is music for the masses.

Community screening with directors’ permission.

Please, purchase your tickets in advance as the seating is limited.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

TCA art works Dr. Vernovsky

City of Houston logo HAA
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance