Dates and Times: May 13, 18, and 20, 2015
Locations: Various; visit this link for complete concert listing
Tickets: Contact the Educational Bridge Project for more information
ACA supports the artistry of guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan, who will be performing works by American composers this year at the Annual Russian-American Festival “Days of American Culture in Russia.” The Educational Bridge Project’s biannual Russian-American festival opens on Wednesday, May 13th, and runs through Sunday, May 24th, in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This celebrates the 27th time the Educational Bridge Project has brought together Russians and Americans for a series of performances, master-classes, lectures, and other cultural events in both Russia and the United States.
Aaron brings a high level of skill to this music, including three works by ACA composer Thomas L. Read in the festival’s program – Lullaby (on May 13), Concert Champêtre for guitar-cello (on May 18) and the quintet Capricci (on May 20). Aaron will be performing these works with the Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet and various other musicians in Russia.
The festival, over the course of more than twenty events, is a collaboration of Russian and American educators and artists from various universities, conservatories, museums, and architectural firms. Many of the festival participants have already collaborated in concerts, seminars, presentations, and discussions in past Educational Bridge Project’s festivals in Russia and in the U.S. Other composers whose works will be premiered at the festival include Tony Schemmer (Boston) and Boris Rivchun (Moscow).“This festival continues the mission of the Educational Bridge Project to provide forums for Americans and Russians to further develop mutual trust and understanding of one another’s cultures,” said Dr. Ludmilla Leibman, Executive Director.
To hear additional excerpts of Thomas L. Read's music, visit his website and scroll down to the 'music samples' section.