in New York State (April 2016)
82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)
New York, NY 10012
The special program will include poetry from the Poetfest club and a performance by legendary trumpeter Valery Ponomarev. Various poets will take part in it and for the first time Aram Khachaturian’s suite Masquerade, based on Mikhail Lermontov’s eponymous classic drama, will be performed in the style of jazz.
The Pushkin Society in the United States has been in existence since 1935. From 1979 to 2009 Dr. Catharine Lodyjensky was its chairman. She collected a significant part of the old documents and materials, pertaining to various meetings, different programs, and artistic activity of the Russian Diaspora in New York. Dr. Lodyjensky sponsored literary and artistic events and her will expresses her wish that The Pushkin Society activity should go on. And so the archives and the center were named after her. As of that time a new stage of the activity of the oldest Russian America organization has begun.