An Evening of French and Greek Culture
The French Cultural Center and the Greek Consulate are delighted to celebrate the bonds between French and Greek cultures this summer.
Greek culture is the foundation of most European cultures. French culture was certainly developed from it, and proof is the presence of Greek roots in French language, as well as the importance of history, literature and philosophy in both societies.
You are invited to join us for an evening of music, art and food, to celebrate the cultural ties and the strong friendship between France and Greece.
Berklee professor Panos Liaropoulos and his ensemble, The Greek Music Ensemble, will delight you with a special musical program including French and Greek songs. In addition, discover the one-night exhibition of photographer Amalia Sotiropoulou’s works, picturing a dynamic contemporary Greece. Last but not least, while sipping delicious French wine, enjoy appetizers from Sofra Bakery and Cafe.
Part of the proceeds of this event will be donated to The One Fund Boston.
When: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Location: French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: Member Price: $20.00; Non-Member Price: $30.00. RSVP Required (call 617-912-0400)
Russian Folk Music Ensemble
The Russian Department and the Department of Music invite you to a spectacular evening of Russian folk music!
Zolotoj Plyos was founded in 1994 by Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, and Sergei Grachev, all graduates of the Saratov State Conservatory. The group’s repertoire includes folk songs and instrumental pieces from various parts of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and other areas, and also features Gypsy music, Russian popular music and Jewish music. The Zolotoj Plyos ensemble has performed all over the world, including concerts at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the main hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
The event is supported by the Russian Department’s Maria Opasnov Tyler ’52 Fund.
When: April 9, 2013
Location: Wellesley College, Jewett Arts Center Auditorium
The 2013 Japan Spring Festival
Boston has enjoyed a deep relationship with Japan since the days of the Iwakura Mission of 1871. In April of 2012 the city celebrated the 100th anniversary of the friendship gift of cherry trees from Kyoto to Washington D.C. by hosting a Japan Spring Festival with support from the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston and in cooperation with local Japanese businesses and organizations. The festival was held in Boston’s historic Copley Square Park in the heart of the city and was modeled after a traditional Japanese fair. The celebration exceeded all expectations, with over 13,000 participants in attendance. The success of the festival was due largely in part to the unprecedented level of cooperation from the local Japanese community. Around the same time as the festival, the city celebrated the addition of a new direct flight option between Boston Logan airport and Narita airport, bringing the two cultures and peoples closer than ever.
The 2013 Japan Festival in Boston will focus on the theme of “matsuri,” the time-honored traditional Japanese-style festival. We hope that you will celebrate with us this year.
When: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Location: Boston City Hall Plaza
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