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Young Russian-Jewish Americans in the Arts: panel + reception

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This event explores the experiences and contributions of young creatives of Jewish heritage in the US who have roots in the former Soviet Union. We have brought together panelists (see below for bios) from the world of music, theater and visual arts to share their different stories of migration and adaptation, as well as engagement with their ethnic and cultural history.

This event is presented in connection with BRAI's exhibition MIGRATION + MEMORY: Jewish Artists of the Russian and Soviet Empires, currently on view at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA, until January 28th, 2018. Exhibit curator and BRAI Executive Director, Anna Winestein, will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

5:30 Registration, networking.
6:00 Speaker intros, Panel Discussion
7:00 Q&A
7:15 Reception. Food provided, 1 drink included in ticket price.

ZHANNA ALKHAZOVA is a soprano opera singer based in New York. Originally from Moscow, she is a critically acclaimed performer who made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2014, and has performed throughout the US, Canada, Italy, Ireland and Russia. www.zhannaalkhazova.com

DAVID GAMARNIK is an actor and mathematician based in Boston. Hailing from Tbilisi, Georgia, he is a professor of operations research at MIT by day. He has trained as an actor and is a member of Boston's Arlekin Theater, recently starring in Arlekin's critically acclaimed production, A Dead Man's Diary.

MARK KELNER is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Washington, DC. Conceived in Moscow before his parents' emigration, he was born in the US. He is represented by Galerie Blue Square and is currently showing work at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York. www.markkelner.com

ANASTASIA SEIFETDINOVA is a pianist and music professor based in Boston. Born in Ukraine, she received part of her musical training in Germany before obtaining a Master’s and Doctorate degrees from The Hartt School in Connecticut. She has recorded for Naxos and is currently on faculty of the New England Conservatory. www.seifetdinova.de

ANNA WINESTEIN is an art historian and arts entrepreneur based in Boston. Born in St. Petersburg, she grew up in Brookline. She is the Founding Executive Director of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, and has published widely on Russian art and culture and its relationship with the West. www.ballets-russes.com

The event is organized with the generous support of Combined Jewish Philanthopies and District Hall.

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