PCE 2017-18 Immersion Experience, “The Russian Experiment,” comprises events at American University, The American Film Institute Silver Theatre, and The National Gallery of Art

“In spite of the turmoil and brutality that characterized twentieth century Russian history, or perhaps because of it, the artists who lived and worked in Russia during that time produced an amazing body of work. This legacy – still mainly unknown in the West — is precious, authentic, and meaningful.” – Vladimir Feltsman

The Russian Experiment with Vladimir Feltsman

THE RUSSIAN EXPERIMENT: Outlawed Soviet Composers of the 1920s

October 19 at 7:30

Katzen Auditorium | American University Campus

A concert & symposium co-presented by PostClassical Ensemble and American University’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History

Free Admission. Click below for tickets and info (limited seating)

The New Babylon – The Soviet silent film classic with Dmitri Shostakovich’s score performed live

THE NEW BABYLON: The classic 1929 Soviet silent film

March 30-31, 2018

American Film Institute Silver Theatre, Silver Spring

A DC Area premiere, this astonishing culminating achievement of the Soviet silent film era is an historical epic both whimsical and tragic, set during the 1871 Paris Commune. It is the first of Shostakovich’s historic collaborations with film-maker Grigori Kozintsev – a relationship ending with their epochal King Lear of 1971. Film performed with live score by PostClassical Ensemble led by Angel Gil-Ordóñez.