Performing Arts Events

A full listing of performing arts events hosted by the Russian American Cultural Center.

Sunday, October 2 in Manhattan and Sunday, October 16 in Brooklyn

Acclaimed Russian-born saxophonist/composer Lena Bloch reimagines work of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva in a new jazz suite. Premieres of My Name Is Marina for jazz ensemble and voice.

Sunday, October 2 at Marlene Meyerson JCC | Sunday, October 16 at Scholes Street Studio

Marlene Meyerson JCC | 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th St, NYC

HAPPENING where she will perform poetry in Russian and in English and show her recent paintings and drawings.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 2 pm

Tompkins Square Park Library

Art series from March 10, 2015: Regina Khidekel introduces the works of contemporary art presented in the galleries of Chelsea and New Museum.

March 10 | 7:30 PM

TV Kultura

DID YOU KNOW? In 1987, Billy Joel brought the first fully staged high energy rock show to Russia, with 3 stadium shows in both Moscow and Leningrad.

Available now!

A series at The Met puts this period into context with conversations and performances, including Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

November 9, 2013, 7:00 pm

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A new Russian-language opera by Polina Nazaykinskaya, conducted by Juventas Artistic Director Lidiya Yankovskaya.

August 21, 2013 to August 24, 2013

CSV Flamboyan Theater

New York-based playwright Adam Kraar has constructed a uniquely bilingual play in English and Russian, directed by Vladimir Rovinsky.

August 12, 2013

92nd Street Y, Buttenweiser Hall

Working with the Danish set designer Mia Stensgaard and fielding a brilliant cast (including Simon Keenlyside in the title role), Holten will provide a fresh reading of Tchaikovsky's classic.

April 14th, 2013

National Opera Center

An international theatrical endeavor that creates one-on-one experiences for New York audience members with performers on five continents.

February 5, 2013 to February 28, 2013

The Gershwin Hotel

Traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes create a winder wonderland in this delightful children's extravaganza.

December 22, 2012

Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn College

Presented by Regina Khidekel, RACC Director, Irina A. Olevsky, RACC Board Trustee and New York University Department of Russian and Slavic Studies.

June 19, 2012

New York University

2012 Victory Day Celebration!

May 6, 2012

Tatiana Celebration Hall

I remember Uncle Vanya. He beautiful and sad, but...funny...Yes...What a funny beautiful strange play.

April 26, 2012 to May 19, 2012

HERE Arts Center

Do not miss watching all of your favorite dancers perform shows in this year's must-see spectacular!

April 13, 2012

Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center


January 28, 2012 and January 29, 2012

Lang Hall at Hunter College

Яркое событие нового театрального сезона! Антон Крылов представляет легендарный мюзикл Бременские музыканты.

January 21, 2011 and Jan 22, 2011

Whitman Theater

Singing and narrating, Ms. Scuibba, a riveting presence, will join the orchestra in this trailblazing work.

June 10, 2011

Alice Tully Hall

Нью-Йоркский театр "Хаверим", полюбившийся зрителям нашумевшим спектаклем Ктуба или Свидетельство о браке...

June 2, 2011 to June 5, 2011

Connelly Theater

A harsh look at the demands of artistic and personal integrity, not to mention taking more than a few swipes at American consumerism...

April 22, 2011

Dorothy Strelsin Theatre

For all of us the Victory Day is a very personal day – our parents were fighting the war for us to be born.

May 8, 2011

Tatiana Restaurant, Brooklyn

Watch a world champion chess player, now journalist, unravel the complexities of Russia’s cultural and geopolitical landscape.

May 1, 2011

The Morgan Library & Museum

Communal Celebration with Rustem Galich, Natalia O'jan, the RACC guest actor from Canada, Yura Ruzhyev and his CABARET show.

December 25, 2010

National Restaurant, Brooklyn

Vicky is a nationally touring comedian with no limits.

November 20, 2010

Triad Theater - NYC

Join Ensemble du Monde in celebrating the opening of its 2010/11 Season on Saturday October 2, 2010 8pm at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufmann Center for the Arts.

October 2, 2010

Merkin Concert Hall

"Demon," presented with English subtitles to the multicultural audiences of New York.

June 15, 2010

Kings Bay YM-YMHA

RACC Community Performance Series

May 10, 2010

Kings Bay Y Theater

Over three extraordinary weeks the Philharmonic performs the largest single-composer festival in history.

April 21, 2012 to April 24, 2010

Avery Fisher Hall

Russian American Cultural Center, Rustem Galich Production Center and Davidzon Radio salon-Theatre present the "Russian Farinelli" project.

February 12, 2010 to February 25, 2010


"Holiday Season Celebration – Traditional Communal Gathering"

December 25, 2009

Domra and Bayan (Russian folk percussion instruments)

December 19, 2009

Long Island Bard's Club ZUS

Rustem Galitch and Sergei Pobedinsky

December 18, 2009

Golden Age Freehold Day Care

Alexander Pushkin's Little Tragedies consists of four short lyrical verse plays about human nature's inherent contradictions.

November 3, 2009 to November 14, 2009

Baryshnikov Arts Center

Mr. Aristov and Mr. Huang are winners of the 2008 Moscow International Liszt Piano Competition.

September 24, 2009

Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.

Featuring students and alumni of The Juilliard School, an evening of music devoted to the renowned Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

September 24, 2009

Ana Tzarev Gallery

On the banks of the mighty Dnieper River, a sweeping love story unfolds set to Sergei Prokofiev's glorious score.

June 1, 2009 to June 6, 2009

Metropolitan Opera House

Featuring Nina Beilina and members of Bachanalia with guest narrator Robert Sherman.

March 25, 2009

For the first time the celebration of Hanukkah will take place at 1,410-seats Millennium Theatre as a large communal event.

December 25, 2008

Millennium Theatre

Mikhail Evtukhov, the soloist of Moscow Shalom Theatre, singing rabbi Pinches Bobrovsky, Klezmer Band & dancing on the scene and in the theatre hall.

December 25, 2008

Millennium Theatre

This monumental production of Prokofiev's opera includes more than 65 solo roles and a depiction of one of the largest land battles in European history.

December 22, 26, 28, 2007 and January 3, 2008

Metropolitan Opera

Pinkhas Bobrovsky, "Song performance."

December 21, 2008

Kings Bay Y Theater

"Demon," by M. Lermontov

December 13, 2008 and December 20, 2008

Tribeca Performing Art Center

Based on a poetry book by Nikolai Ognivtsev.

November 8, 2008

Great Falls Performing Art Center

Russian 18th century opera by Fomin, "Orpheus."

October 25, 2008 to October 26, 2008

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Georgii Garanyan (saxophone) and Valerii Ponomaryov (tuba).

September 19, 2008

Millennium Theater

Dasha Fursey's Balloon & Bag of Wishes performance launched from the breathtaking overlook at Sound South.

August 2, 2008

South Sound

Yuri Entin's songs have appeared in some unforgettable cult cartoons such as “Bremenskie Musikanti”, "Winter in Prostokvashino", "Blue Pup", "Nu, Pogody!" and many others.

April 6, 2008 to April 19, 2008

Gesher Theater of Israel, Cocktail Reception and Introduction.

March 18, 2008

Featuring principal of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Filin.

February 27, 2008 to March 2, 2008

BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music

Based in New York City, Odd Appetite is the duo of performers/composers Ha-Yang Kim (cello) and Nathan Davis (percussion).

September 28, 2007 to September 30, 2007

Elena Stroganova, Elena Liberman (violin), Natalia Medvedovskaya (piano), Felix Yablonovskiy (director).

September 23, 2007

Kings Bay YM-YMHA

RACC Performance Series.

August 9, 2007

Performing Arts Center

Two performers, an amateur and a professional are rehearsing an "unscripted" love story in a storefront window.

April 10, 2007

Chashama Storefront Space

Based on letters between Anton Chechov and Olga Knipper.

November 4, 2006

Davidzon Radio Theatre

A conversation with Michael Ferraro and Regina Khidekel.

July 29, 2006

The Workshop Mainstage Theatre

Songs and Instrumental Music from the Republic of Georgia.

June 4, 2006

St. John the Divine, "Baroque Concert"

April 30, 2006

Bring your friends for a few hours of extraordinary theatre accompanied by a meeting with the director and the cast.

October 17, 2005

Sargent Theatre

Tribute to the World Year of Physics 2005 – Scientific Research in the Spirit of Albert Einstein.

July 7, 2005

Davidzon Radio Theatre

New Voices in Russian Theatre: Marina Shron stages a reading of her mythical work, "Time and the Beast."


With live jazz (Vladimir Volkov, double bass; Vladimir Tarasov, drums).


Featuring: Bud Mishkin, Boris Fishman & Ksenia Vidyaykina.


Yale Repertory Theatre presents the limited-engagement, world premiere of the Anton Chekhov story "Rothschild’s Fiddle."

January 14, 2004 to January 31, 2004

Yale Repertory Theatre

An Evening of Music, Art and Architecture with the distinguished Russian cellist.

May 21, 2002

My Pushkin Musical & Poetry Show.

April 27, 2002

An Evening of Art, Music and Poetry.

April 20, 2002

NY Noise: A New Series of Performance and Conversation.

April 1, 2002