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A Global Piano and Literary Salon: From Russia with Love

 

April 26, 2011 | The Jerome L. Greene Space at WNYC | New York City

With Igor Belov, Ksenia Shcherbino, and Svetlana Smolina; hosted by Ina Parker

Co-sponsored by HSBC, WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and Fritt Ord. AOC Fine Wines is the exclusive artisanal wine provider of The Greene Space.

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CLIPS: Svetlana Smolina 1 | Svetlana Smolina 2 | Svetlana Smolina 3 | Ksenia Shcherbino | Igor Belov

In an intimate gathering at WYNYC’s beloved Jerome L. Greene Space, participants have a rare opportunity to hear Igor Belov and Ksenia Shcherbino, two of Russia’s young, rising literary talents read from their latest works. Sip a glass of wine, and delight in exquisite musical renderings by pianist Svetlana Smolina. A conversation about the global impact of Russian culture follows.
 

PEN BLOGS

• Judith Benét Richardson: The Russian touch commenced with latkes and wine, then a piano player, Svetlana Smolina, dazzled the audience with her beauty and forceful playing. [More]
 
• Judith Benét Richardson: Pictures from the event. [More]

• Jane Ciabattari: The charming Ina Parker hosted a global literary salon in WNYC’s Greene Performance Space on April 26, complete with wine and Russian hors d’oeuvres (potato blintzes, plus). [More]

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