Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7 p.m.
(170 Beacon Street)
26TH RUSSIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL
Artistic Exchange and Cultural Understanding
EDUCATIONAL BRIDGE PROJECT
The Center for the Study of Europe, Boston University,
An evening of German and Russian music and literature
in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov’s birth
Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (1842) Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
1. Allegro brillante
2. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente
3. Scherzo: Molto vivace
4. Allegro ma non troppo
Kyung Ah Kim, piano
Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet
Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 3 “Ballade” in G minor Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Intermezzo in Memory of Brahms Sergei Slonimsky (b. 1932)
Han Nah Son, piano
Charles Coe, poet
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 (1944) Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
2. Allegro con brio
Han Nah Son, piano
Aija Reke, violin
Ming-Hui Lin, cello
Free and open to the public
Contact: (617) 512-1712
A standing room only audience of BU students, faculty and guests from around Boston, including Boston’s diplomatic corps, were present at the event and also asked questions of the speaker (Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga). The event ended with a musical performance (violin) by Aija Reke ,a Latvian student at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, a past winner of the BU Solo Bach Competition and a concertmaster of the BU Symphony Orchestra. The event was co-hosted by the Pardee School of Global Studies and the Center for the Study of Europe.
Former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga to speak at BU Pardee School
Latvian Violinist and full scholarship student of Boston University College of Fine Arts
will be performing after the lecture.
Jekabs Medins “Romance”
Latvian folk song “Tumsa Nakte Zala Zale”
Johann Sebastian Bach “Sarabanda” from Partita for Violin Solo No.2 in d – minor
To mark the launch of the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies a series of Inaugural Year Lectures is planned on themes and issues central to the mission and focus of Boston University’s newest School. The first of these lectures will be delivered by Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia (1999-2007), on Monday, the 6th of October, at 4:00 pm, at the BU Trustees Center and co-hosted by the BU Center for the Study of Europe. President Vike-Freiberga will speak about and answer questions on the future of Europe and the EU.
President of Latvia from 1999-2007, Dr. Vike-Freiberga was instrumental in achieving Latvia’s membership in the European Union and NATO. Later, she was Special Envoy and since 2007, she has been active in various international organizations related to international affairs, social issues, moral values, and democracy. She was Vice-Chair of the Reflection group on the long term future of Europe, chaired the High-level group on freedom and pluralism of media in the EU, and is President of the World Leadership Alliance Club of Madrid. She also serves as a member of the Boston Global Forum’s Board of Thinkers.
Having left Latvia as a child refugee to Germany in 1945, then French Morocco and Canada, she earned a Ph.D. in psychology (1965) at McGill University. After a distinguished career as Professor at the University of Montreal, she returned to her native country in 1998 to head the Latvian Institute. A year later she was elected president by the Latvian Parliament and re-elected in 2003.
President Vaira Vike-Freiberga’s lecture on “What does the future hold for Europe and the EU?” will be followed by a discussion to be moderated by Prof. Vivien Schmidt of the BU Pardee School of Global Studies, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Europe.
A reception will follow featuring a musical performance by Latvian violinist Aija Reke.
The public is cordially invited, however, seating is limited and RSVP is required. To register for this event, please email EventsPS@bu.edu.