Russian culture has occupied a central place in European culture for the last two centuries. Who can imagine modern literature without Alexander Pushkin, Fedor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Boris Pasternak, Anna Akhmatova, or Mikhail Bulgakov? Or 20th century art without Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, or Wassily Kandinsky?
And what would modern classical music be without Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, or Dmitri Shostakovich? These and other Russian artists have helped to shape our very concept of the humanities. Drawing upon the best examples of Russian culture, Moscow Nights’ programs seek to inform and inspire their audiences.
With Moscow Nights as cultural curator, there is always more to explore and learn, to inspire and edify.