Complete schedule of events for ArtsNaples World Festival: Russia

ArtsNaples World Festival: Russia

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS

All events are free, but registration is required at www.coliergov.net/library.

Tuesday, May 8

■ Russian History in opera and music: Lecture focuses on historical event that affected the creators of Duke Igor, “1812” and other famous Russian operas, 2 p.m. Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, 239-263-7768.

The story of the beloved Russian poet, songwriter and actor, Vladimire Vysotsky, is part of a Russian film week sponsored bythe Naples International Film Festival at Silverspot.

The story of the beloved Russian poet, songwriter and actor, Vladimire Vysotsky, is part of a Russian film week sponsored bythe Naples International Film Festival at Silverspot.

■ Costumes of the Ballet Russes: Pablo Picasso and Coco Chanel designed for the famous company and its ingenious costumes are the focus of this talk, 2 p.m. Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples. 239-593-0177

■ Celebrate Russia: Grades kindergarten and older, a story about a magic Russian nesting doll, make your own dolls and a Russian snack, 4 p.m., Estates Branch Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. 239-455-8113

■ Two St. Petersburgs: This talk studies cultural heritage that affected the city known as the Venice of Russia, 6 p.m., South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. 239-252-7542

Wednesday, May 9

■ From Russia with Love: From Erte to “Dr. Zhivago,” the influence of Russian fashion style, 2 p.m., Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. 239-263-7768

■ “Doctor Zhivago”: A book discussion on the Boris Pasternak epic, 2 p.m., South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. 239-252-7542

Thursday, May 10

■ “The Last Station”: Film on the life of author Leo Tolstoy (“War and Peace,” “Anna Karenina”) starring Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren and Paul Giamatti, 2 p.m., Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, 239-263-7768 and 5 p.m. May 15, South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, 239-252-7542

■ Fabulous Fabergé: A look at the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, 2 p.m., South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. 239-252-7542.

■ Music and Dance of Russia: Boris, Katherine and the group Kalinka play, sing and dance to the sounds of Russia, 6 p.m., South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. 239-252-7542

ARTSNAPLES WORLD FESTIVAL: RUSSIA

■ For a complete list of ticket prices and to purchase tickets, unless otherwise noted, see www.artsnaplesworldfestival.org.

Saturday, May 12

■ Opening Night–Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.: Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Mei-Ann Chen, conductor. Guest artist, Augustin Hedelich, violinist. Also: Brahms Violin Concerto, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $20 to $42.

Sunday, May 13

■ Stravinsky's "L-Histore du Soldat": 2 p.m. "The Declassified" Chamber Ensemble, William Noll narrating, von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples.

■ Russian Imperial Dinner: With guest, honorary chair Sergey I. Kislyak, ambassador of the Russian Federation. Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. $300, Reservations: 591-8470. Deadline is noon Tuesday, May 8.

Monday, May 14

■ Tchaikovsky's "The Four Seasons": 2 p.m. Pavel Nersessian, pianist, von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples.

■ "Thank God I Am Alive": (2011; 132 minutes) 7 p.m. Exclusive before its availability in the United States, one of the highest-grossing films in Russian history, detailing the life of actor, poet and singer/songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky, one of the most influential artists from the Soviet Union era of Russia's history. $15.50, $12.50 seniors. Naples International Film Festival offering at Silverspot, Mercato. Tickets: www.Silverspotcinema.com.

Tuesday, May 15

■ String quartets from Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky: 2 p.m. Festival String Quartet, von Liebig Art Center,

■ "The Vanished Empire": (2008; 105 minutes), 2:30 p.m. A modern-Russia story of a cocky university student who must come to grips with life to help save his family and his own future. $15.50, $12.50 seniors. Naples International Film Festival offering at Silverspot, Mercato. Tickets: www.Silverspotcinema.com.

■ "Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev: 2 p.m. Rachmaninoff's's Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, the Bach Concerto for Three Pianos, and the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos: Festival Chamber Orchestra, William Noll, conductor, with guest pianists Philipp Kopachevsky, Michael Berkovsky and Pavel Nersessian.

Wednesday, May 16

■ Moussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition": 2 p.m. Michael Berkovsky, pianist, von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples.

■ "Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears": (1980; 150 minutes): 5 p.m. This Academy Award winner (Best Foreign Language Film, 1980) follows three optimistic young women who leave the countryside in search of a better future in Moscow, each one with a different dream — marriage, education, social power. $15.50, $12.50 seniors. Naples International Film Festival offering at Silverspot, Mercato.

■ "The Government Inspector": 8 p.m. Satirical play adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol and performed by the talented MFA graduates of Regent University's Theater Department. Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples..

Thursday, May 17

■ "The Government Inspector": 3:30 p.m. See Wednesday

■ " Elena": (2011; 109 minutes). 7:30 p.m. Winner, Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 2011. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment, but the threat of an unexpected reunion threatens one, who must hatch a desperate plan to save her future. $15.50, $12.50 seniors. Naples International Film Festival offering at Silverspot, Mercato.

■ "Eugene Onegin": Tchaikovsky opera, presented by Opera Naples, with Vladimir Lande, conductor; Naples Philharmonic Orchestra; guest soloists: Michael Todd Simpson (Onegin) and Inna Kadash (Tatiana), Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $20-$95.

Friday, May 18

■ Rachmaninoff's Piano Sonata in B minor:, 2 p.m. Philipp Kopachevsky, pianist, von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples.

■ "The Government Inspector": 8 p.m. (see Wednesday)

ONGOING FESTIVIAL EVENTS

■ Matryoshka Doll painting and other art: 1-4 p.m. daily May 15-20. Children can help paint sets of Russian nesting dolls. There also is Russian-themed mural painting and avant-garde finger painting outside on the art styles of Russian artists Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall. Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Road, Naples. $10.

■ Children's theater: 3 p.m. through May 20. 3 p.m. May 15-20. Children at the museum can dress-up and participate in a performance of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Road Naples. $10.

■ Leonid Semeiko Exhibition: von Liebig Art Center: Hyper-realist paintings by the featured Russian artist 585 Park St., Naples.

■ Louise Nevelson, "A Retrospective": Rarely seen works by Kiev-born prolific 20th-century artist. Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $8 adult, $4 student at the box office.

■ Jazz a la Russe: 9 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Jazz artists in the Lobby Lounge. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples.

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