Yale Russian Chorus Concerts

Yale Russian Chorus

The Yale Russian Chorus will ring in the New Year with two concerts in the Rochester area, January 4th & 5th, displaying a varied repertoire evoking spacious Orthodox cathedrals, the clamor of cities, remote village life, soldiers on the march, and the broad steppes.

Thursday, January 4, 7:30 pm the annual “Russian Friendship Concert” at Kilbourn Hall, hosted by Linkages Rochester and the Eastman School of Music Community Education Division. Learn more about Rochester’s ties with its sister city, Novgorod, at a reception following the concert. Admission is free to concert and reception.

Friday, January 5, 7:30 pm, the Yale Russian Chorus in concert, Calvary St. Andrew’s Church, 95 Averill Avenue. (Corner of Averill & Ashland, in Rochester’s South Wedge: just a block from Cheesy Eddie’s! Plenty of street parking with additional parking in the Postler & Jaeckle lot on Averill next to South Avenue) . An Orthodox Christmas celebration (and more) with special guests! Admission: free will offering to defray costs gladly accepted.

Music from the Republic of Georgia

The Caucusus region on Russia’s southern border, near the Black Sea, has its own unique musical tradition. The Yale Russian Chorus welcomes interested singers and their friends to participate in a workshop on Georgian Music to be held at the Eastman School of Music the afternoon of January 4. Special guest Ray Kinoshita, Y ‘ 76 joins us from Toronto to lead the workshop. Music reading skills NOT required, but a willingness to sing along will greatly enhance the experience. For more information and to sign up, please contact

Domestic Violence. домашнее насилие.

Domestic Violence. домашнее насилие. In any language it’s a reality and a tragedy for thousands of victims, mostly women, but also men and children. In 2014-15 sister cities, Rochester, NY and Velikiy Novgorod, Russia, engaged in a year-long exchange on domestic violence (DV) in the United States and Russia. The exchange was funded by a US Department of State grant to Linkages through the US Russia Peer to Peer Dialogue Program. Linkages is the not-for-profit organization in Rochester, NY that has sponsored the sister city relationship in the US since 1990. Continue reading Domestic Violence. домашнее насилие.

Public Forum on Domestic Violence

Public Forum on Domestic Violence

Monday, March 7, 2016
7:00 -8:30 pm
Brighton Town Hall
1
st floor auditorium
2300 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

Domestic Violence. домашнее насилие.

In any language it’s a reality and a tragedy for thousands of victims, mostly women but also men and children. In 2014-15 sister cities, Rochester and Velikiy Novgorod, engaged in a year-long exchange on domestic violence in the United States and Russia. The exchange was funded by a US Department of State grant to Linkages through the US Russia Peer to Peer Dialogue Program. Continue reading Public Forum on Domestic Violence

Linkages on channel 31

Linkages and the Peer to Peer program was featured in an interview on Fox Rochester, channel 31, Wednesday March 11 2015.

I am not sure how long this link will last…

They interviewed Linkages board member Barbara LeSavoy and Allison O’Malley of RESOLVE regarding the Linkages trip to Velikiy Novgorod – leaving soon! The Linkages group – 5 professors/professionals and 4 students (?) will exchange views with their peers in Velikiy Novgorod concerning domestic violence.  The trip is funded by a grant from Peer to Peer, from the US embassy in Moscow.  This is a followup to a visit to Rochester by a Novgorod group last October.

Barbara LeSavoy, PhD
Director, Women and Gender Studies
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
http://www.brockport.edu/wms/

Allison D. O’Malley
Executive Director
RESOLVE
www.resolve-roc.org

an earlier interview on WROC:
The Peer to Peer Dialogue project was featured in a news story 2/26 on WROC 11pm news. The station contacted Alli O’Malley (Safe Journey program director and one of the members of the group traveling to Novgorod in March). She told the reporter about project, the trip to Russia and the course on DV being offered in the Social Work Department at Brockport. That resulted in an interview with Debra Fromm Faria and one of the students. The link to the news feature and a transcript of the interview is below:
http://www.rochesterhomepage.net/story/d/story/brockport-group-travels-abroad-to-address-domestic/31730/nyajVIMNR0mz3uSlWyrBDQ

a bit about Linkages:

Dick and Nancy Fitts started Linkages in the mid-1980s to promote peaceful relations between the citizens of the US and RUssia. It took until 1990 to establish communication between citizens in Rochester and Velikiy Novgorod and for the two city administrations to approve a sister city agreement.
The teachers exchange was started in the early 1990s and and has been operating continuously for 22. In 1998 the Partnership for Children was initiated. The most recent partnerships, Substance Abuse Prevention, Elder Services  and Women’s Issues were established in the early 2000s.