Since 2003, CSEEES has been involved in a special project that significantly deepens American knowledge and expertise in the area of Russian music, opera and theatre.  Duke University, in conjunction with CSEEES, has hosted a series of exceptional concerts of Russian and European opera on an annual basis.  In addition to the these concerts, Duke has hosted a series of Russian folk music and art songs events, as well as inviting world renowed Russian artists to  lecture and conduct master classes for students and the community at Duke University and UNC, Chapel Hill.

The following concerts are examples of some of these wonderful events.

For Lovers of Voice: An Operatic Feast - 2012 - Performance of favorite arias from Italian and Russian operas by visiting artists from the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

10th Anniversary Gala: 2013 Concert of Russian & Italian Opera - Performance of favorite arias from Italian and Russian operas by visiting artists from the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

An Evening of Russian Music - a concert at Duke University in the Nelson Music Room on January 26th, 2014.  The performers are Professor Edna Andrews (12-string guitar, soprano) and Professor Irina Guliakova (alto).