Magic of Music

In 1996 the Russian Arts Foundation designed Magic of Music to bring the joys of hearing live classical music and creative self-expression to children living under difficult, challenging circumstances. Working with administrators and care-providers, the RAF made a commitment to help the children in Moscow’s orphanages and special facilities for the mentally and physically disabled. In the two decades since, the program has expanded to the U.S. with Russian National Orchestra musicians performing for children while on tour. 

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Magic of Music in Russia
Magic of Music in Russia

The RNO has a passion for reaching the hearts of children living under difficult circumstances and bringing greater joy to their souls, enriching their spirits through music and creative self-expression.

Magic of Music in the US
Magic of Music in the US

The Russian Arts Foundation has organized programs across the United States aimed at bringing children closer to the joys of classical music.

Support Magic of Music Programs
Support Magic of Music Programs

Please join our donors to keep the Magic of Music alive in the hearts of children living under difficult circumstances and bring greater joy to their souls by enriching their spirits through music and creative self-expression.

Recent Magic of Music Events

October 5, 2017
Two October Concerts
Two October Concerts

In October, the RNO will give two free Magic of Music concerts in Moscow and Troitsk, featuring young musicians from the Gnesin Institute.

October 2, 2017
Flute Duo Brings Hermitage Cats to Minneapolis
Flute Duo Brings Hermitage Cats to Minneapolis

In August, flutists Maxim Rubtsov and Diane Boyd Schultz collaborated on a performance for the National Flute Association's Annual (NFA) Convention in Minneapolis. It included selections from Hermitage Cats Save the Day with the participation of eight young flutists.

November 25, 2016
Alena's Flower
Alena's Flower

On November 6, 2016, in its Orchestrion Concert Hall, the RNO presented a goodwill concert for students in children’s homes and special music schools, performing Andrei Rubtsov’s work, Alena’s Flower (Аленький цветочек).

May 6, 2016
Magic of Music Spring Concerts
Magic of Music Spring Concerts

On April 23, 2016, an enchanting performance awaited young listeners at the Herzen House Museum in Moscow. The concert was prepared by the RNO Wind Quintet and its leader, Maxim Rubtsov.