The Plaza Hotel, New York

Benefiting the Russian Children's Welfare Society’s (RCWS) charitable programs

Special Guest Stars

Soloists from the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Prince Igor

Oksana Dyka, soprano

Sergey Semishkur, tenor

Appear by kind permission of the Metropolitan Opera

Music by

The Lester Lanin Orchestra

Barynya Balalaika Orchestra

Dress Code: Strictly White or Black Tie, Long Ball Gowns

Reception - 8 pm, Dinner - 9 pm, Dancing - after 10 pm

To purchase tickets and additional information, please visit the web-site.

The Russian Children’s Welfare Society (RCWS) invites you to participate in the 49th Annual Petroushka Ball, which will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

Since its inception in 1965, the Petroushka Ball has been one of New York's most vibrant and elegant Russian-American events. In the past decade many of the world’s greatest artists have appeared in the Petroushka Ball including Anna Netrebko, Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Olga Borodina from the Metropolitan Opera and principals from the American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. We are humbled by the excellence of artists who have performed at the Ball solely to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and excited to announce that this year’s performance will feature soloists from the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Prince Igor, Oksana Dyka and Sergey Semishkur.

All net proceeds from the 48th Petroushka Ball are directed towards RCWS’ charitable programs.  Among them are educational scholarships for orphans, medical treatment for children with severe facial deformities, assistance to orphanages, rehabilitation programs for children with special needs, a “Yelka” (New Year and Christmas tree) party in Moscow for over 1,000 disadvantaged children visiting from many areas of Russia; and other vital programs. All contributions are tax-deductible.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, February 7, 2014. Please visit the Petroushka Ball web site and contact our office at 212-473-6263 or main@rcws.org if you require additional information.  Your participation will have a meaningful and far-reaching impact on child’s life.

Russian Children’s Welfare Society, Inc.

16 W 32nd St, #405

New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212-473-6263

Fax: 212-473-6301

www.rcws.org