17 May 2010
Benefit Concert to Help Blind Students in Russia
Benefit Concert Helps Blind Students in Russia
May 15, 2010
The benefit concert, organized by the MN Adamov Memorial Fund for the Blind was held at Killian Hall on the campus of MIT on Sunday, April 18, 2010. The concert was a celebration of the achievements of Moisey Naumovich Adamov, professor of theoretical physics at St. Petersburg State University for 58 years, despite being blind from the age of two. This year is the 90th anniversary of his birth. After he passed away in 2005, his daughter, Svetlana Sussman and his son-in-law, Harris Sussman established the Adamov Fund to provide assistance to talented blind Russians to improve their quality of life and their opportunities for success. The Fund sends high quality walking canes, digital recorders, Braille typewriters and used laptop computers to blind students in St. Petersburg, Pskov, Novosibirsk, Yaroslavl and other regional destinations. One hundred percent of any monetary funds donated go towards equipment for the blind. Chamber members Richard Golob and Daniel Satinsky are members of the Advisory Committee of the Fund.
The concert featured appearances by a number of talented local musicians who performed a range of classical musical pieces in honor of Professor Adamov, a devoted lover of classical music. Particularly moving was a tribute on violin by Leo Adamov, grandson of Professor Adamov. The support of the MIT Russian Club and its president, Sergey Nikolenko, was critical to the success of the concert.
For further information or to make a tax-deductible contribution, contact Harris Sussman.