March 3 - Russian Spring Fest - Fireworks of Music, March 31 - Puppet show "The Rainbow Flower"













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vRussian Speakers Society of Austin Presents:

The 18th Russian Spring Fest - "Fireworks of Music"

March 3, 2018, Saturday, at 7:00 PM

Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701

Tickets (at the door):
Adults: $20
Seniors and Students: $10
Students and children under 12: free


Please join us at Fireworks of Music to celebrate International Womens Day 2018 with performances of original work by two multi-talented international artists, Ganna Sorbat and Lana Oli.

Ganna Sorbat is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, pianist, music producer and film composer, who has recorded three CDs of her original work. She found her love for music at an early age, going on to receive her degree from Ukraine's Musical College and University of Arts. Ganna has performed on stage with the Rolling Stones, George Fenton, the Morgan State University Choir, Tommy Tallarico, Denis Matsuev, Sergey Davydov, James Griffiths, and the UAE National Symphony Orchestra. In Abu Dhabi, she has composed and arranged music for such artists as Mansour Zayed and Maria Nedelkova. She recently collaborated on a new arrangement of the UAE National Anthem.

Lana Oli, a Russian-American singer, songwriter, and poet, is a graduate of Russias Ulyanovsk Music College and is currently working on her literature degree at the Gorkiy Literature Institute in Moscow. A long-time promoter of Russian culture and music around the world, Lana is the widely published winner of prose and poetry competitions. As a singer, she has performed in many live and televised concerts in Russia and the Ukraine. Lana especially enjoys her participation in multicultural events, particularly her program From Russia to America.

The City of Austins Cultural Arts Division, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and an award from the National Endowment all have helped make this event possible. Join us!

For more information, contact Luda Voskov at (512) 577-7790 or e-mail

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cRainbow Flower (English) @ Scottish Rite Theatre
Puppet shows by Hohloma Puppet Theater of Houston

Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm / English/ & 3 p.m. / Russian/

Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701

Tickets (at the door):
Adults: $20
Seniors, Students, Children: $10
Children under 2: free

Advance tickets:

SV Productios presents Russian puppet theater Khokhloma with a puppet show performance The Rainbow Flower. Puppet shows by Hohloma Puppet Theater of Houston, producer and founder Elena Suvorova Philips. She and her artists will introduce fairytales to Austin public at first time.

Script: a little girl called Zhenya was on her way home from a store and met a lady who gave her a magical flower with seven petals each a different color of the rainbow. Zhenya uses the first one to get home and then 5 for various silly things. When only the last petal is left she uses it to cure a boy who could not walk. Its a kind yet easy to read and understand Puppet play.

Fly, petal, oh- East to West you go.

Then North to South and turn around.

Touch the ground, do, Make my wish come true. (Eng)

After show- games | pictures.

The City of Austins Cultural Arts Division, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, One World Theater, Hohloma Puppet Theater of Houston, all have helped make this event possible. Please join us!


Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church

Fr. Aidan may be contacted at Those who need a baptism, wedding, or funeral/memorial service should contact him by email as well as by phone, so as to ensure the fastest response.

Services are in English with some Russian, in the Russian traditions. For a detailed calendar of services, click here.

Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church
(512) 915-0667

Sunday Liturgy 9:30 a.m.