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March 9 - concert "Lets Dance: like in the Renaissance", March 17 - concert "The Brilliant Virtuoses", March 23-24 - Icon Exhibition, March 30 - Of Love and Passion: Three Generations of Great Russian Composers Art Songs, Instrumental Music, and Rachmaninoffs Opera Aleko

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The Russian Speakers Society's Board for 2006

Luda Voskov, the society's president;512-442-4016, lvoskov@austin.rr.com
Elena Turikova, corrector; etur44@gmail.com
Yulia Cole, secretary; iuliacole@yahoo.com
Sophia Gilmson, music concert coordinator; s.gilmson@mail.utexas.edu

Advisory Board:

Luda Voskov, advertisement;512-442-4016, lvoskov@austin.rr.com
Katerina T. Kempel, web site coordinator/ newsletter designer; karetu@gmail.com


 


bAustin Troubadours Present:

Lets Dance: like in the Renaissance

March 9, 2019, Saturday, at 8:00 PM

Unity Church of the Hills 9905 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750

The Austin Troubadours will take you on the musical journey through 15th and 16th century Europe. Renaissance songs and dances from Italy, England, Spain and France will be performed on authentic period instruments, accompanied by historical dance choreography of Austin's beloved Toni Bravo.

The Austin Troubadours is an international group of instrumentalists and singers whose mission is to revive the beauty of musical masterpieces from Medieval and Renaissance Europe. It is founded in 2009 in Austin, Texas by the award winning lutenist and early music specialist Slobodan Vujisic. Seven musicians in period costumes with more than 30 authentic period instruments, perform dances and songs of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. A high energy, non-conventional show sets the stage in this historically informed performance. Performers include members of The Austin Symphony and University of Texas Faculty, funded in part by the City of Austin Cultural Commission. Austin Troubadours is pleased to announce that they have been approved for inclusion on the new Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) Texas Touring Roster.

Tickets (at the door):
Adults: $20
Kids: $10

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4088690


bMusical Connections Presents:

"The Brilliant Virtuoses"

March 17, 2019, Sunday, at 4:00 PM

Unity Church of the Hills 9905 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750

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

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

https://www.showclix.com/event/the-brilliant-virtuosos

Musical Connections presents The Brilliant Virtuosos the first of this years Masters Music Concert Series. This concert presents classical pieces as well as multicultural musical projects.In the concert, Tchaikovsky Competition Laureate Oleg Polansky will perform works from the classical piano repertoire. Violinist Johathan Leviim will join duo with music of Paganini, Massenet, Gluck, Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein and Schubert.

The City of Austins Cultural Arts Division, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Great Promise for American Indian have all helped make this event possible. Please join us!

For more information, 512-335-4449, http://musicalconnections.net or http://www.unityhills.org

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bTreasures of Imperial Russia: Holy Icons

March 23, 24, 12-5 pm

Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church, 1701 Peridot Road Pflugerville, TX 78660

FREE admission. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Finest selections from the world-class collection of Lebanese-born curator G. Nahlous, these rare and beautiful historic icons from 17th and 18th century Russia will be on exhibit in the Austin area for two days only. Icons were a central fixture of Russian culture and religion, and still play a vital role in the national and popular life of various parts of the former Soviet Union.
Both Sat. and Sun., presentations will be conducted at 3:00 and 5:00, explaining the meaning and symbolic language of the icons, as well as the distinct styles of Russian iconography (the Palekh, Moscow, and Novgorod Schools, with others). At the conclusion of each viewing, a short Orthodox service will be held in English with some Russian, demonstrating the traditional music and the way icons are incorporated into worship in the paths of Russian piety.

Information: (512) 915-0667, www.orthodoxaustin.org


bThe Russian Speakers Society presents:

Of Love and Passion: Three Generations of Great Russian Composers Art Songs, Instrumental Music, and Rachmaninoffs Opera Aleko

Saturday, March 30, 7:00 P.M.

Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin, TX 78701

The Russian Speakers Society proudly presents this unique concert. Part I will feature (for the first time in Austin) a Concert performance of Rachmaninoffs one-act opera Aleko, based on the poem The Gypsies by Alexander Pushkin. Soloists Nikita Storozhev, Mikhail Smigelski, Isabella Dolande, Evgeny Kozyrenko, Heather Lewis and chorus will be accompanied by pianist Tatiana Storozheva. English language translation will be provided. After the intermission, the audience will be invited to the Part II of the concert to enjoy various vocal and instrumental masterpieces by three generations of celebrated Russian composers: from Alyabyev and Glinka to Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.

This performance is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

https://www.showclix.com/event/of-love-and-passion-opera-aleko

Free parking lotis immediately to the east of the theater, at 18th and Colorado.
Wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact Luda Voskov at (512) 577-7790 or e-mail lvoskov@austin.rr.com

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The Musical Connections presents Russian Puppet Theater Khokhloma with a puppet show performance

The smolest dwarf Vasya

Sunday, April 14, at 11:00 AM

at Austin International School, 4001 Adelphi LN., Austin TX 78727

The Musical Connections presents Russian puppet theater Khokhloma with a puppet show performance " The smolest dwarf Vasia ".

Puppet shows by Hohloma Puppet Theater of Houston, producer and founder Elena Suvorova Philips. She will introduce fairytales to Austin public.

Admission is $10.

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, Russian Speakers Society, Hohloma Puppet Theater of Houston, all have helped make this event possible. Please join us!

The main character is the small and kind gnome Vasya, he is following the advice of his family of gnomes and dwarfs, saving various fairytale heroes and becomes noticeable to those around him. Vasya saves three piglets, seven goatlings, Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother from the Wolf .

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Music Masters of Czech Republic

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

Unity Church of the Hills 9905 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750

Austin audiences will have the unique opportunity to see a living legend of Czech classical and European jazz music ! Felix Slovacek,Sr. and two young stars of the current Czech musical scene clarinetist and soprano saxophonist Felix Slovacek, Jr. and pianist Viacheslav Grokhovski, Jr., from a famous Czech musical family. Arists: Felix Slovacek, Sr., clarnet, soprano-saxophone, renowned across Europe Felix Slovacek, Jr., clarinet & soprano-saxophone,, will perform with Vyacheslav Grokhovsky, Jr., on piano. they will perform a wide range of international works from Tchaikovsy to Schubert to Massenet and from Smetana to Stravinsky to Carl Stamitz. About the Artists: Felix Slovacek Sr. clarinetist, saxophonist conductor, and pedagogist studied piano and violin much of his youth; but his real interest in clarinet, and later, saxophone began after finishing high school. He has worked in all genres of music, including classical, children's music, jazz. He is the leader of the "Felix Slovacek Big Band." Throughout his career, he has sold over two million albums.

He is most famous as a soloist of pop-music and jazz. As a soloist in classical music, he has performed with most of the major orchestras of Eastern Europe and Italy. Pianist Vyacheslav Grokhovsky, Jr is a prizewinner of international competitions. Vyacheslav performs extensively as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He is a member of the E. Napravnik Piano Trio and chief director of the International Eduard Napravnik Music Festival in the Czech Republic. His international appearances include festivals in Italy, France, the United States, the Czech Republic, Germany and Russia. Czech Clarinetist Felix Slovacek, Jr. is a versatile and charismatic artist who comfortably navigates the worlds of classical music and jazz as well as the musical theater, where he performs as a singer and actor. He has been selected as the state soloist of the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra.

These artists perform for love of music and musical excellence. We invite you to share their performance.

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

Our Sponsors: This performance is made possible with support from The City of Austins Cultural Arts Division, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts. More Information: To learn about upcoming shows contact Sergey Vashchenko at balalaika@sbcglobal.net or at www.musicalconnections.net.

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church

Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church

Fr. Aidan may be contacted at hieromonachusaidanus@yahoo.com. 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
http://www.orthodoxaustin.org

Sunday Liturgy 9:30 a.m.


 

 

 

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