Russian Culture through Music

Authored by Kate1980
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:47pm

Back by popular demand Music College graduates of Russia and its former republics: Mezzo-Soprano, Violin, Balalaika and Piano. Iryna Ilnytska (Mezzo-Soprano from Stachanov, Ukraine with international operatic experience) Sergei Kosov (virtuoso balalaika player from Moscow, a graduate of the prestigious Gnesin Academy and an honour of culture of Russia award winner). Yulia Northridge (prize-winning violinist, graduate of Petrozavodsk Music Academy, Russia) Ekaterina Shetliffe (classical pianist, graduate of Dargomizsky College of Music,Tula, Russia) A showcase of Russian heritage and culture inspired by some of the country’s leading composers. Experience the atmosphere of Russia by taking a fascinating journey through time with patriotic masterpieces by M. Glinka, melancholic melodies from the golden years of the Romantic era with Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov; dramatic and stirring compositions by Soviet composers Prokofiev, Schnitke and Chachaturyan, also featuring melancholic and upbeat folk favourites. The extensive programme will include operatic arias and traditional Russian songs, violin masterpieces and arrangements for Russia’s national instrument the balalaika. Series of other concerts ‘Russia through Music” in Devon: March 9th 7.30pm - Teignmouth Classical Music Festival, St Michael the Archangel Church, Teignmouth March 13th 7.30pm - Ashburton Arts Centre, balalaika and piano March 16th 6pm - St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, Exeter, balalaika and piano March 17th 3pm - St Andrew’s Church, Paignton - closing concert featuring exhibition of Russian landscape, hot drinks with traditional Russian refreshments, grand draw to win Russian Doll, acitivities for children and more For more information contact 07505 884271 or visit To purchase tickets pls visit

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Cygnet Theatre, Exeter, EX2 4AZ

Event Date

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm