Souvenir: Folk and Classical Favorites from Russia and Around the World

Featuring Elona Krasavtseva with Nina Wegmann

Date(s) & Times

November 18, 2016

7:00 PM




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The Russian Heritage
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The Studio@620 and Russian Heritage present an evening of traditional Russian folk songs, some of which are over 500 years old, sung by Elona Krasavtseva (lyrical soprano) accompanied by Nina Slyusar-Wegmann (accordion and piano). The program will include a range of song styles, including wedding songs, also called "crying songs", because weddings in northern Russia were for many years considered a sad event, as it meant that young girls were sent far away from their homes and families. There will also be a lot of sunny, hilarious, cheerful Italian and Spanish music, spiced with American and English favorites too. You'll be on a musical world tour so come enjoy these tonal souvenirs!

Elona Krasavtseva is an award winning singer and songwriter from Moscow, Russia.  In 2013 she was named a National Treasure of Russia for her songwriting and performance.  Elona performs in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as in Europe including Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. She runs a Music and Poetry Club in Florida.

Nina Slyusar-Wegmann is a frequent soloist with The Florida Orchestra and is the winner of four international music contests.  Some songs will be performed with piano, some a capella, and some instrumental.  There will be a lot of miraculous music.

Elona's CD "Russian Souvenir" will be released by Centaur Records, a classical music label, in 2017