November 18, 2016
The Russian Heritage
Red Circle Sponsors: Dennis and Angie Lehane
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