Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Classical Duo "Elegance" Ekaterina Shetliffe & Yulia Northridge with Soprano Maria Nichol, Mezzo Soprano Iryna Ilnytska & Balalaika Sergei Kosov - Cygnet New Theatre Exeter Friday 9 February, Central Church Torquay Saturday 10 February, and St John's Church Taunton Sunday 11 February 2018

Piano: Ekaterina Shetliffe
Balalaika: Sergei Kosov
Violin: Yulia Northridge

Balalaika: Sergei Kosov
This is a rare opportunity to be taken on a musical journey to the heart of Russian Heritage and experience its varied nature. Sample the full spectrum of Russian music from its sombre moods to high energy uplifting beats. The extensive programme will include operatic arias and traditional Russian songs from Soviet Era, violin masterpieces and folk arrangements for balalaika featuring some of the most loved Russian composers; Tchaikovsky, Dargomizsky, Rachmaninov, Sviridov and more.

This unique event will feature instrumental and vocal performances of Russian soloists: Mezzo-Soprano,Violin, Folk Vocal and Balalaika, with piano accompaniment.

Performers are all graduates of Russia and its former republics, including:

EkaterinaShetliffe (classical pianist, graduate of Dargomizsky College of Music,Tula, Russia)
Yulia Northridge (prize-winning violinist, graduate of Petrozavodsk Music Academy, Russia)
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).
Maria Nicol (Jazz vocalist from Gnesin Academy of Moscow) - taking part in Torquay concert only

The concert will be hosted by Lee Shetliffe, a popular entertainer, compere and cabaret performer based in the South West.

Performance dates:

Cygnet Theatre, Exeter on Friday 9th February 7.30pm
Central Church, Torquay, on Saturday 10th February 7pm
St John's Church, Taunton on Sunday 11th February at 3pm

There will be drinks and refreshments available during the interval.

There will also be a raffle with a chance to win a traditional RussianPrize.

Tickets £12 (65+ £10 U16 FREE when accompanied by an adult)

Tickets available to order:

Exeter: 01392 277189
Torquay: 01803 211211 & WeGotTicketsTaunton: 01823 340470

For information please contact Kate on 07505 884271
or email: ekaterinashetliffe@gmail.com

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