Revolutionary Traditions: Festival of Russian Music

This week (Oct. 26-28) the School of Music presents “Revolutionary Traditions: Festival of Russian Music.”  The School of Music invites you to attend any and all of the festival’s events, listed below. All events are open to the public. We hope to see you there!

The Festival of Russian Music will commemorate the seismic changes of 1917, and more importantly, the Russian and Soviet contributions to music and world culture. In the concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings, Stetson students and faculty will perform repertoire spanning almost 150 years. It’s a rare opportunity to hear a unique period in history speak to us today through its music and to learn how the revolution impacted the world and the music, art, and culture of today.

Our festival speaker is Dr. Simon Morrison. He is Professor of Music and Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University, where he teaches and writes about 19th and 20th century Russian music, with a recent focus on ballet. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, he is the author of four books and has written for the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, and Time.

Revolutionary Traditions: Festival of Russian Music | Thursday 26 October-Saturday 28 October 

Thursday 26 October

2:30 p.m.: Lecture: “Scriabin, Mysticism, Eroticism, and a Famed Chord,” Dr. Simon Morrison, Princeton University (Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall)

8:30 p.m.: Opening Reception and Ballet Video Viewing (Tinsley Room, Presser Hall)

Friday 27 October

11 a.m.: Conversation with Dr. Simon Morrison (SPREES Building)

2:30 p.m.: Composition Forum with Dr. Simon Morrison, guest lecturer (Presser Hall 202c)

6:30 p.m.: Pre-performance Talk, Dr. Simon Morrison (Tinsley Room, Presser Hall)

7:30 p.m.: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra Concert with Concert Choir, Anthony Hose, conductor (Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall)

Borodin: Polovetsian Dances (Prince Igor)
Stravinsky: Funeral Song, Op. 5
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 10
Sean Kennard, piano
Mosolov: The Iron Foundry, Op. 19
Shostakovich: The Bedbug Suite, Op. 19

Saturday 28 October

6:30 p.m.: Pre-performance Talk, Dr. Daniil Zavlunov (Tinsley Room, Presser Hall)

7:30 p.m.: Festival Finale Concert (Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall)

Russian songs and arias by Alyabyev, Borodin, Balakirev, Musorgsky, Gretchaninov, Rachmaninov, Nápravník, and Prokofiev
Student vocal soloists
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
Barron String Quartet
Russian choral works by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Larin, and Chesnokov
Stetson University Women’s Chorale
Andrew Larson, conductor

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