May 25, 2016, 2:15 PM
London - A day of ‪Russian‬ song - SOAS London University Summer School
Russian Harmonies: Songs of the Steppes and the Cities
2 July 2016 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Russell Square: College Buildings
Russian folk songs embrace the whole of the landscape and all of Mother Earth. Lyrical songs call to mind the vastness of Russian topography stretching toward a boundless horizon. In Russian folklore, every snowflake and every blade of grass embodies the spirits of nature – and this connection is felt within each folk song for ritual pagan holidays, exorcism and sibylline song, circle dance, laments, wedding and lyrical songs... Come and experience the Russian landscape through song!
Music lovers of all backgrounds and singing levels are invited, no experience necessary. Learning by ear. With Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4500
Course Fee: £65 (concs £55) -> book online
Russian folk and classics, klezmer and Yiddish