‘Russian Troika’ Series at SMSU


Russian Troika, a three-part series on Russian music, culture, and politics, will be held on three upcoming dates at Southwest Minnesota State University.

The presentations, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, are scheduled for Feb. 16, 23 and 27. All events are free and open to the public.

The first event, a chamber music performance, will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the SMSU Campus Religious Center, 1418 Birch St, Marshall, MN. Performing will be Music Professor Dr. Daniel Rieppel, piano; Jane Cords O’Hara, cello; and Brian Rinke, violin.

“We played together in January for a Soviet program put on by the Rochester Chamber Music Society, and it went so well we wanted to present it a couple of more times,” explained Rieppel.

A Russian Roundtable, “Playing Russian Roulette with the American Election of 2016,” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the William Whipple Gallery, BA 291. Rieppel and Dr. Anthony Amato, associate professor of social science, will moderate the discussion.

The final Russian Troika event is a solo recital by Minnesota pianist Dr. Stephen Carlson, the Music Department chair at Bemidji State University. It will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at the SMSU Campus Religious Center, 1418 Birch St, Marshall, MN. Carlson will perform musical selections from Stravinsky and Rachmaninov.

This series was made possible by significant support from the SMSU Dean of Arts, Letters and Sciences Dr. Jan Loft.

Contact: Jim Tate 1-800-642-0684


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