Middlebury

Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble performs traditional folk and religious music of Russia

April 13, 2005

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Saturday, April 23

4-6 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.- Russian folk and religious music workshop: Experience the rich history of Russian folk and religious song in this interactive event with the Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble. Be prepared to sing!

Free

Mead Chapel, Hepburn Road off College Street (Route 125)

For more information, contact Kevin Moss of the Middlebury College Russian Department at moss@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5786.

 

Sunday, April 24

3 p.m.

Concert of traditional folk and religious music of Russia: Russian music traditions spanning more than two millennia and countless ethnic regions were in danger of extinction until Dmitri Pokrovsky (1944-1996) set about preserving them in 1973. Dressed in colorful costumes and playing ancient instruments, this fascinating ensemble draws from agricultural, spiritual and social roots, playing such folk music as exuberant wedding tunes, doleful funeral tributes and buoyant planting songs. Introduced in the United States during a 1988 Paul Winter tour, the Dmitri Pokrovsky "living library" offers a window into the Russian soul.

Free

Concert Hall, Middlebury College Center for the Arts, South Main Street (Route 30)

For more information, contact Kevin Moss of the Middlebury College Russian Department at moss@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5786.

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