Jan. 31 – “Art as Grit: The Siege of Leningrad in Music and Poetry”
Experience UWF Downtown welcomes our third installment of the season on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Old Christ Church. The event will showcase a collaboration of music, poetry and dialogue.
“Art as Grit: The Siege of Leningrad in Music and Poetry” explores the tenacity of the citizens and artists of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) during the Second World War. The event combines a performance of Soviet composer Dimitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 by UWF music faculty Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy (violin), Aleksandra Pereverzeva (cello), and Blake Riley (piano), with original sonnets about the siege of Leningrad by Jonathan Fink, UWF professor of creative writing.
Following the performance, the performers, along UWF history professor Dr. Daniel Miller, and musicologist Dr. Victoria Yanovskiy, will engage in a dialogue session with the audience.
The event and open to the public, which will take place at 6 p.m. on January 31 at Old Christ’s Church, is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
This event is sponsored by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities; UWF Office of Equity and Diversity, and is funded, in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series.
Thursday, Jan. 31
Old Christ Church, 405 S. Adams St., Downtown Pensacola
6 p.m. – Performance and Discussion
The reception and panel lecture are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited to a first come, first serve basis.