Ad Astra Music Festival

Celebrating five years of classical music in Russell, Kansas

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Cannonballs Fly

  • Deines Cultural Center 820 North Main Street Russell, KS, 67665 United States (map)

An evening of exploring musical responses to war and peace. The terrifying string quartet by George Crumb depicts the brutal violence and political unrest at the height of the Vietnam War, while Libby Larsen's Sifting Through the Ruins uses words written in New York City immediately after 9/11. Interwoven throughout the evening are songs of peace by Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. 

Selected Songs - Bob Dylan
Sifting Through the Ruins - Libby Larsen
Black Angels - George Crumb

Ad Astra String Quartet
Katelyn Mattson-Levy, mezzo-soprano
Michael Davidson, tenor
Matthew Piatt, piano
Jacob Long, percussion

PROGRAM

Earlier Event: July 20
The Elements
Later Event: July 22
Semiconsciousness