Ad Astra Music Festival

Celebrating five years of classical music in Russell, Kansas

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The Elements

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

BYOB as we enjoy the music in a casual, salon-like setting!

The festival's Young Artists sing the music of Franz Schubert with Matthew Piatt at the piano. In 1820s Vienna, Schubert hosted his artist and philosopher friends to share their music, poetry, paintings, and prose. We've chosen music about Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water and invited Kansas artists and writers to share their work alongside Schubert's timeless music. Kevin Rabas, the current Kansas Poet Laureate, will share his work, Russell's Angela Muller will display some of her element-rich pieces, photographer Greg Rud's work will already be on display at the Deines Cultural Center, and Emporia State University faculty member Amy Sage Webb will share some of her literature.

Victoria Lawal, soprano
Alexandra Galla, mezzo-soprano
Logan Barat, tenor
Cooper McGuire, baritone
Matthew Piatt, piano

Earlier Event: July 15
Charles Wesley & Charles Ives
Later Event: July 21
Cannonballs Fly