Ad Astra Music Festival

Celebrating five years of classical music in Russell, Kansas

The Elements


The Elements


Friday, July 20, 2018
Deines Cultural Center
820 N Main St, Russell, KS 67665

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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. And not just any Kansas artists and writers, but 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 whose 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 literary work.

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