Posting Date: October 25, 2011


Maxim Rubtsov to perform in Scholarship Series

Kennesaw State showcases acclaimed Russian musicians


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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State’s Scholarship Series brings acclaimed Russian flutist Maxim Rubtsov and pianist Sergei Kvitko to the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Rubtsov, principal flutist for the Russian National Orchestra (RNO), will be performing selections from his new album "Russian Romance," a collection of works by Russian composers.

"Audiences can expect a great performance of fine music and they are also helping contribute to scholarships,” says Harry Price, director of the School of Music.

The principal flutist with the Russian National Orchestra since 2003, the youngest ever in the orchestra’s history, Rubstov has been described by Flute Talk magazine as “an amazing performer who commands the audience’s attention from the moment he walks on stage.”

He has travelled the world performing, teaching and sharing his love of Russian classical music. Renowned pianist and producer of “Russian Romance” Sergei Kvitko will accompany Rubtsov during his performance.

As part of their residency at KSU, Rubtsov and Kvitko will teach master classes for KSU students. Rubtsov, who is also an accomplished dancer, will conduct separate classes in dance and in flute, and Kvitko will lead a class for piano students. Rubtsov appearance at KSU is sponsored in part by The Brannen-Cooper Fund at Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.

The Scholarship Series supports the School of Music scholarships by showcasing a combination of student, faculty and guest performers in a variety of styles and contexts. Tickets for each performance are $15. Discounts are available for KSU personnel, seniors, military, and groups. For more information about the concert series, contact the KSU box office online or at 770-423-6650.


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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


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