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“Art as Grit: The Siege of Leningrad in Music and Poetry” - Experience UWF Downtown

January 31, 2019
  • Location: Old Christ Church
  • 405 South Adams Street
  • Pensacola, FL 32502
  • (850) 474-3227 phone
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Free. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited.


Experience UWF Downtown welcomes our third installment of the season on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, 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 and a short intermission, the performers, along with UWF history professor Dr. Daniel Miller, and musicologist Victoria Yanovskiy, will provide a talkback session for the audience.

The event, which will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Old Christ’s Church, is free and open to the public.
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. Additional thanks to community event sponsor Blues Angel Music.