KSP-South is a group of enthusiastic people that organizes biannual gatherings called Slyots (literally translated as “fly-ins”) and helps unite all Russian-speaking people who enjoy the Russian style of camping.
KSP in translation stands for the Club of Amateur Song. These songs are usually written by average people about their ordinary lives, yet the simple human experience of each song is translated into a powerful message of wisdom and truth, about the value of friendship, family, and love.
Slyots of KSP-South are held twice a year, and organizers try very hard to make everyone feel welcome, even those whose song selection varies slightly from the traditional KSP style. By bringing together the Russian speaking community, KSP-South not only allows them to experience their culture, but also to expose their spouses, children and friends to this beautiful Russian tradition.
With questions write to us at KSPsouth@gmail.com or call at 713-395-3301. Also, if you (or someone you know) would like to receive email reminders from us regarding KSP events, please let us know.
This is a private event for our members and supporters.
In the program:
“Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle” from Roméo et Juliette, Gounod
“Voi che sapete” from The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
Olga’s aria from Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky
“If I Loved You” from Carousel, Rodgers and Hammerstein
The Red Dress, song by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performers: Megan Samarin, mezzo-soprano. Megan is a second-year artist with the HGO Studio, was a finalist in HGO’s 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias and is an alumna of HGO’s Young Artists Vocal Academy. Last season at HGO, she sang Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and this September she performed Lady Columbia in HGOco’s world premiere of Gregory Spears and Royce Vavrek’s O Columbia.
Kirill Kuzmin, pianist and coach, HGO Studio artist (2015–16). Kirill was born in Moscow. He studied at the State Musical College in Moscow and then at the Moscow State Conservatory. After graduation, he entered the Young Artists Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, and then worked for that company as a pianist and coach on numerous productions. In 2014 and 2015, he served as an apprentice coach with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. Kirill has appeared in recital in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including the Bolshoi Theatre Beethoven Hall and Carnegie Hall. This season at HGO, he coached singers in Eugene Onegin.
Meeting with the artist Aurelia Nascu: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Artworks are available for sale
Houston artist Aurelia Nascu is originally from Moldova. She graduated from Moldova National Institute of the Arts. Aurelia has been a member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Moldova since 1999 and a member of the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe since 2001.
Aurelia actively participate in group and solo exhibitions in different countries. The art works by Aurelia Nascu are currently displayed in the State Art Museum of Moldova, Nomarxia (Chania, Greece), U.S. embassy in Moldova, Greek embassy in Ukraine, and the Hungarian embassy in Moldova.
Her works are also featured prominently in private collections in USA, Canada, Italy, England, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Moldova.
“My works include portraiture, landscape, still life, and compositions in the avant-garde style. As a third generation artist in my family, I was introduced to the world of art at a very young age. I became inspired by artists such as Chagall, Derain, and Bonnard. I am interested in the continuous development of new techniques in painting.” – Aurelia Nascu.
Bring in the Old New Year 2016 in a new style! Celebrating this rich Russian tradition, there will be great mix of crowd, authentic food, live music, dancing and a DJ all night. Happening in the exclusive Music World Entertainment Venue – the hip House of Dereon Media Center.
Hip blend of Russian and international music by the Austin based “Flying Balalaika Brothers” – and Houston’s award winning European-style musical band “Gypsies”, and others
Dance performances by the Traditional Russian dance group
Program in RUSSIAN ONLY. NO English translation available.
Александр Володарский — автор большого количества миниатюр в исполнении Клары Новиковой, Владимира Винокура, Геннадия Хазанова, Ефима Шифрина и Евгения Петросяна. Был автором цирковых реприз Юрия Куклачева.
Purchase your tickets in advance, as seating is limited.
The well-known puppeteer Jean Keucher will perform “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Her unique hand-crafted puppets and marionettes will dazzle all ages.
The show opens in Santa’s North Pole workshop where Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves and Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer appear. The sleigh travels to a snowy forest where Rudolph’s nose has become frozen in the snow storm. The lovely Snow Queen comes to help Santa with a wonderful way to warm Rudolph’s nose. Then the sleigh continues to the home where Santa leaves gifts. After the story, Jean Kuecher reveals the special effects and back stage secrets.
After the show, Father Frost will entertain the little spectators with games and songs. Father Frost in Slavic culture plays a role similar to Santa Claus.