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Classical music series returns to FHSU



HAYS, Kan. – A series of classical music returns to honor two world-famous musicians at Fort Hays State University.

After a year of absence, the curtain will open on Thursday, October 21st, for the season opening performance of the classical music series Rostislav and Luba Edlina Dubinsky. The performance begins – free of charge for the audience – at 7.30 p.m. at Sheridan Halls Beach / Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The guest artist will be the internationally known pianist Roman Rudnytsky.

Rudnytsky was a prizewinner in 10 international and national piano competitions, including second place in the 1965 International Leventritt Competition in New York – the most renowned international competition for pianists and violinists in the USA at the time. He has also performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in many concerts around the world, and has given masterclasses in the United States and 35 countries. He was professor of piano and music for many years and is now professor emeritus at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.

The classic series was launched in 2014 by Dr. Irena Ravitskaya, Professor of Music and Theater at FHSU. Up until the Covid-19 pandemic, there were four performances each year. The last performance took place in autumn 2019 and Dr. Ravitskaya is looking forward to her return with one performance each in the fall and spring semesters.


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