Red Rocks Community College
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Red Rocks Community College
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World-renowned pianist and violinist to perform at RRCC

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College will host the “Magic of Dance,” a violin and piano performance by DuoClassica, on Tuesday, November 1. The free event will be held at the college’s Lakewood campus in the Community room at 5 p.m. and is open to the public.

DuoClassica includes Red Rocks faculty member Olga Dashevskaya on piano and Lydia Sviatlovskaya, the Colorado Ballet Orchestra concertmaster, on violin. The ladies typically perform a broad spectrum of music, from contemporary to traditional, but have chosen to focus on some of the more technical classical composers for this concert. Their “Magic of Dance” program will consist of pieces composed by Kriesler, de Falla, Shostakovich, Debussy, Piazzolla, Ravel, and Brahms, as well as short narrative segments.

The performers will also be showcasing these pieces on Oct. 30 at Grace United Methodist Church. This event will be ticketed, and is another chance to listen to highly skilled, classically-trained musicians in person.

More about Olga Dashevskaya: Olga graduated with honors and master's degrees in piano and music history from the Kharkov State Conservatory. She began working as an editor of music programs at the Moscow State Philharmonic, and later as an editor at the State Program's “Muzica.” She has performed live, published articles on music history, and produced music radio programs. Since moving to the United States in 1990 Olga has given lectures, performed solo and with symphony orchestras, and collaborated with other noted musicians. She currently runs her own music school and is a professor of piano performance, theory, and music history at Red Rocks Community College. In addition, Olga is a member of Mile High Community band, a partnership of RRCC’s music program, Jefferson High School, and community musicians.

More about Lydia Sviatlovskaya: Lydia, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, has made numerous appearances as a violinist. She has performed with the Moscow Orchestra of Chamber Music, the USSR State Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony, the Winnipeg Royal Ballet, the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra, the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, the Mercury Ensemble Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, and at the Vail International Dance Festival. She has given numerous solo and chamber recitals in the United States and in Europe. Currently, Lydia is Concertmaster for the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and associate Concertmaster for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. She operates a private music studio in Denver.

More about DuoClassica: Pianist Olga Dashevskaya and violinist Lydia Sviatlovskaya have teamed up to provide the kind of concert that only masters of their crafts can deliver. They play everything from baroque to modern music. A DuoClassica experience often also features short narratives that help to truly bring the music alive. They recorded their first CD, “Love, Death, and Music” in the summer of 2011; featuring the works of Tartini, Wieniawski, Prokofiev, Sarasate, and Elgar. Copies are available for purchase.

More about RRCC: Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has delivered quality education to students of all ages and backgrounds. RRCC offers more than 300 programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates and serves over 14,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. Please contact Olga Dashevskaya at 303.988.0461 to arrange interviews with the musicians.

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