Lana Oli: Svetlana S. Yeager (Lana Oli) is a Russian-American singer, songwriter and poet residing in the Kansas City area. Lana immigrated to the USA in 1999 from her native Russia. She has a degree in conducting and music education from The Ulyanovsk Music College in Russia. Currently, she is working on her degree in literature from the famous Gorkiy Literature Institute in Moscow, Russia. She is a winner of prose and poetry competitions in Literary Festivals of 2015 & 2016 in the Kansas City area. Her poems and stories were published in literary magazines in Russia.Lana is a long-time promoter of the Russian culture and music. She is Commissioner of Russian at the Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City. She is a founder of the Russian Cultural Association “Russian House of Kansas City”, a non-profit organization. With her program “From Russia to America” she participated in multicultural events throughout the Kansas City area since 2000.As a singer, she performed on the Chanel 1 on Russian TV, as well as on television programs in the Moscow and Ulyanovsk region. She performed with popular Russian singers in concerts in Russia and Ukraine. She was a guest singer at the concert of the famous Russian poet Evgeniy Evtushenko when he visited Kansas City.
Ganna Sorbat: Ganna Sorbat is a classically trained dramatic soprano singer, an accomplished pianist, songwriter, and music producer. She is from the Ukraine, where education is highly valued and encouraged. Ganna is well versed in her knowledge of music theory and music history. Her talents and skills also include arranging music, teaching music, and orchestrating music productions and events. Needless to say, Ms Sorbat is a recognized and much sought after award winning composer. Her diploma work was a Symphony Poem for Orchestra. She earned her Bachelor degree as Composer and Teacher of Music. Ganna Sorbat was one of many young and talented graduates in the class of composition and instrumentation of Professor Vladimir Zolotukhin, People’s Artist of Ukraine, Master of Music, a great artist and a person with rare gifts at I.P. Kotlyarevskyi Kharkov State University of Arts, and the greatest composer of Ukraine. Ganna Sorbat has performed as a professional musician (singer, pianist) on world stages with music groups and orchestras throughout Europe and the Middle East. These include concerts with the Rolling Stones, George Fenton, Morgan State University Choir, Tommy Tallarico, Denis Matsuev, Sergey Davydov, James Griffiths, and UAE National Symphony Orchestra.
This event is made possible with the support of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Musical Connections and Russian Speakers of Austin. Please join us!
Tickets (at the door):
Seniors and students: $10
Students and children under 12: free
Free Parking available immediately to the east of the theater at 18th & Colorado.
Theater Location and Map: http://scottishritetheater.org/contact-us/