Internationally Acclaimed Elaris Duo to Play in Baxley
Larisa and Steven Elisha are each internationally acclaimed soloists, chamber musicians and clinicians. Together they are the ELARIS DUO, whose performances and artistry have delighted audiences worldwide. The Elishas have gained national and international renown through performances that include the Bergen International Festival, Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, National Taiwan University of the Arts, Summit Music Festival, Sunflower Music Festival, as well as solo appearances with Hastings Symphony, Topeka Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony and Lawrence Chamber Orchestra. They have also appeared in numerous live radio broadcasts. As clinicians, Larisa and Steven Elisha have been featured at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, College Music Society Conference, Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, National Orchestra Festival and American String Teachers Association National Conferences. While members of the Kansas Arts Commission’s Arts on Tour roster, they were chosen as representatives for the Kansas – As Big as You Think campaign. The duo has received many awards, including the 2008 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award, the Kansas Federation of Music Club’s Musicians of the Year Award, a Chamber Music America Residency Grant, and an honorary Life-Time Membership to Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI). The Elaris Duo’s MRS Classics release, DUO
VIRTUOSO received critical acclaim from the Atlanta Audio Society, American Record Guide, Malcolm Tattersall’s “Music & Vision,”Turok’s Choice and BBC Music. In a feature in FANFARE MAGAZINE, Robert Maxham wrote, “Breathtaking élan”…“Mesmerizing”… “The reverberant recorded sound balances the violin and cello almost ideally, capturing just the right amount of detail. The repertoire, well-chosen and well ordered …and above all, the striking performances – all might convince you you’re not in Kansas anymore. But you are. Very strongly recommended.”
The Arts Council of Appling County is excited to present Elaris Duo at 7:00 PM Saturday, January 23 at The Baxley First United Methodist Church Family Life Center (217 S Main St). Tickets will be available at the door, or in advance at the Baxley-Appling County Chamber of Commerce, Baxley First United Methodist Church, by calling 912-278-2772, or online at www.facebook.com/events/922679314474253.
The Arts Council of Appling County is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exists to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of all of the arts by supporting the equality of all individuals to share in creative expression. ACAC presents various cultural performances and experiences that enhance the artistic personality of our community in a way that celebrates uniqueness, diversity and unity. ACAC depends on membership and sponsorship to fulfill its mission. To learn more about ACAC and its programming, visit us on Facebook or contact us at 912-278-2772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.