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Grant funds performance of music impacted by Soviet regime

January 22, 2013

Katherine FitzGibbon, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, and founder and artistic director for Portland’s Resonance Ensemble, recently received funding for a performance to take place at Lewis & Clark.

The Regional Arts and Culture Council awarded Resonance Ensemble a $6,000 Artistic Focus grant for their upcoming production, Back in the U.S.S.R. $6,000 is the maximum project grant allowed; these funds will underwrite the costs of hiring professional musicians, renting instruments, and publicizing the event to wider audiences.

The concert will take place on Saturday, March 2 as part of the Portland Shostakovich Festival, and includes musical reactions from many composers impacted by the Soviet Regime.

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