Visions of Russia Writing & Art Contest

Leaders After Hours and the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes are proud to present a visual art and writing contest for students in grades 9-12.

Students will create art based around the culture and music of Russia, in the past and today. Students may gain inspiration from the keyword items and music listed below.
Alexander Nevsky, Prokofiev, Neva battle of 1240, 13th century, Mongol hordes, Kiev, hero, USSR, Peter the Great, Serbo-Turkish war, nationalism ,subarctic, the mighty Five, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the bear, Russian Musical Society, Firebird, Sputnik, the color red, double-headed eagle, Tsar, Russian Revolution, the Red Square, Ivan the Terrible, hammer & sickle, Balalaika, Matryoshka dolls, Baba Yaga, St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the Winter Palace

Unfamiliar with the Russian composers being featured in our upcoming concert?
Listen to them for inspiration!

Marche Slav:
Peter & the Wolf:
Alexander Nevsky:
Song of the Volga Boatmen:

Winners will be awarded tickets to the March 6th Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes concert being performed at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY and their art and writing will be featured in the Clemens Center Lobby. Art and writing submissions will also be published in The Leader.

Photos of visual art pieces & typed written documents will be accepted via email at
DEADLINE: February 19, 2016

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