Luther College Philharmonia spring concert

The Luther College Philharmonia will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The Philharmonia will perform a piece inspired by a poem written by Modest Mussorgsky titled, "Night on Bald Mountain," and arranged and orchestrated by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The ensemble will also perform Symphony No. 2 in B major, op. 5, "Bogatyr" by Alexander Borodin.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is under the direction of Boris Vayner, visiting instructor in music.

Vayner's educational background includes attending Novosibirsk Music College, Novosibirsk State University where he received a bachelor's degree in mathematics, St. Petersburg Conservatory and New England Conservatory where he received a master's degree in music.

He tours North America, South America, Europe and Asia as a viola player in the St. Petersburg String Quartet.Together with the quartet, Vayner joined the Wichita State University School of Music as Quartet-in-Residence where they are an essential part of the cultural life of the Wichita community.

He has also taught and conducted student orchestras at the St. Petersburg International Summer Academy in Connecticut, at "En Sol Sostenido" Music Festival in Tihuana, Mexico, as well as several other places across the nation.

His arrangement of Bach's Chaccone for the quartet was performed live on BBC 3 radio station in London in July 2011.

Boris Vayner, visiting instructor in music at Luther.