Eurasia Festival to Present ‘Six Feet Under’ Series

By David Salazar

The Eurasia Festival has announced the “Six Feet Under” series, which will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at 6 p.m.

The event, which will be presented via Zoom starting at 6 p.m. EDT, will star several major opera singers in performance live from the Eurasia Cultural Center in New York City.

Pianist and Eurasia Festival Artistic Director Aza Sydykov will lead a performance starring mezzo-soprano Eugenia Forteza, sopranos Kristina Shafransky and Mithuna Sivaraman, and tenor Mark Martinez. The artists will perform music by Handel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Weill.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the global performing arts community, as well as the educational system and the industry in general. By launching this creative and unique performance platform, we strive to keep providing performance opportunities for young talents and to keep music alive in the New York City, where the music scene has been hit really badly.  These events are especially exciting because through this platform we will be bringing together musicians from the US and the Eurasian region, building cross-cultural bridges.  It is not going to be an easy task for our team and we hope that the community of art lovers will support our initiative and make their contributions to allow this project to succeed,” Sydykov, President of Kyrgyz American Foundation, the sponsoring organization of the Eurasia Festival, noted in a press statement.  

Eurasia Festival is presented by the Kyrgyz American Foundation, whose goal is to “promote international understanding and goodwill by means of cultural exchange.” The featured artists of the festival come from over 10 countries in the Eurasian region, including Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, China, and South Korea, among others.