Local jazz greats Janet Planet and John Harmon traveled along with Green Bay musician Jared Brustman to help share the gift and the connecting power of music with our sister city. Janet and John performed a concert to a sold-out crowd at the Kurgan Philharmonic hall, the group interacted with students and community members at high schools, universities, and the Kurgan musical college, and they lived our organization’s mission of connecting people beyond the boundaries of maps and language.
The group was lucky to be joined by travel writer and photographer Matthew Straub, who documented the trip through photos, video, and written updates. The photos here are just a small selection of the moments he was able to capture during the “To Russia With Love” trip.
More of Matthew’s photos and the video he compiled after the adventure will on display at our 2012 Fall Event.