“From Russia with Love:” John Garvey’s Russian Folk Orchestra

“From Russia with Love:” John Garvey’s Russian Folk Orchestra

2017 American Music Month Exhibit

The University of Illinois Russian Folk Orchestra was founded in 1974 by John Garvey, who had joined the University’s Walden String Quartet in 1948 as its violist and in 1959 established the university’s jazz band program.  In 1969, the jazz band toured the Soviet Union as part of the State Department’s cultural exchange program, and Garvey developed a keen interest in Russian folk music.  He later returned to the USSR to study Russian folk music traditions and purchased additional folk instruments that he used to establish the Illinois Russian Folk Orchestra.  The Illinois ensemble eventually served as a model for other American universities’ Russian folk orchestras by providing open depoliticized educational spaces for students to pursue their interest in Russian folk music traditions.  This exhibit of folk instruments, photographs, and music provides visitors with a general introduction to Russian folk music traditions and culture that were promoted by the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution and the folk musicians who immigrated to the United States after WWII.  It also acknowledges many of the talented musicians who performed with the University of Illinois’ Russian Folk Orchestra under Garvey’s direction between 1974 and 1989 and reveals a forgotten part of the University of Illinois’ musical past. 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.  Nov. 9 through Sept. 3, 2018. Closed weekends, some holidays.

For more information, please visit https://archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/american-music-month/.

Date and Time: 
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Mon Sep 03 2018 except Thu Nov 23 2017, Mon Dec 25 2017, Mon Jan 01 2018.
11/09/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/10/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/13/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/14/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/16/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/17/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/20/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/21/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/24/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/27/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/28/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
11/30/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/01/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/04/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/05/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/07/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/08/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/11/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/12/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/14/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/15/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/18/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/19/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/21/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/22/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/26/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/28/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
12/29/2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/02/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/04/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/05/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/08/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/09/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/11/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/12/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/15/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/16/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/18/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/19/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/22/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/23/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/25/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/26/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/29/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
01/30/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/01/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/02/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/05/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/06/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/08/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/09/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/12/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/13/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/15/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/16/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/19/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/20/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/22/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/23/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/26/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
02/27/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/01/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/02/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/05/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/06/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/08/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/09/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/12/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/13/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/15/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/16/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/19/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/20/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/22/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/23/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/26/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/27/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/29/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
03/30/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/02/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/03/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/05/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/06/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/09/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/10/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/12/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/13/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/16/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/17/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/19/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/20/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/23/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/24/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/26/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/27/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
04/30/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/01/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/03/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/04/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/07/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/08/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/10/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/11/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/14/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/15/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/17/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/18/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/21/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/22/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/24/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/25/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/28/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/29/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
05/31/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/01/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/04/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/05/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/07/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/08/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/11/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/12/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/14/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/15/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/18/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/19/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/21/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/22/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/25/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/26/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/28/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
06/29/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/02/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/03/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/05/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/06/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/09/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/10/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/12/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/13/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/16/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/17/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/19/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/20/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/23/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/24/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/26/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/27/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/30/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
07/31/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/02/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/03/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/06/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/07/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/09/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/10/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/13/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/14/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/16/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/17/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/20/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/21/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/23/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/24/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/27/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/28/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/30/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
08/31/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
09/03/2018 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Event Information
Location: 
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth St.
City: 
Champaign
For More Information
Event Phone: 
217-244-9309
Web Site: 
https://archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/american-music-month/
Email Address: 
sousa@illinois.edu
Event Categories (2):Exhibits, Galleries, Music