Retreat with the Classics
November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a special concert as we announce our 10th Anniversary schedule . . . Mila Belakova in concert.
Mila will perform selections that take us through the experience of a retreat . . . leaving the chaos of the world, entering into the peace and calm of resting in God and then experiencing the joy of having spent time without distraction with the Lord.
We will also be announcing our schedule of events for our 10th Anniversary activities in 2022!!
An accomplished concert pianist with more than 40 years of teaching experience, Mila Belakova was born in a Russian city of Orenburg located south of the Ural Mountains. At the age of 5 she made her first steps in music, and that turned out to be the beginning of a lifelong exciting journey. She received her degree in music from one of the oldest music colleges in the country, where she was trained in the best traditions of the Russian performance school, her teacher being the student of one of Tchaikovsky’s students. Since moving to Rapid City in 2007, she has been teaching piano and music theory, accompanying different orchestra instruments, choirs, and classical ballet dance classes as well as playing solo concerts for communities across South Dakota and in Washington, D.C. Her thorough and thoughtful instruction has helped her students receive numerous awards for outstanding performance and has brought her several teaching recognition prizes. Her repertoire includes a score of renowned classical masterpieces and many beautiful pieces by Russian composers yet little known to the American audience. She was awarded a Touring Artist Grant from SD Arts Council and performed for 4 years with support from the South Dakota Arts Council in schools and communities of South Dakota. Mila also received a Grant from the Music Teachers National Association and has performed solo classical piano concerts in Rapid City Area elementary schools.
South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.