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LARISA and STEVEN ELISHA are each internationally acclaimed soloists, chamber musicians and pedagogues. Individually, and together as the ELARIS DUO, the Elishas have performed in venues that include the Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Jerusalem Academy, National Taiwan University of the Arts and Summit Music Festival, among many others.

Currently, Steven and Elisha are Directors of the String Program at Georgia Southern University where they serve as professors. The Duo’s live broadcasts and recordings are frequently heard on National Public Radio and as advocates of contemporary music, the Duo regularly present master classes, workshops, lectures and performances at national and international conferences.

While members of the Kansas Arts Commission’s “Arts on Tour” Roster, they were featured for the Kansas State Tourism Campaign, appearing over 600 times on the New York Times Square Building. The Duo will perform the Double Concerto by Brahms and the Strings will add the Second Symphony of Beethoven and the Overture to the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.

December 15, 2019
Highland Park High School
433 Vine, Highland Park
Free Admission, 3 p.m.

Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, K. 492

Double Concerto, Op. 102

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

Larisa and Steven Elisha ( The Elaris Duo), Violin and Cello

“Their performance of the Brahms Double Concerto was revelatory…the Elaris Duo presented a unanimity of phrasing and tonal projection that was stunning in its conception and execution.
The synchrosity of the unison passages alone was a marvel”
– Topeka Capitol Journal