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Washington and Lee Faculty Concert Presents ‘From Russia with Love!’ The duet features W&L music faculty Julia Goudimova, on cello and Anna Billias, on piano and highlights 20th-century composers.

AnnaJulia_0010_04041864 Washington and Lee Faculty Concert Presents ‘From Russia with Love!’Anna Billias and Julia Goudimova

Washington and Lee University presents the faculty duet Anima e Grazia, on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall.

The performance, “From Russian with Love,” is free and open to the public.

The duet features W&L music faculty Julia Goudimova, on cello and Anna Billias, on piano and highlights 20th-century composers Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

“In our program, we have tried to combine the unique musical language of Shostakovich with the soulful jewels of his contemporaries,” said Billias. “We are hopeful that through Rachmaninoff and Scriabin’s music, our audience will understand the essence of the recital’s name ‘From Russia with Love.’”