Siim Sööt, honorary consul of Estonia, will provide a presentation on Estonian history and culture during the concert.
Swan Lake Ballet and Ganna Ensemble, an Eau Claire-based dance studio, will perform to some of the songs. The ensemble is led by Ganna Berge, a lecturer in UW-Stout’s mathematics, statistics and computer science department. She was born in Crimea, a peninsula that borders Ukraine and Russia.
Viewers are also invited to an art exhibit celebrating the heritage of Estonia, Poland and Ukraine. “To Freedom” features three international artists and is on display through Tuesday, Dec. 20, at UW-Stout’s Furlong Gallery in Micheels Hall.
A display case that introduces Ukrainian history, culture and folk art is set up in the Memorial Student Center. The display was created by Natalia Ripeckyj’s family, a Ukrainian family in Eau Claire, and exchange student Iryna Levada from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.