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Elmira Terkulova, Russian Pianist, Inspires International Audience at the Scientology Info Center
On Saturday, the 19th of November, Russian pianist and human rights advocate Elmira Terkulova inspired a diverse audience with songs she composed about her life, freedom and human rights at the Scientology Information Center in Downtown Clearwater.
By: Church of Scientology
As a child, Elmira had always wanted to be a pianist. She studied piano for 15 years, but never had the confidence or ability to perform. One and half years ago Elmira found Scientology and gives it credit for her increased confidence. As a result, she fulfilled her childhood dream and began performing publicly. While in Clearwater doing religious services at the Church of Scientology she was inspired by the United for Human Rights Program and decided to perform at the Information Center under the theme of human rights.
"I want to encourage people to pursue their dreams and remind them about their human rights," said Elmira. "It's important that people understand that they don't have to listen to others' opinions of what they 'can' or 'can't' do. What's important is that they know they are free to choose what they want to do in life and believe in themselves. "
Her audience, a diverse cultural mix from Israel, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia and the United States, responded with three standing ovations and rave reviews.
Mrs. Carol Ohrbach said, "I've been around a long time and have heard the greats like Dave Brubeck, Errol Garner, George Shearing, and Bobby Short and the amazing Chick Corea. You could easily compare Elmira to these masters. She creates her own compositions in the tradition of great Russian composers. I was reminded of Rachmaninoff and Borodin and I was moved to tears by her performance!"
The center, located at 500 Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater, is housed in the Historic Bank of Clearwater. All are welcome.
To attend future events or for more information contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming events at the Scientology Information Center include:
Scientology Information Center Holiday Reception during:
500 Cleveland Street: Saturday, December 3rd, 5-10pm during "Rudolph's Miracle on Cleveland Street", Clearwater's premiere family-friendly holiday festival. The event will include Christmas Caroling and light holiday refreshments. A photographer will be on hand to take photos with the choir in their Dickens style costumes.
"A Night of the Arts for Human Rights": At 500 Cleveland Street:
Friday, December 9th, 6-8pm. The Scientology Information Center will host a concert in honor of International Human Rights Day by the Church of Scientology choir and special guest performers. Event will include light refreshments. For more information or to reserve your seat please call 727-467-6966.
About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher,
L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations.
Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, "A community that pulls together can make a better society for all," the Church of Scientology regularly engages in community events.
For more information please visit www.scientology-