This concert series, titled “Musical Delicacies”, seeks to tantalize and satisfy the musical palate while also expressing a message of friendship and solidarity between two cultures. Ganna Krupina, the coordinator of the PNW Kobzar Project says, “As a gratitude to Polish people for their support of Ukraine, I decided to organize the recitals of classical music of our two nations as good friends and neighbors with rich musical cultures.”
A menu of melodious delights awaits you at these concerts celebrating Polish and Ukrainian music. The lush, romantic, and varied fare includes art songs, chamber music, bandura, jazzy folk songs, and tango music. Featuring opera singers who have starred with the Seattle, Tacoma, and Vashon Operas, as well as highly accomplished and lauded instrumentalists, this unique program is not to be missed.
The program is as follows:
- Myroslav Skoryk – Carpathian Rhapsody, performed by Emma Burge, violin & HyeYeon Kim, piano
- Frederic Chopin – Melodia (Op.74 nr 9), performed by Allison Pohl, soprano & HyeYeon Kim, piano
- Roman Hrynkiv – Fugue Ostinato, performed by Valentyn Lysenko, bandura
- Mykola Lysenko – Arrangement of Ukrainian folk song “Ой, не світи, місяченьку” (Oh, Do Not Shine Bright Moon), performed by Allison Pohl, soprano; Valentyn Lysenko, bandura
- Witold Lutosławski – Folk Melodies, arr. by Mark Hilliard Wilson, pest drozyna jest / There is a Path, performed by Mark Hilliard Wilson, guitar
- Oleg Boyko – Three autumn waltzes II – Lento, performed by Mark Hilliard Wilson, guitar
- Myroslav Volynsky – I Ache for You, performed by Ksenia Popova, soprano & HyeYeon Kim, piano
- Stanisław Moniuszko – Łza / Tear, performed by Ksenia Popova, soprano & HyeYeon Kim, piano
- Valentyn Lysenko – Requiem, performed by Valentyn Lysenko, bandura
- Mykola Lysenko – Why Have the Roses Grown Pale?, performed by Alexander R. Adams, bass-baritone & HyeYeon Kim, piano
- Tadeusz Baird – Cztery sonety miłosne, Jak lichy aktor (Sonnet 23 by William Shakespear), performed by Alexander R. Adams – bass-baritone & HyeYeon Kim, piano
- Viktor Kosenko – Mazurka Op.3 No. 1, performed by HyeYeon Kim, piano
- Grażyna Bacewicz – Polish Caprice, performed by Emma Burge, violin
There are two concerts. One is at the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle at 7:30 pm on November 16, 2023 and the other at 7 pm on November 17, 2023 at Lakewood Gardens in Lakewood / Tacoma.
Tickets for the 11/16 at the Polish Cultural Center concert are here. To buy tickets for the 11/17 concert, click here. Tickets are $35 for seniors, students, veterans and children, $50 general admission
You can contact PNW Kobzar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More: You can read the performers’ biographies here. For more content from the performers, you can see Emma Burge’s Carpathian Rhapsody in 2022; Allison Pohl’s Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at Tacoma Opera; Ksenia Popova’s Donizetti’s Lucia de Lammermoor at Tacoma Opera; and Cassio Vianna’s & Valentyn Lysenko’s jazz variation of Ukrainian song Blackthorn Blooming.
November 16, 2023 – 7:30 pm
November 17, 2023 – 9:00 pm