Friday, February 17, 2017 - 8:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
Verdi - Overture to La Forza del Destino
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3
(featuring piano soloist Alexei Grynyuk)
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From the New World"
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A Music Review "Ukraine National Symphony Captivates Worcester Audience" by Joyce Tamer of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Please join us for a pre-concert lecture at 7pm in Washburn Hall by Dr. Benjamin Korstvedt, Professor of Music at Clark Unviersity, free to all ticket holders.
Volodymyr Sirenko, Artistic Director & Conductor
Theodore Kuchar, Principal Guest Conductor
Alexei Grynyuk, Piano Soloist
Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November of 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. Its first conductor was Oleksander Horilyj. Natan Rachlin was the Artistic Director of the Orchestra from 1937 until 1962. Stefan Turchak, Volodymyr Kozhuchar, Fedir Hlushchenko, Igor Blazhkov and Theodore Kuchar consequently conducted the Orchestra as its Principal Conductors. Other conductors who worked with the NSOU include Leopold Stokowski, Igor Markevitch, Kurt Sanderling, Evgeny Mravinsky, Kiril Kondrashin, Evgeny Svetlanov, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Soloists who performed with the NSOU include Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Gidon Kremer, OlehKrysa, Monserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, and Juan Diego Flores.
Their Worcester performance will feature piano soloist Alexei Grynyuk, who will take the lead on Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto.