The International Center for Music at Park University has announced the schedule for its 11th concert season, featuring internationally renowned guest artists as well as its own award-winning faculty and students.
The 2014-15 season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 27, with a performance by renowned violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi and concludes with a special concert featuring pianist and newly appointed ICM artist-in residence Behzod Abduraimov. The season also includes an evening devoted to the music of Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov, a “side-by-side” performance by Park faculty members Ben Sayevich, violin, and Daniel Veis, cello, as well as a concert by the Park Piano Trio featuring Sayevich, Veis and pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 Van Cliburn Piano Competition gold medalist and founder of the ICM.
The 2014-15 ICM concert season performances:
Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Music with Violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi
As first violinist of the famed Vermeer String Quartet, Ashkenasi gained a reputation as one of the world’s outstanding chamber musicians. He will perform Franz Schubert’s “Rondo for Solo Violin and String Quartet” and “String Trio in B Flat Major” in collaboration with Park’s award-winning ICM students.
Friday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
The Music of Leonid Desyatnikov, Featuring Pianist Alexey Goribol
Desyatnikov is one of Russia’s most prominent composers. His music has been performed at La Scala, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Theater, and is championed by violinist Gidon Kremer. Russian pianist Goribol will be joined by ICM faculty and guests in a special evening devoted to the music of this extraordinary composer.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Side-by-Side Performance, Featuring Violinist Ben Sayevich and Cellist Daniel Veis
ICM faculty members Sayevich and Veis will join their respective students in a performance of Franz Schubert’s “String Quintet in C Major.” Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, instructor of music/piano in the ICM, will join the concert for Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet No. 3.”
Saturday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Park Piano Trio, Featuring Violinist Ben Sayevich, Cellist Daniel Veis and Pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch
The trio will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s monumental “Archduke Trio” and Anton Arensky’s lyrical “Piano Trio in D Minor.” According to KC Metropolis, Kansas City’s online journal of the arts, “The three instrumentalists feed off each other with gusto; a trio of equals in a true collaboration.”
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Young Artist Showcase
A free concert highlighting the talents of the musicians enrolled in the International Center for Music.
Friday, May 15, 8 p.m.
Special Concert Featuring Pianist Behzod Abduraimov
Praised as “a young master” by The London Times and compared to the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz, Abduraimov makes his eagerly awaited Kansas City recital debut in a program that showcases his remarkable talents. He will perform Frèdèric Chopin’s “Ballades Nos. 1-4,” Franz Schubert’s “Impromptu Op. 142” and the “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Franz Liszt/Horowitz at Kansas City’s Folly Theater.
All concerts, except for the Abduraimov event, will be held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Tickets for all concerts (except the Special Concert and Young Artist Showcase) are — general admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; senior citizens age 60 and older: $10; students with valid student ID: $5; Park University students, faculty, staff and their children age 12 and under; free. Ticket prices for the Abduraimov Special Concert will be announced at a later date. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.park.edu/icm.
Please note: Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.