Park ICM Concert Stanislav & Friends to be Held at Boulevard Drive-In September 17

Virtual Concert, Pre-Recorded in Helzberg Hall, for All to Enjoy

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 29, 2020) — Stanislav Ioudentich, Founder and Artistic Director of Park International Center for Music, announced today that the organization’s opening concert would indeed take place, albeit revamped. Stanislav & Friends will now take place at the Boulevard Drive-In (1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS). Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50 for two patrons in one car and can be purchased at Park ICM 2020 Gala Drive In.

“We’re so very excited to be performing again,” said Ioudenitch at the first recording session Tuesday. “But we’re especially excited to be on the BIG SCREEN at the drive-in! I’ve never been on the big screen before!”

Park ICM is taking a classic piece of Americana and mashing it with classical music.  The program will be pre-recorded on the Helzberg Hall Stage in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and will also include musician interviews and shout outs from notable community leaders like Mark Donovan, Julian Zugazagotia, Michael Stern, Stephen Steigman, and Sean O’Harrow.

“We’re creating an affordable, fun evening where you can get out of your house and bring your kids to experience the best of classical music at the drive-in,” said Lisa Hickok, Executive Director of Park ICM.  “Tickets start at $50 for the drive-in experience. But you can bring an entire car load, as many people as you can jam in,” she said. “It’s a classical music clown car, for a hundred bucks!” she giggled.

For those who are quarantining at home or who would prefer to stay in the comfort of their own homes, the same concert will become a virtual broadcast event available online September 25, 12:00 a.m. – September 27, 11:59 p.m.  Viewers can choose when they would like to watch the virtual concert, available on the organization’s website Park ICM , during the last weekend in September. The password protected link, available for a donation of $25, will be live for 72 hours.

Both events will feature Ioudenitch’s protégé, Kenny Broberg, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, Park ICM piano master’s candidate, and, most recently, International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition Bronze Medalist.  “He was the only American to make the finals of the 16th Tchaikovsky,” said Hickok, “and we couldn’t be prouder of him.” Joining Kenny will be celebrated pianist and budding Instagram darling, Behzod Abduraimov, Park ICM Artist in Residence, who will be performing one of his favorites, Beethoven’s famed “Moonlight Sonata.”

The full line-up of musicians for the Stanislav & Friends program is below, all from Park ICM:

  1. Stanislav Ioudenitch, Piano – Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, Park ICM Founder and Director Park ICM Piano Studio.
  2. Behzod Abduraimov, Piano – London International Piano Competition Gold Medalist, protégé of Stanislav Ioudenitch and Artist in Residence, Park ICM.
  3. Kenny Broberg, Piano – Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition Bronze Medalist and Finalist American Pianists Association Competition (to take place this next fall and spring).
  4. Maria Ioudenitch, Violin – Daughter of Stanislav Ioudenitch and incredible musician in her own right, Maria is a Master’s Candidate at New England Conservatory of Music.
  5. Daniel Veis, Cello – International Tchaikovsky Cello Competition Gold Medalist and Director Cello Studio at Park ICM.
  6. Ben Sayevich, Violin – Recipient of the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation Award and Director of Violin Studio at Park ICM.
  7. Laurel Gagnon – Singapore International Violin Competition Fourth Prize. Laurel Completed her Master’s in Music from Park U last spring and is currently studying with Mauricio Fuks at the Indiana Jacobs School of Music.
  8. Igor Khukhua, Violin – Silver Medalist in Russian National Music Competition, First Prize at Naftzger Artists Competition.
  9. Dilshod Narzilleav, Cello – Antonio Janigro International Cell Competition Fourth Prize, Grand Prize Uzbekistan Republic Competition, Winner Wichita Symphony Young Artist Competition, Cello Division.
  10. Tatiana Ioudenitch, Piano – Owner and Pedagogue, Young Artists Music Academy, Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Satatov State Conservatory
  11. Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, Piano – Gold Medal Chopin International Piano Competition, Collaborative Piano Director Park ICM.

The repertoire of Stanislav & Friends includes:

Nicolo Paganini, Caprice No. 24
Igor Khukhua, violin

J.S. Bach, Sarabande in D minor BWV 1008
Daniel Veis, cello

Fritz Kreisler “Caprice Viennois” Op. 2
Laurel Gagnon, violin
Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, piano

Gaspar Cassadó, Suite for Cello, III. Intermezzo e Danza Finale
Dilshod Narzillaev, cello

Frederic Chopin, Valse in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
Igor Stravinsky, Danse Russe from Ballet Petrouchka
Stanislav Ioudenitch, piano

Beethoven, Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor “Quasi una fantasia” (“Moonlight”), Op. 27, No. 2, Mov. 1 & 3
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Wild-Gershwin, Embraceable You, Virtuoso Etude No. 3
Kenny Broberg, piano

Eugène Ysaÿe, Mazurka Op. 10, No. 2
Maria Ioudenitch, violin
Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, piano

Jan Radzynski, Summer Charms Rag
Ben Sayevich, violin
Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, piano

Mack Wilberg, Fantasy on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen
Tatiana Ioudenitch, piano
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Anastasia Vorotnaya, piano
Stanislav Ioudenitch, piano

John Philip Sousa, Star and Stripes Forever (arr. Mack Wilberg)
Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, piano
Tatiana Ioudenitch, piano
Kenny Broberg, piano
Stanislav Ioudenitch, piano

DRIVE-IN EVENT:

Tickets for Stanislav & Friends at the Boulevard Drive-In, September 17, 6:00 p.m., are $50 for two people in one personal vehicle, or $100 for 3+ people in one personal vehicle. https://icm.park.edu/2020/07/24/2020-gala-drive-in-movie-event/

VIRTUAL EVENT:

Stanislav & Friends Stay At Home Virtual Event, September 25, 12:00 a.m. – September 27, 11:59 p.m. Access is available for a donation of $25. You will be provided a password-protected link closer to the broadcast dates.  Tickets can be purchased at

https://icm.park.edu/2020/07/24/2020-gala-virtual-broadcast-event/

ABOUT PARK INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR MUSIC

Park ICM was established (www.park.edu) at Park University in 2003. This All-Steinway School trains and educates the next generation of accomplished musicians in a focused and creative atmosphere with an international faculty of renowned excellence. Park ICM offers degree, certificate and diploma programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our courses of study are focused in the areas of performance in violin, viola, cello and piano. At the core of all ICM programs is one-on-one studio instruction providing vital interactions between the student and master faculty, having just completed its 16th season. This extremely exclusive music academy selects just 30 students each year to study in the historic European apprenticeship tradition. Park’s amazing campus provides focused and uninterrupted practice time 24-hours daily in a serene and extremely supportive environment. The master faculty also coaches musicianship and career development so that the students will become award-winning musicians, traveling the world and entertaining the most discerning music lovers across all continents.

Visit icm.Park.edu for more information about Park ICM’s students, faculty, and performance season. High-resolution photos can be obtained by contacting Ellen McDonald, Publicist, at 816-213-4355 or ellen@mershonandmcdonald.com.

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