October Offerings for Classical Music Lovers
Two Classical Music Concerts: One Live, One Live-Streamed!
October 9th Featuring ICM Orchestra Recorded at Park U and
October 15th & 17th Featuring Dynamic Husband & Wife Duo
Ben & Lolita Sayevich LIVE at the 1900 Building
KANSAS CITY, MO (January 17, 2020) — After their acclaimed concert, Stanislav & Friends, knocked the socks off audiences in September, Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020 Season would continue in October by offering not one, but two special fall concerts. “If you are a classical music lover, we know you’ve been starved for live music,” said Park ICM Founder and Artistic Director, Stanislav Ioudenitch. “We’re so excited that our extremely flexible friends at the 1900 Building have come up with a way we can perform before a living and breathing audience!”
On Thursday, October 15th and Saturday, October 17th, at 7:30 p.m., the thrilling combination of husband and wife duo, Ben Sayevich, violin, and Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, piano, will be taking the stage at The 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kansas. The highlight of the evening will be the famed Violin Sonata by Richard Strauss. Written between 1887 and 1888 at the young age of 23, it is noted for its lyrical beauty and its technical demands made on both violinist and pianist. It was during this time, that Strauss fell in love with Pauline de Ahna, the soprano whom he would later wed, and his amorous feelings can be heard throughout the piece.
Also on the program is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 Op. 12 in D Major. Performed in honor of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the sonata was composed in 1798 as part of the Op. 12 set and was dedicated to Antonio Salieri. An early Beethoven work, it was written during the time period when Beethoven was studying with Haydn and has the style of Mozart or Haydn.
To make this concert safe for performers and audience members alike, a second performance has been added and the audience size has been reduced to a maximum of 30 (in a room that holds 300). All attendees must wear masks. Both concerts will be one hour without intermission. This exclusive event has taken a price reduction to be kind to even the most loyal patrons during the pandemic: $20 Adults, $5 Students (with ID).
This concert will also be live-streamed, ONLY ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 7:30 P.M.
On Friday, October 9th, the ICM Orchestra will present a program of music at 7:30PM, live-streamed from the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at Park University. The program will include:
Divertimento in F, K.138 – Mozart
Fuga Y Misterio – Piazzolla
Sextet from Capriccio – Strauss
Concerto for 4 Violins, Op. 3/10 – Vivaldi
Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 – Dvorak
Streaming information is available at https://icm.park.edu/2020/10/01/icm-orchestra-to-present-opening-concert-friday-october-9-2020/.
BEN SAYEVICH & LOLITA LISOVSKAYA-SAYEVICH
Violinist Ben Sayevich has established himself as one of the most distinguished violinists and teachers of his generation. Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, he studied violin in Vilnius from the age of 6 at the Churlonis School for the Performing Arts. At 12 he immigrated to Israel with his family and studied with Felix Andrievsky. At age 21, after serving in the Israeli Army, he went to the United States to study with Dorothy DeLay, later moving to the New England Conservatory to continue studies with her (1981-85) and with Eric Rosenblith (1985-87). He is a recipient of the prestigious artist diploma from the New England Conservatory, where he was Rosenblith’s teaching assistant. Sayevich has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Far East and has appeared on radio and television as a soloist and chamber musician.
He is a founding member of the Park Piano Trio, established at Park University in 2006, and is violinist of the London-based Rosamunde Piano Trio. With the Rosamunde Trio he has performed widely in Europe, including appearances on BBC Radio London, Irish Public Radio in Cork and the Abbado Festival Bologna. He is also a founding member of Quartet Accorda, which began in the 1990s and was officially incorporated in 2002. Sayevich has taught at the University of Kansas, the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway, at the New England Conservatory, the Hartt School of Music and the Yellow Barn Music Festival, in Vermont.
Sayevich is joined in concert by his wife, Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, a reputed concert pianist in her own right. Originally from Uzbekistan, Lisovskaya-Sayevich is part of the impressive faculty at Park International Center for Music. Serving as Director of Collaborative Piano, she works with students during the rehearsal process and accompanies them on piano during performances. Lolita was hired by Park ICM because, “she had a special talent for musical collaboration . . . when you make music together with other people, you have to have a very similar imagination,” said Ben Sayevich. Lolita was born into a Tashkent musical family and began studying piano at the age of four. She won the first prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition. She entered the Tchaikovsky Special Music School and two years later was accepted to the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory under the tutelage of Vera Cornosteaeva, with whom she continued postgraduate study. She also studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park International Center for Music. Lolita has played as a soloist with orchestras all over the world.
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, now in its 18th season. This extremely exclusive music academy selects just over 30 students each year to study in the historic European apprenticeship tradition. Each student receives individual studio instruction twice weekly. Park’s amazing campus provides focused and uninterrupted practice time 24-hours daily in a serene and extremely supportive environment. The international faculty’s incredible network of acquaintances throughout the world provide for master classes with renowned guest artists in each performance degree. The European tradition demands public concerts as part of student training that creates performances alongside faculty in sublime intimate concerts throughout Kansas City. Ultimately, the Park ICM master faculty mentors inspiring apprentice musicians and trains them in music and performance. 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 https://icm.Park.edu/events-performances/ for more information about Park ICM’s 2020-2021 performance season. High-resolution photos of the performers can be obtained by contacting Ellen McDonald at 816-213-4355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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At the 1900 Building, Student tickets are available for $5 (with valid ID, one ticket per ID). General admission tickets are $20. All tickets must be purchased in advance at 1900bldg.com.
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