Press Release: Park ICM’s Season Ending Concert a Spring Delight for Classical Music Lovers

Featuring a Live Audience at the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic


KANSAS CITY, MO (April 9, 2021) — Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020-2021 Season would end with their first in-person concert since the theaters went dark in March 2020. “When the pandemic started, we had to figure out how nimble we could be as an organization.” said Park ICM Executive Director, Lisa Hickok. “Everything instantly pivoted to virtual performances. But our artists are trained to perform in public, not just for a camera. We couldn’t be happier to be performing again before a live audience!”

On Friday, April 30th, the Park International Center for Music will present “A Spring Delight,” 7:30PM, live at the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at Park University. It will feature three members of the ICM’s esteemed string faculty, including International Tchaikovsky Competition Silver Medalist Cellist Daniel Veis, 2019 Elmar Oliveira Violin Competition Bronze medalist Igor Khukhua, and Lithuanian-Israeli violinist Ben Sayevich. Plus they’ll be joined by violinist Orin Laursen, who is currently pursuing his Graduate Certificate at Park ICM, pianist Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua, Park ICM graduate and wife of Igor Khukua, and Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, wife of Ben Sayevich and the Park ICM Director of Collaborative Piano.

The works performed will be:

Franz Schubert’s Duo Sonata in A major, D. 574 for violin and piano

Allegro moderato
Scherzo. Presto
Allegro vivace

Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for violin and cello op.7

Allegro serioso, non troppo
Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento. Presto

J. Brahms’ Piano trio in C minor op. 101

Allegro energico
Presto non assai
Andante gracioso
Allegro molto

The live event at the Chapel will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Admission to the concert is free. In order to reserve a seat, spectators must complete the form at this link:

The audience capacity will be capped at 25% and all attendees should follow social distancing guidelines. The form will shut off taking further reservations when capacity has been reached. An ICM staff member will assist with the seating before and during intermission. Masks must be worn at all times while on campus at Park University and no food or drink will be allowed into the Chapel. Attendees will not be allowed to linger in the Chapel lobby before, during or after the performance. Entrance to the Chapel will be through the South doors only.

Like all other concerts of the 2020-2021 season, this performance will also be live-streamed and available at for no charge.

ABOUT PARK INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR MUSIC – Park ICM was established ( 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 17th 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 for more information about Park ICM’s performance season. High-resolution photos can be obtained by contacting Ellen McDonald at 816-213-4355 or


Please direct all media inquiries to Ellen McDonald
816-444-0052 or

2022-02-23T11:02:35+00:00 April 13th, 2021|Park ICM Masters, Press, Students in Concert|