Art Songs: Shevchenko And Shakespeare

MARCH 12, 2017, MAZZOLLENI HALL RCM TORONTO

Featuring Pavlo Hunka and Albert Krywolt.

This program embraces the vision of comparing and contrasting the works of two great bards – Taras Shevchenko and William Shakespeare – through the medium of art song.  In this performance, art songs by classical Ukrainian composers which are based on the poems of Shevchenko, will be heard in the first half of the program, followed by a glorious song cycle by contemporary composer, Oleksander Jakovchuk, entitled Song of Love, based on twelve Shakespearean sonnets translated into Ukrainian by OstapTarnawsky.

The rich, resonant voice of Pavlo Hunka, internationally renowned bass-baritone, will perform and interpret the songs accompanied by pianist Albert Krywolt.

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