up Coming UASP events 2017


Art Songs concert: Shevchenko and Shakespeare

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.


Ukrainian art song summer institute

The Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute will provide an intensive immersion into Ukrainian art songs – the language, poetic realm, musical style, socio-historical context and performance practice – culminating in a final recital for the public. Students will leave this intensive one-week program of master classes, with rich insight into repertoire, style, diction, and poetry, and with the invaluable confidence to perform these songs in future.

The renowned Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto is pleased to partner with Ukrainian Art Song in offering this musically rich program to emerging artists.  This historic conservatory full of rich musical tradition will serve as the venue for this inaugural Summer Institute.


past events 

On February 13, 2017, a pre-concert of art songs will be presented at Roy Thompson hall prior to a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, guest orchestra of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

The pre-concert program will feature art songs by Mykola Lysenko and will be presented by Russell Braun, Krisztina Szabó and Albert Krywolt.

for ticket purchase got to https://www.tso.ca/concert/national-symphony-orchestra-ukraine