200 Years of Ukrainian Classical Music with the OCM

The rich musical heritage of Ukraine will be celebrated in Jacques Lacombe’s first concert as the OCM’s new Artistic Director. This grand evening will cover over 200 years of Ukrainian classical music for orchestra, piano, choir and opera soloists by renowned Ukrainian composers and a world premiere by Ukrainian-Canadian composer Joanna Estelle Storoschuk. The featured soloists include a quartet of Ukrainian-Canadian singers and the renowned pianist Serhiy Salov. Conductor Xavier Brossard-Ménard will lead the a cappella choir Les Rugissants through a selection of transcendent Ukrainian choral works. 

Anna Pompeieva, soprano 
Martina Myskohlid, mezzo-soprano
Yuriy Konevych, tenor  
Ihor Mostovoi, bass-baritone
Serhiy Salov, piano
Les Rugissants, choir
Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Xavier Brossard-Ménard, choirmaster

Suite on Ukrainian Folk Songs, op. 45 by B. Lyatoshynsky
Bobby’s Song for string orchestra by Joanna Estelle Storoschuk  (World premiere)
Piano Concerto No. 4, op. 56 by N. Kapustin
Bozhe Velykyj (Great God) by M. Lysenko
Glory to God, Sacred Concerto No. 6 by D. Bortniansky
Zasvichu Svichu by H. Havryletz
Excerpts from the opera Zaporozhets za Dunayem by S. Hulak-Artemovsky:
Aria: Prylyn, Prylyn
Duet: Chorna Khmara
Aria: Sultan’s Aria
Instrumental excerpt: Dances Cossacks in Exile
Aria & chorus: Molytva Andriya
Byut Porohy cantata by M. Lysenko

Pierre-Mercure Hall
To purchase your tickets visit: www.orchestre.ca

This concert is presented by the Shevchenko Foundation Leon and Zena Kossar Music Fund, along with support from the Ukrainian National Federation of Quebec. The evening will also be in collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada.

This event will be an important fundraiser for artists in Ukraine through the “Aid for Artists” fund at the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.