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The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs works from Eastern European composers

January 18, 2017

Theodore Kuchar, serves as conductor laureate for the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.

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Theodore Kuchar, serves as conductor laureate for the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.

Experience the enchanting sounds of Dvořák, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich performed by one of the most prominent symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Moss Arts Center, the performance will be held in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the center’s Street and Davis Performance Hall at 190 Alumni Mall.

Formed in 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine has released more than 100 recordings, including both Ukrainian and international repertoires.

The orchestra will perform Dvořák’s “Carnival Overture,” op. 92; Symphony no. 5, op. 47 by Shostakovich; and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in C Major, op. 26, which will feature piano soloist Alexei Grynyuk.

Kiev-born Grynyuk attracted wide attention when he won the first prize at the Sergei Diaghilev All-Soviet-Union piano competition in Moscow at the age of 13.

He has received numerous awards throughout his career at international piano competitions, including first prizes at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev and the Shanghai International Piano Competition in China.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine has performed premier works by many acclaimed composers, including Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and has toured in more than 20 countries around the world.

Prior to the performance on Feb. 4, Theodore Kuchar, conductor laureate for the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, will present a talk, “Ukraine and the Arts,” in the Moss Arts Center Cube, beginning at 6 p.m.

The talk is free and open to the public, but admission is first-come, first-served. To guarantee a seat, call the Moss Arts Center’s box office at 540-231-5300 or register online.

Tickets

Tickets for the performance are $25-55 for the general public and $10 for students and youth 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at the Moss Arts Center's box office, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, or by calling 540-231-5300 during box office hours.

Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. Virginia Tech faculty and staff possessing a valid Virginia Tech parking permit can enter and exit the garage free of charge. Limited street parking is also available. Parking on Alumni Mall is free on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kacy McAllister at 540-231-5300 or email kmcallis@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to an event.

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