Ukrainian Muse

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
Apollo Chamber PlayersEvent website

The music of Ukraine has inspiredcountless artists and composers from myriad cultures. Through epic works by Dvořák, Bartók, Prokofiev, and a new commissio by Grammy-winning Ukrainian composer-conductor Virko Baley, we explore Slavicand Eastern European musical heritage.

Dr. Baley’s new work – for piano quintet – is inspired by the music of Ukraine and ethnic Tatars. Lauded Ukrainian-American pianist Pavel Gintov and Houston-based violinist Oleg Sulyga join as guest artists.

​Virko Baley: Dreamtime Suite No. 5, “Voices from the Steppes…” Piano Quintet | 20×2020 No. 13 WORLD PREMIERE
Prokofiev: String Quartet No.2 in F Major, Op. 92
Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, ‘Dumky’

“Baley’s music is deeply lyrical emotively powerful in equal measure.” AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

“Gintov is a musical storyteller.” SHIKOKU NEWS (JAPAN)

7:30pm: Pre-concert conversation with Dr. Howard Pollack, Moores School of Music professor, and guest artists.

​20×2020 No. 13 generously underwritten by Robert James Ardell Robert and Lee Ardell