The Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra is bringing its “Tour of Peace” to Akron with a multi-piano program featuring musicians from Ukraine, Russia and Israel on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Tuesday Musical for its Akron Concert Series at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Ukraine’s foremost symphony orchestra is only touring the United States in March. Two days after the Akron concert, it will perform at Carnegie Hall.
The Akron concert will open with “Melody” by Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk, followed by “Les Contrastes” Grand Duo Op. 115 for 2 pianos and 8 hands by Ignaz Moscheles.
Also on the program are Felix Mendelssohn’s “Fantasie Brilliante and Variations” for 2 pianos and orchestra and his Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor. The concert will close with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major.
Grammy-nominated Russian cellist Dmitry Yablonksy, conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the orchestra and also solo on a cello concerto by Israeli composer Baruch Berliner.
Joining the orchestra in Akron are piano soloist Alon Kariv and members of the MultiPiano Ensemble, all from Israel. The MultiPiano project was launched in 2011 at the , a joint institution of and the .
Tickets start at $19 at tuesdaymusical.org and 330-761-3460.
Tuesday Musical also provides free tickets for all students as well as bus funding for student groups. Student tickets are available on concert night at the EJ Ticket Office and bus funding information is available at 330-761-3460.