International Center for Music

2013-2014 Concert Season

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary Season with Artists from Around the World

SPECIAL EVENT: Van Cliburn Tribute Concert

Van Cliburn Tribute Featuring Stanislav Ioudenitch, Behzod Abduraimov and the Park Piano Trio

Order Tickets: Kauffman Center or call 816 -994-7222

The Van Cliburn Tribute Concert will be a touching homage to one of the greatest American artists — one who inspired generations of musicians including the founder of Park University’s International Center for Music and gold medalist of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Stanislav Ioudenitch.


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Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 in B-flat minor (1913 first edition) — Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Stanislav Ioudenitch, piano

In the Midst (2013) for Solo Piano — Ingrid Stölzel (b.1971)
World Premiere Performance
Stanislav Ioudenitch, piano

Suite No. 1 for Two Pianos, op. 5 — Sergei Rachmaninoff
Stanislav Ioudenitch, piano and Behzod Abduraimov, piano

****Intermission ****
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Park Piano Trio — Ben Sayevich, violin; Daniel Veis, Cello and Stanislav Ioudenitch, piano

Young Artist Showcase


Saturday, April 26, 2014 –7:30 p.m. - Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

Join us for a free concert highlighting the talents of the young artists enrolled in the International Center for Music.

This concert is free, but tickets are required.

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Tickets (except the Special Event)

General Admission: $15 ($20 at the door)

  • Senior Citizens: $10 (age 60 and older)
  • Students: $5 (with a valid Student ID)
  • Park University students, faculty, staff and children (age 12 and under) are free.

Direction to Venues:

For questions call (816) 584-6484

Past Events

Below are past events from our current concert season.

Israeli Violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi in Concert


Saturday, September 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

Called a “genuine talent and profoundly gifted” by The Vienna Express, violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi has con-certized throughout the former Soviet Union, Europe, Israel, and Asia. He will perform Dvořák’s Romantic Pieces and will be joined by ICM faculty for a performance of Mendelssohn String Quintet No. 2.

Lithuanian-Israeli violinist Ben Sayevich and Russian pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich in Concert

Ben and Lolita Sayevic

Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. - Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

The dynamic duo of Ben Sayevich and Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich will be featured in a rarely performed masterwork by Ernest Chausson, the Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet op. 21.


Spanish Pianist Luis Fernando Perez in Concert


Saturday, January 18, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. - Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

“Clearly among the most individual and gifted pianists of today’s generation."
- Gramophone Magazine, June 2012

Acclaimed Spanish pianist Luis Fernando Pérez will make his Kansas City area debut with a rare performance of the complete Iberia Suite by Issac Albéniz. This former student of Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Alicia de Larrocha is a leading European virtuoso whose recordings of Chopin, Albéniz and Granados have garnered international recognition.

Colin Carr, Cello


Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. - Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

“Colin Carr is a musician who reaches deeply inside the music and uses his instrument to deliver surprising discoveries ... every phrase was pointed and full of musical life…"
- Washington Post

British cellist, Colin Carr appears throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and teacher. He has played with major orchestras worldwide, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the orchestras of Chicago and Los Angeles among others. Carr will present an intimate evening performing the solo Cello Suites No. 3, 4 and 5 by J.S. Bach.

Czech cellist Daniel Veis and pianist Helena Veisová in Concert

Veisova Veis

Saturday, February 15, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. - Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel

This husband-and-wife-duo from Prague will perform Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů’s profound Cello Sonata No. 1 written in 1939 as well as Franck’s popular Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano.