International Center for Music

2014-2015 Concert Season

All concerts except the Special Concert take place at the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, on the Park University campus in Parkville, MO. Schedule is subject to change.

Chamber Music with Shmuel Ashkenasi


Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. 
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel   

As first violinist of the famed Vermeer String Quartet, Ashkenasi gained a reputation as one of the world’s outstanding chamber musicians.  He will perform Franz Schubert’s “Rondo for Solo Violin and String Quartet” and “String Trio in B-flat Major” in collaboration with Park’s award-winning students.

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The Music of Leonid Desyatnikov featuring Alexey Goribol, piano

CarrFriday, November 14, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. 
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel 

Leonid Desyatnikov is one of Russia’s most prominent composers. His music has been performed at La Scala, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Theater and is championed by violinist Gidon Kremer. Russian pianist Alexey Goribol will be joined by ICM faculty and guests in a special evening devoted to the music of this extraordinary composer.

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Side-by-Side Performance

CarrSaturday, December 6, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. 
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel 

Faculty violinist Ben Sayevich and faculty cellist Daniel Veis will join their students in a performance of Franz Schubert’s “String Quintet in C-Major.” Collaborative pianist, Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, will join the concert for Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet No. 3.”

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Park Piano Trio

Park Piano TrioSaturday, February 28, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. 
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel 

“The three instrumentalists fed off each other with gusto, a trio of equals in a true collaboration.” (KC Metropolis) Violinist Ben Sayevich, cellist Daniel Veis and pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch will perform Beethoven’s monumental “Archduke Trio” and Anton Arensky’s lyrical “Piano Trio in D-minor.”

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Young Artist Showcase

CarrSaturday, April 25, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. 
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel 

A free concert highlighting the talents of the musicians enrolled in the International Center for Music.

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(Concert is free, but tickets are required)

SPECIAL CONCERT: Behzod Abduraimov, Pianist

BehzodFriday, May 15, 2015 – 8 p.m.
Folly Theater

Praised as “a young master” by The London Times and compared to the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz, Behzod Abduraimov makes his eagerly awaited Kansas City recital debut in a program that showcases his remarkable talents.  He will perform Chopin’s “Ballades No. 1-4,” Schubert’s “Impromptu” Op. 142 and the “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Liszt/Horowitz.

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Tickets (except Special Events)

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.

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For questions call (816) 584-6484

Past Events

Below are past events from our current concert season.

SPECIAL EVENT: Van Cliburn Tribute Concert

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

The Van Cliburn Tribute Concert was 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.

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.