Park University’s International Center for Music Presents the Music of Leonid Desyatnikov, Featuring Pianist Alexey Goribol

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Park University’s International Center for Music presents, for the first time in the United States, an evening devoted to the music of one of Russia’s most prominent composers, Leonid Desyatnikov, on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. A pre-concert talk with the composer will start at 6:45 p.m.

Pianist Alexey Goribol, one of Desyatnikov’s foremost interpreters, will perform alongside ICM faculty and guests to honor the music of the renowned composer. Goribol will be joined by pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch, associate professor of music/piano, violinist Ben Sayevich, professor of music/violin, and pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, instructor of music/piano. Guest performers include violinist Maria Ioudenitch, violist Peter Chun, cellist Mark Gibbs, contrabassist Jeffrey Kail, flutist Sarah Frisof and clarinetist Stanislav Golovin.

As one of the most successful living Russian composers, Desyatnikov has defined the landscape of Russian music over the past two decades. He has written for ballet, film and the concert stage, and his music has been performed worldwide in prestigious venues such as La Scala in Milan, and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

Goribol has won numerous awards, including first prize at the XI International Competition for Chamber Music in Trapani, Italy, in 1991. He has performed throughout Russia and Europe, and has worked as a television presenter, producing 30 episodes of the program “Night. Sound. Goribol” aired in Russia. Goribol is well-known for his promotion of the music of Desyatnikov, giving countless premiers of the composer’s work.

Tickets for the concert are — general admission: $15 in advance online, $20 at the door; senior citizens age 60 and older: $10; students with a valid student ID: $5; Park University students, faculty and staff with Park ID and their children age 12 and under: free. To purchase tickets in advance, visit

The ICM’s 2014-15 concert season will continue on Saturday, Dec. 6, with a side-by-side performance by Sayevich and cellist Daniel Veis, assistant professor of music/cello, joined by their students in a performance of Franz Schubert’s “String Quintet in C Major,” starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Also that evening, Lisovskaya-Sayevich will join the concert for Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet No. 3.”

Please note: Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.