Park University’s International Center for Music will kick off its 2016-17 concert season with a performance by its internationally acclaimed faculty and alumni on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, starting at 7 p.m.
The “Virtuosos of the International Center for Music Concert” will included performances by: world renowned pianists Stanislav Ioudenitch, gold medal winner at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and associate professor of music/piano at Park; Ioudenitch’s protégé, Behzod Abduraimov (right), 2009 London International Piano Competition grand prize winner, DECCA recording artist and ICM artist-in-residence; distinguished violinist Ben Sayevich, professor of music/violin; celebrated cellist Daniel Veis, assistant professor of music/cello; David Radzynski, concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra who earned a graduate certificate in violin performance from the ICM in 2014; and illustrious pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, director of collaborative piano in the ICM who earned a graduate certificate in piano performance from the ICM in 2008.
The program is scheduled to include:
• Abduraimov performing “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565)” by Johann Sebastian Bach/Ferrucio Busoni; “Moments Musicaux, Op. 94 (D. 780)” and No. 2 Andantino in A-Flat Major” by Franz Schubert; and “Danse Macabre, Op. 40” by Camille Saint Saëns/Franz Lizst/Vladimir Hororwitz
• Radzynski and Lisovskaya-Sayevich performing “Violin Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 87” by Béla Bartók
• Ioudenitch and Lisovskaya-Sayevich performing “La Valse,” a choreographic poem for orchestra by Maurice Ravel (with transcription for two pianos)
• Park Piano Trio (Ioudenitch, Sayevich and Veis, pictured above) performing all four movements of Ravel’s “Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A Minor”
Tickets for the concert range in price from $20 to $40 and are available through the Kauffman Center at www.kauffmancenter.org or by calling (816) 994-7222.The next concert in the ICM’s 13th season will be a special concert by Radzynski on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Karbank 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Mission Woods, Kan.