Symphonicity’s “Epic Revolutionaries” Concert

Date/Time Venue/Location
May 7
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market St Virginia Beach VA 23462

Ticketing Information:

Tickets for “Epic Revolutionaries” are available by calling the Sandler Center Box office at 1-877-YNot-Tix or visiting www.sandlercenter.org. Military discounts are available. $10 single tickets for Groups of 10+ and students with valid IDs.


EVENT DESCRIPTION

Symphonicity welcomes its fifth and final conductor candidate, internationally renowned Ukrainian American conductor, Theodore Kuchar to the podium for an afternoon concert featuring the compositions of Arturo Márquez, Antonín Dvořák, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The “Epic Revolutionaries” concert will be held at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. Kuchar is one of five finalists vying for the position, which will be partly decided by the vote of audience members and announced at the end of the subscription season in June.

Joining Kuchar is guest violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv. Known for her work as a soloist and chamber musician, Ivakhiv regularly appears on solo concert series in North American, Europe, and Asia, and has been featured at prestigious chamber music festivals including Tanglewood, Ottawa Chamberfest, and Newport Music Festival. Her performances are often broadcast on National Public Radio, Voice of America Radio, Ukrainian National Radio and Television and Chinese Hunan Television.

Kuchar will open the concert with Danzón No. 2, a lively Latin American piece written by contemporary composer Márquez. Dvorak’s Violin Concerto, Op. 53, will follow and feature violinist Ivakhiv. After intermission, Kuchar will conclude the program with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad). Written by Shostakovich in 1939, this popular piece has been used both as a symbol of resistance to Nazi totalitarianism and to commemorate the 25 million Soviet lives that were lost during World War II.

Tickets for “Epic Revolutionaries” are available by calling the Sandler Center Box office at 1-877-YNot-Tix or visiting www.sandlercenter.org.


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