"What`s On". 2001. 33. 28 Sept.4 Oct.

Tanya Lyptak.

More Musical Magic!

This year`s Kyiv Music Fest opened 22 September with a symphony concert at National Philharmonia, gathering many musicians, critics and music lovers, including Simon Camartin (Pro-Helvetia), Yury Bohutsky, Minister of the Cultural Ministry, and a whole selection of composers and music students. The concert featured Myroslav Skoryk`s Concerto o3 for the violin and orchestra, dedicated to American violinist of Ukrainian origin, Yury Kharenko, who performed the concerto with the National Philharmonic orchestra, conducted by Mykola Dyadyura. The unequalled sound of Kharenko`s violin flowed into the absorbing wave of the orchestra, which infused every phrase with drama and expression, giving the composition a life of its own. Skoryk himself stepped on to the stage to receive the rapturous applause of the audience. So enthusiastic were the crowd that the orchestra played the Choreographic Symphony "Daphnis and Chloe" by Maurice Ravel, by way of an encore.

The programme of the festival, which will run until 2 October, has been changed. Concerts featuring mezzo-soprano Patricia Miller, have been cancelled due to the tragic events in America. However, admirers of her talent hope to see her at the next part of Kyiv Music Fest.

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