Park ICM Welcomes Spring With Two Concerts
Stanislav Ioudenitch, Artistic Director at Park International Center for Music, announced Wednesday that Park ICM is offering not one, but two late March concerts to welcome spring. "If you are a classical music lover, we have two charming spring concerts to choose from during late March. Get out of the final snow storm of the season at the intimate 1900 Building on Saturday with piano sensation Dang Thai Son and then enjoy the magnificent artistry of violinist Irina Muresanu with our own Lolita Sayevich on piano," exclaimed Ioudenitch. "There's no better way to begin spring after the long winter in Kansas City."
On March 23rd at 7:30 p.m., pianist Dang Thai Son will be taking the stage at The 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kansas. Called "a genuine musician," by Isaac Stern, Dang Thai Son is one of the great outstanding musicians of our time. Since winning the Chopin Competition, his international career has taken him to more than 40 countries and into such renowned concert halls as Lincoln Center (New York), Barbican Center (London), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Herculessaal (Munich), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Opera House (Sydney), and Suntory Hall (Tokyo).
"It was easy to understand why Dang, 36 years after his first prize in the Chopin Competition, remains such a favorite in Poland . . . His control and unfaltering rhythm enabled him to sing out the melodic content in a manner that was a lesson for any pianist." -International Piano Magazine, September/October 2016
On his program is:
C.Debussy: Five Preludes
- La puerta del Vino
- La danse de Puck
- Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
- Feux d'Artifice
- Barcarolle in F sharp major op.60
- Mazurka in a minor op.17 no 4
- Rondo a la Mazurka in F major op.5
- Scherzo in B flat minor op.31
Just five days later, on March 28th, 7:30 p.m, back at The 1900 Building, you'll warm up to spring with the gorgeous music of Irina Muresanu on violin. Romanian violinist Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her "irresistible," (Boston Globe) exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Los Angeles Times has written that her "musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception made Irina Muresanu's performance especially admirable". Her performances have been frequently cited as among the "Best of Classical Music Performances" by The Boston Globe, most recently for a recital titled "Rorem, Ravel, and Rags."
Muresanu has performed in renowned concert halls throughout North America, Europe and Asia. An active chamber musician and recitalist, Ms. Muresanu is a member of the Boston Trio and has appeared in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado, Hawaii, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Guadeloupe islands.
Irina Muresanu currently serves on the faculty of the University of Maryland and has taught at the Boston Conservatory and in the Harvard and MIT Music Departments. She received the prestigious Artist Diploma degree and a Doctor in Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory. She plays an 1849 Giuseppe Rocca violin and an Etienne Pajeot bow.
Irina will be joined in concert by Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, Director of Collaborative Piano, Park International Center for Music. Their program will be:
- S. Prokofiev, Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor, op. 80
- G. Enescu, Two Airs in Romanian Folk Style
- J. S. Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2
**** Intermission ****
- R. Vali, Calligraphy No. 5
- B. Sheng, The Stream Flows
- M. Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Piano
Park ICM Masters in Concert Presents Pianist Dang Thai Son, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parkway Room of the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, Kansas 66208. Tickets available are General Admission $30 and Students with ID $10. A dessert reception with Mr. Son will take place immediately following the concert in the Fountain Room and is free and open to the public. Tickets may be purchased at www.1900bldg.com. Parking is free and freely available adjacent to the building.
Park ICM Masters in Concert Presents Violinist Irina Muresanu & Pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parkway Room of the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, Kansas 66208. Tickets available are General Admission $30 and Students with ID $10. A dessert reception with Ms. Muresanu and Mrs. Sayevich will take place immediately following the concert in the Fountain Room and is free and open to the public. Tickets may be purchased at www.1900bldg.com. Parking is free and freely available adjacent to the building.
The Park International Center for Music. Based on the classical European apprenticeship model, Park ICM is transforming talented protégés in piano, violin, viola and cello into world-class performers. Its internationally renowned instructors prepare students not only for the rarefied air of top international competition, but also in the life skills needed to thrive in their chosen profession. For more information, visit icm.park.edu.