august, 2017

7aug - 13aug 73:00 pmaug 137-13.08.2017 - UKRAINIAN ART SONG summer institute 2017

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Nine extraordinary Canadian and international vocalists participating in the

Ukrainian Art Song Project’s inaugural Summer Institute

August 7 – 13, 2017

Temerty Theatre, Royal Conservatory of Music

The Ukrainian Art Song Project today announced that nine Canadian and international vocalists will participate in its inaugural Summer Institute, beginning on August 7, 2017, in Temerty Theatre at the Royal Conservatory of Music. These artists will conclude their week-long residency by performing in a finale recital, Artists in Performance on August 13, 2017. Tickets are now on sale.

The nine extraordinary Canadian and international vocalists participating in the inaugural Summer Institute include: Taras Chmil, Tenor; Natalya Gennadi, Soprano; Laura McAlpine, Mezzo-Soprano; David McCune, Bass; Viktoriia Melynk, Soprano; Tasha Meisami-Farivar, Mezzo-Soprano; Ariane Meredith, Mezzo-Soprano, Andrew Skitko, Tenor and Oleksandra Verzole, Soprano.

Led by Artistic Director Pavlo Hunka, faculty members are: Albert Krywolt, pianist; Robert Kortgaard, pianist, and Dr. Melanie Turgeon, ensemble conductor.

From August 9 – 11, the general public are invited to enjoy a behind the scenes look as these nine vocalists are taken through an intensive immersion into Ukrainian Art Songs – the language, poetic realm, musical style, socio-historical context and performance practice. Admission is free but pre-registration is required due to limited seating. To register, log on to:

The Summer Institute concludes on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., with the finale recital, Artists in Performance. This is a rare opportunity to hear the nine extraordinary rising stars, as they interpret the works of Ukrainian composers such as Vasyl Barvinsky, Mykola Lysenko, and Yakiv Stepovyi, with accompaniment by pianists Albert Krywolt and Robert Kortgaard. Host and Artistic Director, the internationally renowned bass-baritone, Pavlo Hunka, will provide lively and insightful commentary.

Tickets for Artists in Performance: Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute are $15 for Students (with identification) and $25 for Adults and can be purchased:

The Ukrainian Art Song Project was founded in 2004 with the goal of acquiring and promoting the classical treasures of Ukrainian art song and aims to record and publish a veritable anthology of over 1,000 art songs by 26+ of Ukraine’s greatest composers. The project operates under the auspices of the Canadian Ukrainian Opera Association, a registered charity, whose objectives are to promote Ukrainian classical music in all forms, including live performances and recordings.

 For more information on the Ukrainian Art Song Project, go to

Facebook: @UKrArtSongSummerInstitute

Instagram: @ukrasrtsong

Twitter: @UkrArtSong



7 (Monday) 3:00 pm - 13 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Royal Conservatory of Music, Temerty Theatre

273 Bloor St W, Toronto, Canada


Ukrainian Art Song Project 620 SPADINA AVENUE, TORONTO, ONTARIO

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