Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

July 24, 2023

Preview: Prima Music Foundation, "Ukrainian Rhapsody"

Ventfort Hall, Lenox, MA
August 3, 2023 at 4PM

Prima Music Foundation presents 
tenor Alexander Dedik and the piano duo Anna and Dmitri Shelest in a program titled "Ukrainian Rhapsody" to include works by composers from the Gilded Age including works by Gerswhin, Barber, Spross, Respigi, Friml, Lysenko, and Skoryk.
Praised for their “stirring performances of rare repertory,” Shelest Piano Duo is a husband-and-wife team who take their roots to the music school in Ukraine. Their inventive programs have brought them to a broad array of venues from concert stages to state functions, and, in words of Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, “realized diplomacy through music.”
Born in Ukraine, Anna Shelest graduated from The Juilliard School with a master’s degree. Dmitri Shelest enrolled into the Kharkiv Special Music School, succeeding at his first contest when he was 11 years old. He received a full scholarship to Northern Kentucky University as a bachelor’s degree candidate in piano performance. 
After becoming a prize-winner at both Tchaikovsky’s and Glinka’s International Competitions, Alexander Dedik was invited to be a leading dramatic tenor at the internationally famous opera house Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He has performed concerts in over 20 countries throughout Europe, Israel, China, Peru and Scandinavia. 
Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Walk-ins are accommodated as space allows.