Maksim Kuzin To Present Musical Dialogues: "Ukraine - USA" Concert in
Kiev, Ukraine - September 27 Concert Features Music by American Composers
Lawrence Dillon and Judith Lang Zaimont
Ukrainian conductor Maksim Kuzin will host and serve as narrator for
"Musical Dialogues: Ukraine - USA" a concert of American and Ukrainian
music presented in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at the
Chamber Concert Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.
This concert, sponsored in part by the United States Embassy in Ukraine,
will feature national premieres of music by American composers: Lawrence
Dillon's "Furies and Muses" for string quartet and bassoon and Judith
Lang Zaimont's "Borealis" for flute, clarinet, bassoon, viola and cello.
Performers will be the Ensemble of Contemporary Music "Maxima", led by
Maksim Kuzin, who will also host the program and serve as narrator in
one of the other selections.
The September 27 concert will also include music by Oleana Leonova
(Ukraine), Jay Reise (USA) and Erik Jorgen Jorgensen (USA).
This concert follows a September 25, 2005 concert by the Seattle Chamber
Players at the House of Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences.
Music by Russian, Ukrainian-American, Russian-German, Costa Rican,
Estonian, American and Russian Canadian composers was presented and
nationally premiered in every format from solo cello and solo bass
clarinet to violin/clarinet and flute/marimba duos to works for flute,
clarinet, violin, cello and percussion. Mr. Kuzin was the presenter
and curator of the concert.
These composers reflect a wonderful range of styles of American and
international music and were chosen by Mr. Kuzin for this diversity.
Maksim Kuzin was selected by Symphony Magazine as one of their 2005
Emerging Artists. He is founder, Artistic Director, and Principal
Conductor of the Youth Musical Theatre "Maxima" in Ukraine, Staff Conductor
of the Kiev State Academic Operetta Theatre and Music Director of the
Ricochet New Music Ensemble. He received a Summer 2004 appointment as
Assistant Conductor for the Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas and
is a frequent conductor of contemporary music concerts at Ukrainian
international festivals such as "Kiev Musik-Fest", "Youth Art Forum" and
"Musical Premieres of The Season." You can find much more about Maksim
Kuzin at http://www.jamesarts.com/kuzin/index.html.
These composers reflect a wonderful range of styles of American Music
and were chosen by Mr. Kuzin for this diversity. Lawrence Dillon's
website is at http://www.lawrencedillon.com/ and Judith Lang Zaimont's
is at http://www.jzaimont.com/. Mr. Dillon and Ms. Zaimont are regular
contributors to the lively Sequenza 21 Composers Forums and individual
blogs, all of which can be read at http://www.sequenza21.com.
Maksim Kuzin, Lawrence Dillon and Judith Lang Zaimont are all represented
by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, to whom inquiries about them can be
directed. For more information, call 516-797-9166 or
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