The New Era Orchestra, Artistic Director and Conductor Tetiana Kalinichenko, and Soloists
• Kostiantyn Tymokhin (French horn, Switzerland);
• Susanna Karpenko (authentic singing, Ukraine);
• Kyrylo Sharapov (violin, Ukraine);
• Ihor Zavhorodnii (violin, Ukraine).
They will present the Final Concert of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival.
The concert programme includes the following compositions:
• G.F. Handel, Music for the Royal Fireworks (HWV 351), Overture;
• A. Vivaldi, Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, Bassoon, 2 French Horns and Strings in F Major (RV 569);
• W.A. Mozart, Concerto No. 4 for French Horn and Orchestra, K 495;
• Premiere "Ukrainian Seasons".
Kostiantyn Tymokhin, French horn (Switzerland)
• "That's what world-class sound is like!" said Jaap van Zweden, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.
• "He is irreplaceable!" commented Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor, Commander of Order of Arts and Literature.
• "He is a sensual, bright, and brave musician with surprisingly soft, discreet sound" said SÜDKURIER.
These are the words about Kostiantyn Tymokhin, a French horn player performing with many orchestras around the world, including the L'Orchestra de Chambre de Genève (L'OCG), Ensemble Contrechamps, Colorado Quartet, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Concerto Köln, Münchener Kammerorchester (MKO), Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (Japan), Ensemble Fidelio, the Yofin Baroque Ensemble Zurich, Zurich Opera Orchestra, and Il Giardino Armonico (Italy) under the guidance of Giovanni Antonini. It is of interest to note that Kostiantyn was born in Kyiv.
Susanna Karpenko is an authentic Ukrainian singer.
Susanna Karpenko is the Head of the Folklore Division of the National Centre of Folk Culture "Ivan Gonchar Museum" and the Folklore Ensemble "Bozhychi", initiator and soloist of the musical project "Patterned Songs", participant in joint musical projects with Oleg Skrypka and Le Grand Orchestra, musical director of Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre, as well as the researcher of Ukrainian traditional melos (folk melodies) and song traditions of different peoples of the world.
The New Era Orchestra is a unique Ukrainian orchestra proving that classics can and should be trending. For 12 years in a row, the New Era Orchestra has presented the names of composers, who have become iconic in the context of world music, to the Ukrainian audience. The orchestra's members were the first to perform the works of John Adams (the USA), Philip Glass (the USA), Michael Nyman (the UK), John Tavener (the UK), Iannis Xenakis (France), Takashi Yoshimatsu (Japan), Marjan Mozetich (Canada), Avner Dorman (Israel), MAias Alyamani (Syria), and Arturs Maskats (Latvia) in Ukraine.
The New Era Orchestra is also actively promoting the best Ukrainian soloists of the new generation.
Tetiana Kalinichenko is the artistic director, conductor, and co-founder of the New Era Orchestra.
The initiator of performing premiere works of the contemporary composers, such as John Adams (the USA), Philip Glass (the USA), Michael Nyman (the UK), John Tavener (the UK), Iannis Xenakis (France), Takashi Yoshimatsu (Japan), Avner Dorman (Israel), MAias Alyamani (Syria), Max Richter (the UK), Marjan Mozetich (Canada), Arturs Maskats (Latvia), Peter Breiner (Slovakia), Witold Lutosławski (Poland), Krzysztof Penderecki (Poland), Dobrinka Tabakova (Bulgaria), Giya Kancheli (Georgia), Georgs Pelecis (Latvia), Giovanni Sollima (Italy), François Couturier (France), Peteris Vasks (Latvia), and Yasushi Akutagawa (Japan) in Ukraine;
The author of the idea of the project "Ukrainian Seasons".
The objective of Tetiana Kalinichenko's initiative "Ukrainian Seasons" is to show surprisingly harmonious and interlaced themes of authentic Ukrainian songs and ancient world music masterpieces.
On August 26, 2019, we are going to present a musical dialogue of folklore ritual songs in the version for the chamber orchestra of Artem Roshchenko (with the participation of the Folklore Ensemble "Bozhychi") and the Italian Baroque compositions.
Today's Time sounds in a new way. Directions, ages, and spaces are intertwined and interpenetrating in it.
The Symphony of the Internet has already been written, and contemporary composers insist that music as one of the living languages of information transmission is evolving with our fast-paced world. Therefore it needs new forms.
A few years ago, Tetiana Kalinichenko paid her attention to the similarity of certain authentic songs and particular themes of the early Baroque era at Susanna Karpenko's concert.
If one is attentive to artistic manifestations, such cultural synonyms can often come into play. For example, the churches of certain Ukrainian regions and Japan are almost identical in architecture. Even an expedition and book were dedicated to this topic.
Why were the sacred structures that are the same in shape built in different countries, states, and ethnic groups?
Why is a brilliant Ukrainian authentic song almost akin to an Italian Baroque work's theme?
Maybe because the vocation of both music and art is to become a common language of understanding…
This is how the initiative entitled "Ukrainian Seasons" was born.