Aug. 30 Concert Brings a Taste of 19th-Century Eastern Europe to UT

Published: Aug 21, 2014
On Saturday, Aug. 30, The University of Tampa will welcome The Rubinstein Players, a duo comprised of violinist Tatiana Chulochnikova and pianist Maria Lyapkova, who will give a concert of early 19th century Ukrainian works. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge and is free and open to the public.

The Rubinstein Players was founded in Moscow in 2005 and brings together soloists who are equally at home playing modern and period instruments of the Baroque through the late Romantic era. One of the ensemble’s goals is to rediscover the rarely performed Russian and Ukrainian repertoire of the 19th century. In line with that, the program planned for their concert at UT, “Musical Life of Galicia,” will include early 19th century Ukrainian classical music for violin and keyboard.

Each composer and piece in the program is closely connected to Galicia, which at different times was part of Poland, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and Ukraine. The program highlights the most important and interesting works written in Galicia in the late 18th to early 19th century, including pieces by Maxim Berezovsky, Franz Xavier Mozart, Josef Elsner and Ludwig Van Beethoven.

For more information, contact Grigorios Zamparas, associate professor of music and director of piano studies, at (813) 257-3376 or gzamparas@ut.edu.