VERO BEACH — On Tuesday, October 5 the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform a concert at 7 p.m. at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. The proceeds from this event will go to the musical education of the students here in Indian River County.
The program will include orchestral music by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky, and choral music by Durufle, Rutter, Tanyeyev, and Bach.
The 95 member orchestra and chorus from the Ukraine will be housed by local families, who are collaborating in this unique cultural exchange. This event creates an excellent opportunity for the community to receive an educational international music experience.
The Ukraine has produced some of the most noted musicians in history. Pianist Vladimir Horowitz and violinist Isaac Stern were both from the Ukraine. Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky all spent time living in the Ukraine and Americans Leonard Bernstein and Benny Goodman were children of Ukrainian immigrants.
Tickets are $30 for the lower level and $20 for the upper level will go on sale starting Tuesday, September 7 in the VBHS Performing Arts Center Box Office.
Call 772-564-5537 for tickets. Visa & MasterCard are accepted and all seating is reserved.