On occasion, our community is treated to a visit by a musician of the highest rank. Such will be the case when Mykola Suk performs at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Suk’s international career has spanned four continents, performing in the most prestigious venues, ranging from the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory to Carnegie Hall in New York. His artistic acclaim is based on the ability to combine prodigious technique with extraordinary musicality. A Toronto Star review sums it up well: “…enormous digital control… such an impressive technique was so completely subsumed in the task of musical characterization.”
This event is possible because Mykola, who just completed a recital tour in Europe, is also responsible for keyboard studies at UNLV. Before moving west, Mr. Suk served on the faculties of the several prestigious music schools, including Kiev State Conservatory, Moscow State Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Columbia University.
In large public concert halls, Mr. Suk has been usually asked to play solo piano sonatas and concertos with full orchestra, being particularly hailed for his interpretations of Liszt and Beethoven. In enticing him to perform in Kayenta’s intimate venue, Mykola was offered the opportunity to present a concert of special appeal to both him and Southern Utah’s audience.
The program will feature a renowned chamber music work, the revered and unique Schubert “Trout” quintet, as well as a major piano concerto, the majestic Beethoven “Emperor” Piano Concerto. The string collaborators for these works will feature some of our area’s finest professional musicians.
Tickets are $30 adults/$10 students and can be purchased by visiting kayentaarts.com.