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Gryphon Trio and Friends

125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada
Gryphon Trio with guests Russell Braun (baritone), Monica Whicher (soprano), Graham Oppenheimer (viola), Noémi Racine-Gaudreault (violin), and Ewashko Singers celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Performed this evening are Antonín Dvorák’s intensely emotional “Dumky” Trio; a selection of sacred choral works by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov; a selection of works featured in the Ukrainian Art Song Project and a new chamber arrangement of Larysa Kuzmenko’s oratorio, Golden Harvest, which was commissioned for the 2016 quasquicentennial. Presented in collaboration with Capital Ukrainian Festival.

Monica Whicher, soprano
Russell Braun, baritone
Noémi Racine Gaudreault, violin
Graham Oppenheimer, viola
Laurence Ewashko, conductor
Ewashko Singers
Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin
Roman Borys, cello
James Parker, piano

Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor (“Dumky”), Op. 90
Silvestrov: Cherubic Hymn from Three Spiritual Songs
Silvestrov: Mnohaja Lita from Three Spiritual Songs
Kuzmenko: The Golden Harvest
Lysenko: Selection of art songs
Turkevich: Selection of art songs
Volynsky: Selection of art songs