Legendary Ukrainian pianist Oleksiy Hryniuk, currently based in the UK, is set to play at Ukraine’s National Philharmonic on 17 October. Accompanied by the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Natalia Ponomarchuk), Hryniuk will take your breath away with his rendition of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor. Also on the programme is Johannes Brahms’s String Sextet No. 1 in B♭major.
Chopin wrote and performed his first and second piano concertos in Warsaw in March of 1830. Piano Concerto No. 2 has a romantic history: full of passionate melancholy, it was written under the influence of the composer’s strong feelings for Constance Gladkowska, a gifted singer and a well-known Warsaw beauty. Later, the concerto was dedicated to Delfina Potocka, the first wife of Mechyslav Potocki, with whom the poet Zygmunt Krasinski was in love.
Let yourself be carried away by music that has lost none of its power over almost two centuries.
Chopin and Brahms: Kyiv Chamber Orchestra and Oleksiy Hryniuk
17 October at 19.00
Volodymyrskyi uzviz 2 https://goo.gl/maps/mZcDHpcyUJp1pwwj7
Metro: Maidan Nezalezhnosti
In-person tickets: 140 – 400 UAH https://bit.ly/3cckfp6
Tickets for the online broadcast: 50 UAH https://bit.ly/2GWTPfg