ACTIVITIES
Piano Concerto CD Release
Larysa Kuzmenko's Piano Concerto has been released on Centre Discs (Canadian Music Centre), featuring Christina Petrowska and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Memoriam CD Release
In Memoriam to the Victims of Chornobyl has been released on CD, performed by Yaroslav Senyshyn, on the Platon label.
Recent Commissions
Feburary 5 of 2010
An all-Kuzmenko concert will be presented by the NYCO Music Festival at Walter Hall in the Edward Johnson Building in Toronto. This will be a benefit concert for the Festival.
January of 2009
Larysa was the Composer In Residence for Memorial University's New Music Festival in St. John's Newfoundland. Several of her works were presented, including "In Search of Eldorado", Suite of Dances, and "In Memoriam to the Victims of Chornobyl."
August of 2008
Dreams for Choir and Piano Trio was presented at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, featuring the Gryphon Trio and the Elmer Iseler Singers, directed by Lydia Adams.
Boosey and Hawkes
Boosey and Hawkes has published several new works, including "Dreams" for Choir and Piano Trio, "Stars", "Wind", and "Night", all for SSA, and "Gaude Virgo Gloriosa" for Woman's Choir and Piano.
MEMORIAM
“Memoriam for the victims of Chornobyl”

Has recently been published by Plangere Publications and is available through them at www.plangere.com. Plangere is also publishing Fantasy for Solo Cello and "In Search of Eldorado" in versions for mezzo soprano and soprano.

LATEST REVIEWS
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Behold the Night

 

Kuzmenko's new work, Behold the Night, is a two-movement setting of a pair of poems from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: "Over hill, over dale," and "Now the hungry lion roars." Scored for orchestra and children's choir, it's a harmonically conservative work – as charming and colourful as any film score by Danny Elfman or John Williams. 

— Colin Eatock

LATEST COMPACT DISC RELEASES
Cellist Vernon Regehr presents previously unrecorded, unaccompanied works of six composers, all written in the past decade. As the title of the album suggests, the works display a highly varied array of expressive and emotional landscapes, utilizing the instrument's broad range of tone colour.
 
Kuzmenko's "One Sister Have I in Our House" for Women's chorus and piano was commissioned by the Tapestry Singers in joyful celebration of their sister singer Sandy Quarles, a gentle soul and a lively spirit. Recorded live at St. Matthews Episcopal Church.
 
Kuzmenko's JUNO Nominated Piano Concerto on Compact Disc with Pianist "Christina Petrowska Quilico".
 

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