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Larysa Kuzmenko - P.R. Photo.

Portrait

Portrait of Larysa Kuzmenko by Veronica Kvassetskaia Tsyglan

"Lilith" Premiere

Premiere of "Lilith"" at the Jane Mallet Theatre. Left to right: Composer Larysa Kuzmenko, Artist Lilian Broca, & Poet Joy Kogawa.

Larysa & Christina Petrowska Quilico

February 5, 2010 - "In Search of Eldorado" Concert at Walter Hall celebrating the music of Larysa Kuzmenko. Left to right: Composer Larysa Kuzmenko, and Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico.

Larysa Kuzmenko &
Christopher Plummer

September 22, 2011 - Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 90th season opening concert at Roy Thomson Hall featuring Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture with the world première of Larysa Kuzmenko's "Behold the Night", a piece for children's chorus and orchestra, with text from A Midsummer Night's Dream. The famed Canadian Shakespearean actor Christopher Plummer narrates the text in William Walton's arrangement of Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario. Left to right: Composer Larysa Kuzmenko, and Actor Christopher Plummer.

Larysa Kuzmenko &
Peter & Lara Oundjian

September 22, 2011 - Reception at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel after the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 90th season opening concert at Roy Thomson Hall featuring Larysa Kuzmenko's world première "Behold the Night", a piece for children's chorus and orchestra, with text from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Left to right: Composer Larysa Kuzmenko, and TSO Conductor Peter Oundjian and daughter Lara Oundjian.

Larysa Kuzmenko
on stage

Canadian Composer Larysa Kuzmenko on stage after the World Première of Behold the Night for Children's Chorus, a TSO commission.  (Photo: John Loper)
Audio/Video

Radio Interview

"CBC Radio 2 94.1FM"
Bill Richardson interviews Larysa Kuzmenko about her Score "Behold the Night" for orchestra and children's choir that was premiered for the opening concert of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2011-12 season.

Behold The Nigh

"TSO 90th Season Opening Concert"
Behold The Night - Composed by Larysa Kuzmenko

OMNI "Kontakt"
TV Interview

"Kontakt" on OMNI TV
Michael Curry interview with Larysa Kuzmenko

Audio Clips

30 - 120 second audio clip samples - composed by Larysa Kuzmenko

Winds

“Winds” by Larysa Kuzmenko
C.C.C. Kei Wai Primary School (Ma Wan) Intermediate Choir Performance in Concert Hall, Shatin Town Hall 26 April 2008 60th Hong Kong School Music Festival Winners' Concert.
Posted by YouTube member enfantdr

Memoriam

“Memoriam for the victims of Chornobyl”
by Larysa Kuzmenko
Piano - Played by Becky t'Mannetje, Grade ARCT.
Posted by YouTube member stmelodies

Mysterious Summer's Night

“Mysterious Summer's Night”
by Larysa Kuzmenko
Piano - Played/Posted by YouTube member lambosuperleggera1

Romance

“Romance”
by Larysa Kuzmenko
Piano - Played by Damyan / Posted by YouTube member nudalman

Suite of Dances
- Not a Jig -

“Suite of Dances” - Not a Jig
by Larysa Kuzmenko
York University Faculty Concert Series, Mark Chambers Rehearsal
Piano - Christina Petrowska Quilico, Cello - Mark Chambers, Violin - Jacques Israelievitch

Kontakt Interview
Golden Harvest

“Golden Harvest”
Kontakt on OMNI TV
Ron Cahute interview with Larysa Kuzmenko
Personal
Koko - Larysa's newest addition to the family, an Abyssinian cat.
Koko - Larysa's newest additions to the family, an Abyssinian cat.
Trixie & Tara - Larysa's newest additions to the family.
Trixie & Tara - Larysa's newest additions to the family.
Tara & Trisha - Larysa's newest additions to the family.
Trisha - Larysa's newest addition to the family.
Trisha - Larysa's newest addition to the family.
Tasha - Larysa's cat who departed to cat heaven.
Tarot - Larysa's cat who departed to cat heaven
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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