1978 - 1979
  • Homeland” for Women's Choir and Piano (1978); premiered Carnegie Hall, New York, 1978, Vesnivka Choir and Composer; 8 min.
  • Ritual” for Concert Band (1978); commissioned by the Scarborough Band through the Ontario Arts Council; premiered by the Scarbourough Concert Band, 1978, Ronald Chandler cond.; repeat performance by U of T Concert Band, R. Chandler cond., 1980; second repeat performance by U of T Concert Band, Stephen Chenette, cond., 1986; 10 min.
  • Elegy and Song for Flute, Vibraphone, Harp, and Soprano (1978-79); premiered by Roxolana Roslak et al, Pauline McGibbon Cultural Centre, 1979; broadcast CBC Arts National; repeat performance U of T, 1978; Heliconian Hall, 1981; Edmonton 1984; 12 min.
1980 - 1989
  • Three Songs for Soprano and Piano (1980); premiered Massey Hall, 1980, Roxolana Roslak and composer; 8 min.
  • Nocturne and Dance for Soprano, Flute, and Piano (1980); premiered Scarborough College, Lynn Blaser, soprano, Eileen Fawcett, flute, and composer, piano; CJRT broadcast; repeat performance at the University of Guelph; several repeat performances; 8 min.
  • Fantasy for Band (1981); commissioned by the Scarborough Concert Band through the Ontario Arts Council; premiered by the SCB, 1981, Gary Kulesha, conductor; 7 min.
  • Improvisations for Alto Saxophone and Percussion (1981); premiered by Keith Loach and the Toronto Percussion Ensemble, Heliconian Hall, 1981; 5 min.
  • Little Suite for Piano (1982); commissioned by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects through the Ontario Arts Council; duration variable.
  • Grimoire” for Brass Quintet (1982); premiered 1982, Composers' Brass Quintet, the Music Gallery, Toronto; performance, York University Faculty Brass Quintet, CJRT Great Performers Series, 1986; broadcast, CJRT; several repeat performances; 10 min.
  • Doctor Faustus” for Soprano and Piano (text: Christopher Marlowe) (1984); commissioned by Roxolana Roslak through the OAC; premiered by Roxolana Roslak at the Premiere Dance Theatre, 1984; several repeat performances; also programmed by Susan Porter and Lynn Blaser; 12 min.
  • Concertino for Vibraphone and Marimba with Orchestra (1986-87); commissioned by Beverly Johnston through the Ontario Arts Council; premiered Canadian Contemporary Music Workshops, Royal Conservatory of Music, 1987, Gary Kulesha, conductor; Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Simon Streatfeild, cond., Winnipeg, Jan. 1990; broadcast “Mostly Music”, CBC FM; selected by Mostly Music for their “best of” series and re-broadcast Aug. 1990; performance by Marie Jose Simard, Mexico City, 1989 (details unknown); April 19, 1991, Lviv Chamber Orchestra, Sergei Denisiuk, soloist, Miroslav Skoryk, conductor, Lviv, Ukraine; broadcast, Kiev State Television; repeat performance, Lviv, May 7, 1991; toured by this ensemble and soloist; 14 min.
  • Prayer” for SSA and piano (text: Bogdan Antonich) (1988); commissioned by the Vesnivka Choir; Nov. 1988, Toronto, at the St. Lawrence Centre; New York at Carnegie Hall; toured, USSR, July, 1991; 5 min.
1990 - 1999
  • Traveller On A Dark Wind” for Two Pianos (1991); commissioned by The Zuk Duo; premiered, Continuum, April 25, 1991; broadcast, Two New Hours, CBC FM, July 7, 1991; rebroadcast, Dec. 1992; 7 min
  • Spirits of the Dead” for SATB choir (1991); text by E.A. Poe; written for the Elmer Iseler Singers; premiered June 2, 1991, St. Andrews', Toronto; 6 min.; pub. Boosey and Hawkes.
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano, “A Dream Within A Dream” (1992); commissioned by St. Basilica Church for Jeremy Findlay; premiered Jane Mallett Theatre, March 20. 1992, Jeremy Findlay and Larysa Kuzmenko; released on CD in Czechoslovakia, Jeremy Findlay; 20 min.
  • Atlantis” for Organ (1993); commissioned by the Canadian College of Organists; published by Jaymar Music; premiered by Michael Bloss, Toronto, 1993; 5 min.
  • Concerto for Accordion (1993); commissioned by Mr. Elton John for Joseph Macerollo and the Composer's Orchestra; premiered Walter Hall, July, 1993; conducted by Gary Kulesha; broadcast 2 New Hours, Sept. 1993; 20 min.
  • Romance” and “Mysterious Summers Night” (1993) for solo piano; published by Frederick Harris; 3 min.
  • Tekahionwake” (1993) set of four songs for mezzo-soprano, based on the poetry of Pauline Johnson; commissioned for Classical Cabaret by the Laidlaw Foundation; premiered in March of 1993 at George Ignatieff Theatre; 15 min.
  • A Prayer for String Orchestra” (1993); written for the Mississauga Chamber Orchestra; premiered in Mississauga, 1993, conducted by John Barnum; The Composers' Orchestra, March 12, 1994, Glenn Gould Studio, conducted by Gary Kulesha; broadcast, 2 New Hours, Spring, 1994; Lviv Philharmonic, October, 1994; 7 min.
  • The Faywood School Songs: “Night”, “Stars”, and “Wind” (1995); commissioned by the North York Board of Education; premiered April 11, 1995, at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts in North York, conducted by Doreen Rao; published by Boosey and Hawkes; 7 min.; performed by Victoria Scholars at the Eastminister United Church in Toronto on June 5, 1999, Jerzy Cichocki, conductor, Ruth Watson Henderson, pianist.
  • Piano Concerto; commissioned by the CBC for Christina Petrowska (1996); premiered by Christina Petrowska and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey, at the Winnipeg New Music Festival, January 23, 1996; 20 min.; Oct. 1996, Christina Petrowska with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jukka Pekka Saraste.
  • Suite of Dances” for flute, cello and piano (1997); commissioned with the financial assistance of the Laidlaw Foundation; premiered at the Glenn Gould Theatre by Musica Viva in 1997; recorded by the same group. 15 min. Performed at KW CMS in the Music Room in Kitchener Waterloo by Diana Dumlavwall piano, Miriam Stewart-Kroeker cello and Liesel. Deppe flute. Performed by Susan Hoeppner, Felix Umansky, and Angela Park. The performance took place in Ajijic Mexico in La Auditroio de la Ribera. The performance was part of the Scotiabank Northern Lights Music festival that took place on February, 25, 2015. Performed at the Memorial University of Newfoundland on November 15, 2018. Performed by the Trinitas Chamber Ensemble. Flute: Michelle Cheramy. Cello: Nathan Cook. Piano: Phil Roberts.
  • In memoriam: To the Victims of Chornobyl” (1997), premiered by Mary Kenedi at Roy Thompson hall lobby concert for the New Music Festival; later performed by Christina Petrowska and recorded by her on CD “Northern Sirens”; September of 2002, Naida Cole performed the work at the Jane Mallet Theatre; Christina Petrowska performed it at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and in Taiwan and China in 1998. 7 min. For solo piano; Performed by Johann Derecho on October 18, 2015 at the CMC. For solo piano; Performed by Kathleen Solose on October 24, 2015 at Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne Australia. For solo piano; Performed by Johann Derecho on November 7, 2015 in Steinway Music Hall, Markham.
  • Concertino for Organ and Strings (1998); commissioned and premiered by Karen Holmes on October 30, 1998 at St. Andrew's Church in Ottawa; 7 min.
  • In search of Eldorado”, Song Cycle for piano and mezzo soprano (1998); commissioned by the National Association of Teachers of Singing with the financial assistance of the Laidlaw Foundation; premiered by Catherine Robin at the 1998 NATS conference; 10 min. Song cycle for solo baritone; Performed on February 19, 2016 by baritone Phillip Addis and pianist Emily Hamper, at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto.
2000 - 2009
  • Lilith”, String Quartet with English Horn; commissioned with the financial assistance of the Ontario Arts Council; premiered on September of 2000 by Mooredale Concerts, Jane Mallet Theatre; additional performances by the same group in Guelph , Kitchener, Regina, and Vancouver of 2000-2001. 30 min.
  • Concerto for Piano and Percussion (with Chamber Orchestra) (2000); commissioned with the financial assistance of the Ontario Arts Council; premiered January 12, 2001, Mary Kenedi, Bev Johnston, and the Windsor Symphony conducted by Susan Haig; 12 min.
  • Singing with the Light of a Thousand Stars”; three songs for SSA: “Lone Note”, “Anger in A minor”, and “Celebration Chorus”; commissioned by the Oberlin Choristers; premiered June 3, 2001, Finney Chapel, Ohio; 8 min.
  • Set me as a seal upon thy heart” for soprano and organ (2001); commissioned by The Royal College of Organists through the Laidlaw Foundation; premiered at the Islington United Church with soprano Lorna MacDonald and organist David MacDonald; 3-4 min.
  • Capriccio” (2002) for string quartet, percussion, and flute; commissioned by Mooredale Concerts with the financial assistance of the Laidlaw Foundation; premiered March 23, 2003, Walter Hall, with Beverley Johnston and Vicky Blechta; 15 min.
  • Piano Concerto (with Brass Band) (2002); commissioned by Hannaford Street Silver Band with the financial assistance of Roger D. Moore; premiered November of 2002 with soloist Andrew Burashko and the HSSB conducted by Gary Kulesha; 18 min.
  • Impromptu and Toccata for Brass Quintet (2003); commissioned by the International Women's Brass Conference; premiere Illinois State University, June 2003; 8 min.
  • Entre Amis” for Cello and Piano (2003); premiered July 20, 2003, Kristine Bogyo and Anton Kuerti, Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound; 7 min.
  • Voice of Hope” for Soprano and String Orchestra (2003); commissioned by Vesnivka Choir; premiered Nov. 15, 2003, Katerina Tchoubar, soprano, The Composers' Orchestra, conducted by Gary Kulesha; 9 min. Performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with soprano Sarah Kirsch and conductor Alexander Mickelthwate. The performance was part of the WSO's New Music Festival that took place on February 3, 2015 in the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg. This version was arranged for piano trio; Performed on October 28, 2018 at the Runnymede United Church. Performed by mezzo soprano Katherina Tchoubar and the Gryphon Trio.
  • Dreams” for SATB Choir and Piano Trio (2004); commissioned by the Elora Festival and the Gryphon Trio with the financial assistance of the Laidlaw Foundation; premiered July 11, 2004, Elora Festival; conducted by Noel Edison; 15 min. Performed on June 11, 2017 at Christ Church Grosse Point Detroit MI. Performed during the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, with De Novo Trio and the Christ Church Grosse Choir.
  • Sea Without A Shore” for Cello and Orchestra (2004); commissioned by Shauna Rolston with the financial assistance of the Ontario Arts Council; premiered Nov. 25, 2004, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Geoffrey Moull; 15 min.
  • Ave, Regina Coelorum (Rejoice, Virgin Glorious)” for SSA chorus and piano, written for the University of Toronto Women’s Chorus (2008); 2 min. 10 sec. - This work is published by Boosey and Hawkes (2010)
  • Fantasy” for solo cello, was premiered by Kaori Yamagami on November 20, 2008 in Walter Hall at the University of Toronto.  It was commissioned by the Women's Musical Club of Toronto for Kaori Yamagami; 12 min.
  • Daffodils” for Children's Choir SSA, was commissioned by the Mississauga Children's Choir (2009); 4 min.
2010 - 2019
  • Silver Birds” for solo piano, was premiered by pianist Christina Petrowska-Quilico on Feb. 5, 2010 in Walter Hall; 1 min.
  • Polynia”, work for piano, violin, and basset horn, commissioned by the Riverdale Ensemble through the Ontario Arts Council. It was premiered by the Riverdale Ensemble on Feb. 5, 2010 in Walter Hall; 12 min.
  • Christmas Bells” for Children's Choir SA, commissioned by the Cantabile children’s choir (2010); 3 min.
  • A Journey to a New Life” for String quartet, commissioned by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. The work was premiered by the Annex Quartet in Hamilton on September 24, 2011; 3:30 min.
  • Behold the Night” written for the Toronto Symphony and children's choir; commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with financial assistance of the Ontario Arts Council; Premiered at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 90th anniversary opening night gala on September 22, 2011 in Roy Thomson Hall by the Toronto Children's Choir, under the direction of Elise Bradley and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian; 13-14 min. USA premiere by the New Hampshire Philharmonic and the Pinkerton Academy student choir on November 29, 2014 in the Stockbridge Theater at Pinkerton Academy New Hampshire. Conducted by Mark Latham. Performed by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the Shallaway Children's Choir on November 20, 2015 at the Arts and Cultural Centre in Newfoundland. Conducted by Marc David. Performed by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mirabitur Youth Choir on November 20, 2015 at St. John's Co-Cathedral,Valletta, Malta. Conducted by Brian Schembri; The concert was presented for the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers. Performed by the Calgary Symphony Orchestra on September 28 and 29, 2018 in Jack Singer Hall, Calgary; Performed by the Cantare Children's Choir and conducted by Rune Bergmann.
  • Rhapsody” for String quartet, commissioned by Mooredale concerts; it was premiered by the Afiara string quartet on April 15, 2012 in Walter Hall; 5 min.
  • Gloria” (2013) for Women's Chorus and Piano; It was jointly commissioned and premiered by Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont in Burlington Vermont on May 17, 2014, in Toronto, by the University of Toronto's Women's Chamber Choir on October 19 and December 7, 2014 and in Vancouver, by Elektra Women's Choir on November 29, 2014; 6 min. Vancouver premiere by Elektra Women's Choir on November 29 at 2pm in Queen's Avenue United Church, New Westminster and at 7:30pm in Ryerson United Church Vancouver. Conducted by Moma Edmundson.
  • Metropolis Overture” (2014) for Orchestra, was commissioned by the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. It was premiered by the MSO and conducted by Denis Mastromonaco on October 18, 2014 in the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. This work celebrated Mississauga's 40th anniversary; 6 min. Performed on February 24, 2018 in Festival Hall, Pembroke. Performed by the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mehdi Javanfar.
  • Diabolic Dance” and “Mysterious Summer's Night” for piano performed on December 6, 2014 during the Ukrainian National Music Festival Competition in the Ukrainian National Federation Building, Toronto.
  • Golden Harvest” a 30 minute oratorio for orchestra, SATB, solo soprano and baritone. Premiered on March 18 and 19, 2016 at Centennial Hall, Winnipeg. Conducted by Alexander Mickelthwaite; Performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, soprano Andriana Chuchrnan, baritone Michael Nyby and the Mennonite Festival Chorus. Quintet version, premiered on July 25, 2016 during the Ottawa Music festival at the Dominiurn-Chalmers United Church; Performed by the Gryphon Trio plus two, with soprano Monica Whicher, baritone Russell Braun and the Ewashko Singers. Saskatoon premiere on March 25, 2017 at the Saskatoon Symphony Centre; Performed by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Paetkau, soprano Kateryna Khartova and bass-baritone Joel Allison, with the Greystone Singers and the U of S chorus. Toronto premiere, May 14, 2017, in Koerner Hall; Performed by the Orpheus Choir, Vesnivka Choir, Ukrainian Men's Choir, soprano Andriana Chuchrnan, bass-baritone James Westman and the Orpheus Concert Orchestra. Conducted by Robert Cooper. Montreal premiere, June 6, 2017 at the Hall-Maison Symphonique de Montreal; Performed by The St. Lawrence Choir, soprano Andriana Chuchrnan, bass-baritone Theodore Baery. Conducted by Philippe Bourque.
  • Dance Macabre” for marimba and tuba. Performed by Michael Murphy and Avi Jacobus on April,5, 2015 in Walter Hall, Faculty of Music at U of T.
  • Melancholy Waltz” for flute and piano. Performed by Susan Hoeppner and Lydia Wong on December 3, 2015 on Walter Hall, Faculty of Music U of T.
  • Fly Like The Seagulls"” for women's chorus and piano. Performed by the Vesnivka choir under the direction ofKvitka Kondracki during the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival on July 25, 2016, at the Dominiurn-Chalrners United Church.
  • Three original Ukrainian Love Songs” performed by baritone Mykola Maskulka, pianist Larysa Kuzmenko on April 9, 2017 at UNO, Ukrainian Arts Centre in Etobicoke.
  • Heirloom” is an arrangement of Brahrn's "Intermezzo Op. 118 #2 for children's choir and orchestra. Premiered on April 27, 2017 at the St. John's Arts and Cultural Centre in Newfoundland. Commissioned by the NACO. Conducted by Alexander Shelley; Performed by the NACO with the Shallaway Youth Choir.
  • Heirloom” arrangement of Brahm's Intermezzo Op. 118 #2, for Children's choir and orchestra and “Behold the Night” for children's choir and orchestra, both performed on July 6, 2017 at the National Arts Centre in the Salle Southam Hall. Performed by the National Arts Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Shelley and the Shallaway Youth Choir.
  • Trade Song” for violin, viola, cello, guitar, spoons and full orchestra was premiered on October 18, 2019, in the Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay; Performed by the Metis Quartet and the thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Paul Hass.
  • Holy God” for SATB a cappella. Commissioned and premiered by the St. Lawrence Choir on November 17, 2018 at the Saint Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Montreal. Conducted by Philippe Bourque.
  • Piano Concerto” For piano and full orchestra. Performed on March 2,2019 in Festival Hall, Pembroke, with pianist Christina Petrowska-Quilico. Conducted by Mehdi Javanfar.
  • One Sister Have I” for Women's Chorus. Performed on Mach 24, 2019 at the Faculty of Music, Toronto, in the MacMillian Theatre. Performed by the University of Toronto Woman's Chamber Choir. Conducted by Dr. Lori-Ann Dolloff
  • Holy God” for SATB a cappella chorus - New Work Completed
“Memoriam for the victims of Chornobyl”

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

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

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".