Free Ukrainian music concert features renowned violinist at Penn State Abington

Solomiya Ivahkiv

Violinist Solomiya Ivahkiv is among the featured artists at the free concert. 

Credit: Penn State

ABINGTON, Pa. — Explore more than 100 years of music by Ukraine’s most celebrated contemporary composers during a free concert at Penn State Abington at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Sutherland Auditorium.

Curtis School of Music-trained violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv is among the featured artists. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded her the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine in 2021 for outstanding achievement in the performing arts. She is assistant professor of violin and viola and head of string at the University of Connecticut and violin faculty at the Longy School of Bard College. 

She will be joined by Melvin Chen on the piano. He has received acclaim for solo and chamber performances throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia. Chen’s performances have been featured on radio and television stations around the world. He is the deputy dean at the Yale School of Music.

Performances by cellist Garrett Adkins have received rave reviews in the New York Times. Adkins serves on the cello and chamber music faculties of the Juilliard School, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

To attend the event, please RSVP.

This event is supported by the Sally Leah Reinitz Endowment for the Arts; the Music Enhancement Endowment, made possible by gifts in memory of Mary Bogot; and the Penn State Abington Division of Arts and Humanities. 

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