Standing Rock Cultural Arts'
"Around the World" Music Series
Terry Boyarsky: Classical Expressions of the Folk Tradition
8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018
North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)
preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks
The originally scheduled artist for this concert, Russian balalaika soloist Oleg Kruglyakov, has been unavoidably detained in Siberia, providing us the opportunity to hear the other half of his Russian Duo, pianist Terry Boyarsky. (Kruglyakov's performance will be rescheduled for the 2019-2020 season.)
Boyarsky's program, entitled "Classical Expressions of the Folk Tradition," will feature rarely heard music from Bartók to Bach, all inspired by ethnic dance and music from the villages of Armenia, Afghanistan, Rumania, Russia, and more, many displaying unusual modes and meters. Other composers whose works will be performed include Komitas (the father of Armenian classical music) and G. I. Gurdjieff (the noted Armenian-Greek mystical teacher of sacred dance and ritual music), arranged and notated by his colleague Thomas de Hartmann.
Many of the pieces on the program are essentially musical "translations," adapting folk instruments and genres (including dervish dances and a Russian Orthodox-inspired hymn) to the modern classical piano, and, as such, call for unique pianistic styles. Over the course of the concert, mysterious connections between the pieces will gradually become apparent to listeners.
The event will feature hearty and delicious home-cooked Eastern European foods (served at no additional charge), including borscht, blini, and kvass.
About the artist:
Terry Boyarsky, pianist, is a movement specialist, singer and ethnomusicologist who believes that every person is musical. Her search for musical collaboration has led her into chamber music, choral singing, folk dance, coaching, accompanying dance, and creating ceremony. Terry has collaborated with singers and dancers across the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, and Venezuela.
Terry holds a BA in experimental psychology from Reed College, a B.M. in eurhythmics from Cleveland Institute of Music, and an M.A. in ethnomusicology from Kent State University. She studied piano with Fred Rothchild, Rebecca Penneys, Jeaneane Dowis, James Tannenbaum, and coaching with Vitya Vronsky Babin. She has further training from the Dalcroze School in New York City, two levels of Orff Schulwerk, and was one of 16 Ohio artists selected to participate in the Kennedy Center for the Arts Seminars “Artists as Educators” from 2004 the 2007. She has been listed in “Who’s Who” since 2000.
Terry has taught and created events for institutions such as the Dalcroze Society of America, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Society for Ethnomusicology, the Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Hawaii, Rowe Center in Massachusetts, Kasetsat University in Bangkok, Thailand, Los Hipocampitos in Carrizal, Venezuela, Bard College Conservatory of Music, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Terry was a Teaching Artist for almost two decades with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. She was in the first group of artists selected for the Kennedy Center’s Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative, and a Teaching Artist for Ohio Arts Council. She presents professional development workshops on arts integration and Dalcroze Eurhythmics nationally. She has published articles in the Orff Echo, the American Dalcroze Journal, Seminars in Neurology, and Teaching Artist Journal. She has taught children, disadvantaged youth, amateur adults, the learning disabled, educators, actors, professional musicians, and conservatory students around the world. She sings with the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Festival Chorus and Choral Arts Cleveland.
In November 2014, Terry collaborated with Taipei puppeteer Mi-Chen Chiu and Cleveland-based dancer Tom Evert, to create “Young Dreams - Life in 3 Parts,” an intimate work of puppetry, dance, and improvised music, sponsored by Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Program. Her solo piano program “Classical Expressions of the Folk Tradition” has been received with great acclaim. Currently she teaches a course in Russian Song for Case Western Reserve University. She has been performing with Siberian balalaika virtuoso Oleg Kruglyakov as “Russian Duo” since 2007. In July 2017 Russian Duo performed in Kirov, Russia.
Terry Boyarsky website:
Russian Duo website:
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The North Water Street Gallery is conveniently located just a block north of the intersection of Main and Water Streets in Kent, Ohio, with free street parking on both sides of the street. Seating is limited, so arrive early for the best seats.
Established in 2015, the "Around the World" Music Series is a concert series presenting outstanding musicians from diverse cultures in an intimate setting.
Concerts are held approximately every other month in the new theater space of the North Water Street Gallery in downtown Kent, Ohio.
The series is an initiative of Standing Rock Cultural Arts, and is curated by ethnomusicologist David Badagnani. The series is made possible by the support of Drs. Terry E. and Sara Stone Miller and the Ohio Arts Council.
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