Culture Code: a musical celebration of Ukrainian music and culture

Ukrainian music and culture through the ages will be celebrated in a student-led concert at RCS this month.

Culture Code, on Thursday 23 November, will blend music and performance to showcase the rich musical history of Ukraine. More than twenty musicians from across RCS will join forces with two BA Acting students to present a programme that spans the centuries, from the 10th century to the present day.

“The concept of the concert is to showcase Ukraine’s rich music and culture through the centuries, and its influence on western composers, in a chronological journey,” explained cellist Kateryna Tunina, a second-year Bachelor of Music (Performance) student, who is one of the concert organisers.

“BA Acting students Khai Fong Dmytro Nguien and Kristian Lustre will set the scene by sharing the stories of the composers and the inspiration behind their works, and it will be performed against a backdrop of visuals, specially created for the concert.”

The programme will include Maksym Berezovsky’s Ukrainian Symphony No.1; Mykola Lysenko’s Taras Bulba-Ouvertüre; Mykola Leontovych’s Shchedryk; Vasyl Barvinsky’s Oi khodyt’ son andIhor Shamo’s Ukrainian Suite.


Conductor: Bohdan Ilnytskyi

Violin: Mariia Zhuravlova, Mariia Hrabenko, Anastasiia Syvash, Olha Koksharova, Yuzu Ito, Mariia Bahach and George Wier

Viola: Ihor Solodovnik and Mykyta Vikhorev

Cello: Kateryna Tunina and Santiago Gil Duarte

Double bass: Yehor Podkolzin and Illia Hutsul

Flute: Valeriia Nerzhurbida

Harp: Eva Panchenko

Trombone: Victor Kovach

Pianists: Anna-Mariia Hryhoriak, Pavlo Rebenok, Katya Babenko and Sofiia Shokhina

Hosts: Khai Fong Dmytro Nguien and Kristian Lustre

Academic editor: Roxolana Gavaliuk

Production manager: Bohdan Ilnytskyi

Co-op production manager: Kateryna Tunina


Stevenson Hall

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10 | £5 non-RCS students

Free for RCS students and staff

Book at rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice

Culture Code - Ukrainian cultural concert poster graphic
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