The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU), known for its exceptional performances and its extensive, multi-award-winning recordings, will perform in the next Cornell Concert Series (CCS) concert. The event, featuring conductor Volodymyr Sirenko and cellist Natalia Khoma, takes place Sat., Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. in Bailey Hall.
Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is known as one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, having achieved worldwide recognition. They have been praised for their “thrilling performance... every note crisp and exact” (Albany Times Union).
The New York Concert Review has lauded Khoma’s cello playing as “perfectly controlled and beautifully expressive…magical and deeply touching.”
Since 1993, the NSOU has released more than 100 recordings featuring both Ukrainian and international repertoire. The Orchestra’s repertoire for the Ithaca concert includes Dmitry Bortniansky’s Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major, Franz Josef Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb/1, and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52.
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The Cornell Concert Series has been hosting musicians and ensembles of international stature since 1903. Originally featuring Western classical artists, the series presented Ravi Shankar in 1987 and has since grown to encompass a broader spectrum of the world's great music. More information is available at CCS.