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Download the Poster for the 2022 Annual Winter Concerts

Download the Poster for the 2022 Annual Winter Concerts

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Artwork by Susan Dunn

Pianists Rudnytsky and Malkevitch Headline New Music Guild 2022 Winter Concerts

The New Music Guild, Inc. will host pianists Roman Rudnytsky and Ben Malkevitch for its Annual Winter Concerts, February 5th and February 6th both in the Sanctuary of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington Street in downtown Youngstown. The two guest artists will perform solos and will also collaborate on piano-four-hands music.

The Church’s Saturday 4:00 pm February 5th Mass will include special music by the guest artists and Guild coordinators, violinist, Gwyneth Rollin and pianist, Robert Rollin. The Rollins will perform Robert Rollin’s Variations and Interludes on an Old Polish Carol. Several other works will complement portions of the prayers. The Church’s Sunday February 6th concert will begin at 3:00 pm.

Internationally renowned concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky has had a long and varied career performing solo recitals and concertos with orchestras all over the world. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and laureate of the Leventritt Competition, Rudnytsky taught at the School of Music at Indiana University, at the College Conservatory of the University of Cincinnati, and at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. He is known for his informative lecture recitals and his charming and clever sense of humor.

Ben Malkevitch is a versatile pianist, organist, conductor, and opera and musical comedy director. He serves on the collaborative piano staff of the Cleveland Institute of Music, is choir director and organist at the Lakewood Congregational Church, and is accompanist for the Masters Singers Chorale of Northeast Ohio. Prior to his return to Cleveland two years ago he held similar staff positions in the San Francisco Bay area.

The February 6th Concert will include a variety of new, classical and popular pieces. Among the works to be played will be the piano world premiere of Robert Rollin’s, Fantasia on “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”.

An after party in honor of Roman Rudnytsky and Ben Malkevitch will take place in the Church’s basement fellowship hall immediately following the Sunday afternoon concert.