The Friends of the Arts welcomes renowned classical pianist Roman Rudnytsky back to Saipan for another visit.
FOA will be sponsoring two special concerts next week with Rudnytsky—a rare opportunity to listen to classical music, played by an internationally renowned pianist.
Rudnytsky will be playing in concert Tuesday and Friday next week, March 15 and 18, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center. All programs are open to the public at the cost of $8 for adults and $5 for students. Half of the proceeds will be presented to the CNMI’s Thespians of the Western Pacific Islands scholarship program.
The two programs will include differing selections each night from such classical masters as Chopin, Brahms, Haydn, Gershwin, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and other musical greats, performed by a modern day master. Each concert will have different selections of music. The award-winning Marianas High School Glee Club, Rhythm ‘N Harmony, will open the Tuesday and Friday programs.
Rudnytsky is an internationally active concert pianist of Ukrainian background whose frequent performances take him all over the world—to every continent and places in-between. In addition to performances in capital cities and important musical centers, he often plays in places away from the musical mainstream, bringing the world and pleasure of classical music to audiences which seldom experience this type of music in live performance. He has received much acclaim in the world’s press and many repeat invitations.
A graduate of the famous Julliard School in New York, he also did additional studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland and at master classes in Austria (the “Mozarteum”) and Italy.
Since 1972, Rudnytsky has been a member of the piano faculty of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He is a recipient of that institution’s “Distinguished Professor Award” in recognition of his concert activities. He previously served on the piano faculties of the Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington, Indiana) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, in addition to being “Artist-in-Residence” at two Australian universities.
During his two-week visit to Saipan, he will travel to many of the CNMI schools, playing and discussing music with the students. This is Rudnytsky’s seventh trip to the CNMI. Rudnytsky travels at his own expense and donates his time to the community. FOA, with the help of sponsors from the community, has hosted Rudnytsky’s stay.
FOA would like to thank the generous sponsors who make this visit possible: Bridge Capital, IT&E, Paradise Island Animal Hospital, Atkins-Kroll Toyota, Hertz Car Rental, Brabu Pharmacy, Triple J Saipan, PHI Pharmacy, Keynote School of Music, Hardt Eye Clinic, CTSI Logistics, J’s Restaurant, Canton Chinese Restaurant, Café at the Park, and HR Support, CNMI. Without their assistance events such as this would not be possible.
FOA invites the community to come and enjoy this special opportunity and an evening of Magical Music.