Puzzles of Eternity project will be launched in London by the jazz set in presence of the First Lady of Ukraine Mrs Maryna Poroshenko.
Olexandra and Mykhaylo Poroshenko, piano, 12-year-old duo Two Violins – Illia Bondarenko and Tetyana Zhmendak – with the best Ukrainian jazz pianist Natalya Lebedeva and her trio present PUZZLES OF ETERNITY in London. The program includes jazz arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach and Ukrainian folklore, as well as the jazz standards.
You’ll also watch the video exhibitions of Igor Gaidai’s photo project “Faces of Freedom. Maidan”, video by the artist and designer Zinaida Likhacheva and masterpieces of Johann Georg Pinzel. Costumes are designed by Fedir Vozianov.
Date: November 18, from 7 to 9 PM
Venue: Ukranian Catholic Cathedral, Holy Family in Exile, 21 Binney Street London W1K5BQ. View on map
The event in London is organised by “Master Klass”, the House of Education and Culture (Kyiv, Ukraine), with support of the Embassy of Ukraine in Great Britain.
Puzzles of Eternity is a mega international initiative which unites Two Geniuses and Two Treasures – the “Bach Archive” of sheet music (Kyiv) with unique Baroque sculptures made of wood and 3D frescoes from the “Pinzel Museum” (Lviv). Musicians, painters, researchers, philanthropists present a series of charity concerts and visual performances with a view to salvaging the rare collections and breathing a new life into them.
In London, “Puzzles of Eternity” will be presented by the President family – the First Lady of Ukraine Maryna Poroshenko and children Olexandra and Mykhaylo who play classical and jazz Bach together with the unique duet of 12-year-old violinists Illia Bondarenko and Tetiana Zhmendak – Two Violins – who perform jazz, baroque, classical music in unprecedented partnership with professionals such as Natalia Lebedeva – the brilliant pianist, composer and arranger who made all the arrangers to the Puzzles of Eternity project. Natalia Lebedeva Trio plays the concert program of the project.
The Project Aims:
To raise funds in order to establish a public Internet multilingual archive of sheet music from the “Bach Archive” collection and to restore Pinzel’s legacy: both the museum and all the sculptures by the master, which with years are falling prey to weather conditions, barbarous ‘restorations’, wood-fretters, illegal collectors.
Puzzles of Eternity was firstly presented at the UN in New York on October 16, 2014. A great jazz pianist Aaron Goldberg took part at the project and played with children violinists at the concert.
It was a good start. After the concerts in New York, we were invited to make the tour in the USA that will be realized in Dec 2014 – Jan 2015. We do the fundraising, giving worldwide fundraising musical and visual tour that combines jazz and baroque music with the video.
The project is initiated by:
Master Klass, the House of Education and Culture (Kyiv, Ukraine)