PREVIEW OF EVENTS
Saturday, August 16
- HUNTER, N.Y.: A fund-raising concert to benefit the Music and Art Center
of Greene County summer concert series will be held at the Grazhda at 8
p.m. The concert will feature basso William Wildermann, Metropolitan Opera;
lead soprano Oksana Krovytska, New York City Opera; baritone Oleh Chmyr;
and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky, artist-in-residence.
Friday, August 22
- PHILADELPHIA: The Echoes of Ukraine Festival of Music, Song and Dance
will take place in Fairmount Park at Robin Hood Dell East at 8 p.m. The
concert will feature Oksana Krovytska, soprano, Lviv Opera, and leading
soprano, New York City Opera; Volodymyr Vynnytsky, pianist; Stefan Stepan,
baritone, Lviv Opera; the Ukrainian International Ballet Co. VAGI; and
the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. The festival is sponsored by the
Philadelphia Department of Recreation and the Ukrainian Festival Committee
of the Ukrainian Community of Metropolitan Philadelphia. Admission is free.
Robin Hood Dell East is located near Ridge Avenue at 33rd and Huntingdon
streets. For information call (215) 455-8751.
Saturday, August 23
- WILDWOOD, N.J.: Everyone 18 and older is invited to the 1997 Pre-Labor
Day Bash/Zabava from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the VFW Hall located at 3509 Spicer
and Pacific. The evening, sponsored by the Passaic SUM-A Druzhynyky and
the Passaic Ukrainian Center, will feature the Na Zdorovia band from Yonkers,
N.Y. Proper ID is a must; $10 cover charge at the door. For further information
contact Christina Jancew, (908) 709-7829 (daytime).
Sunday, August 24
- TORONTO: The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Toronto Branch will hold a
celebration of the sixth anniversary of the independence of Ukraine at
St. Volodymyr Cultural Center, 1280 Dundas St. W. and Fourth Line in Oakville.
The celebration will include guest speaker Leonid Kravchuk, former president
of Ukraine and current member of Parliament. An ecumenical service is slated
for 11 a.m., and the concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Included in the festivities
are a bazaar, and a children's corner with clowns, balloons, games and
face-painting. There will be a students' dance with an orchestra and DJ
after 6 p.m. Admission: adults, $5; children under 12, free; parking, $5.
(St. Volodymyr Cemetery will be closed on this day.) For further information
call (416) 762-9427.
- OTTAWA: On the sixth anniversary of Ukraine's independence, the Ukrainian
Canadian Congress of Ottawa presents "Music and Lectures" featuring
concert pianists Yuri and Nelly Krechkovsky and young virtuoso violinists
Iryna and Marta Krechkovsky performing the music of Vivaldi, Lysenko, Brahms,
Kolessa, Sarasate, Revutsky, Chopin and Wieniawski. Lectures in the English
and Ukrainian languages, respectively, will be delivered by Nestor Gayowsky,
former Canadian consul general in Kyiv, and Dr. Theofil Kis, professor
emeritus of political science, University of Ottawa. The event will be
held at 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary
Ave. Ticket prices: $10 per person; $5 for children under age 12. Tickets
may be purchased at the door or by calling: Walter Saidak, (613) 224-8474;
Christine Habrowycz, (613) 731-1870; Irena Bell, (613) 730-4725; or Mary
March, (613) 831-0788.
Friday-Sunday, August 29-31
- SAN DIEGO: The House of Ukraine will celebrate "Ukrainian Festival
1997" during Labor Day Weekend. Festivities start on Friday night
with a vatra/picnic on Crown Point/Mission Bay Park. On Saturday night
in the Casa Del Prado Theater in Balboa Park, the House of Ukraine proudly
presents the Zaporizhian Kozaks Ukrainian Dance Company from Toronto, along
with popular Ukrainian entertainer Ihor Baczynskyi. On Sunday, at the House
of Pacific Relations lawn stage in Balboa Park, Ukrainian food and a program
of Ukrainian dance will be presented. The festivities will close on Sunday
night with a dinner-dance at the Town and Country Resort, Hotel Circle,
with Ukrainian music by Dunai from Toronto. For more information, please
contact the House of Ukraine, (619) 460-6781 (phone/fax); or e-mail, email@example.com
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, August
10, 1997, No. 32, Vol. LXV
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