Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Ukrainian Wave, The Ukrainian Museum,

and NY Bandura Ensemble/Bandura Downtown present


Ukrainian Historical Song after 1709


Roman Turovsky, Julian Kytasty, and Andriy Milavsky


Gallery Performance, Sunday, October 10,  1pm and 2pm
Two short solo performances by Roman Turovsky (lute/torban) in the Mazepa gallery theater.

Free with Museum admission.


Concert - Friday, October 15th, 7pm

"The Ravaged Nest: Ukrainian Historical Song after 1709"

A full-length concert with Roman Turovsky (lute), Julian Kytasty (bandura), and Andriy Milavsky (winds). Admission $15; $10 members and seniors; $5 students.  Order tickets online (

or purchase tickets during your visit today.


Gallery Performance, Sunday, October 17th, 1pm and 2pm
Two short solo performances by Andriy Milavsky (baroque recorder, traditional wind instruments)

in the Mazepa gallery theater.  Free with Museum admission.


About the Artists

Julian Kytasty has gained international recognition for his work with the bandura.  A third-generation bandurist, he integrates a deep and respectful knowledge of his instrument's past with a contemporary musical sensibility.  He has performed in venues ranging from the steps of a village church in Brazil to Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  He has composed for film, theater, and modern dance, as well as for the bandura.

Andriy Milavsky is an honored graduate of the Kyiv State Conservatory.  Formerly the principal clarinetist of the Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, he has toured Western and Eastern Europe with the state orchestras of Kyiv, Moscow, Tartu, and Lviv, performing classical and folk repertoires at major concert halls.  A talented multi-instrumentalist, Andriy founded the acclaimed New-York-based folk ensemble Cheres in 1990.

Roman Turovsky is an accomplished painter, composer, and instrumentalist who appears regularly as a lute soloist and continuo player with the New York Bandura Ensemble, under the direction of Julian Kytasty.  In 2008, Turovsky was a recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant Award supporting a year-long study of kobzar (itinerant epic singer) repertoire with Julian Kytasty.

Support for Ukrainian Wave is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and American Express Company. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Council Member Rosie Mendez, Con Edison, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Hearst Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Scherman Foundation, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

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10/15/2010 Program