Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:00 pm
The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th Street, New York, NY
(between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and its Ukrainian Wave
CulturalInitiative in collaboration with The Ukrainian Museum and New
Ensemble/BanduraDowntown present Border Ballads from the Steppes: Mapping Ukraine
the firstof two concerts in conjunction with an exhibit of historical maps
openingat the Museum this spring.
The evening's program features traditional Ukrainian
ballads researched and
performed by the Ukrainian-American bandura virtuoso and singer Julian Kytasty,
accompanied by Roman Turovsky on baroque lute.
Drawn from the same historical period as the Museum's
"Mapping of Ukraine"
exhibition, the songs and instrumental music bring to life the dance of shifting
political, cultural, and personal - that characterizes Ukraine's early modern
The Mapping of Ukraine: European Cartography and Maps of Early Modern Ukraine,
is a major exhibition of antiquarian maps opening at the Museum on
and remaining on view until October 5. Curated by University of Saskatchewan
Relations scholar Bohdan Kordan, the exhibition features 42 original maps
European mapmakers over a 250-year period.
A second Bandura Downtown concert of historical ballads
related to "The
Mapping of Ukraine" will take place at the Museum in September.
Tickets $15 with discounts available for Museum and
CTMD members and
To reserve tickets contact the Museum at 212-228-0110.
Tickets include gallery admission and a reception to follow the
Image: UKRANIA QUAE ET TERRA COSACCORUM CUM VICINIS
(UKRAINE AND THE LAND OF THE COSSACKS WITH THE NEIGHBORING PROVINCES
MOLDAVIA, AND TATARY MINOR)
Johann Baptist Homann/Homann's Heirs, Nuremberg, 1729