Olga Dashevskaya and Kevin Kennedy will give a concert with narratives of four-hand piano music on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5 pm at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. The recital, entitled “From Paris with Love," will feature works by three of France’s most well-known composers. The program will include selections from George Bizet’s Children’s Games, Claude Debussy’s Petite Suite, and Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.
Ms. Dashevskaya, a native of Ukraine, holds Master's degrees in piano performance and music history. Since moving to the U.S. in 1990, she has performed extensively as a soloist and with various orchestras, given numerous lectures, and performed chamber music in collaboration with other musicians. In 2008 she and violinist Lydia Sviatlovskaya formed DuoClassica, which performs a diverse repertoire accompanied by narratives throughout Colorado. Ms. Dashevskaya runs a piano school for children and adults and teaches piano performance, music appreciation and theory of music at Red Rocks Community College.
Mr. Kennedy is an opera coach/voice teacher in Denver who has worked with international performers, both instrumental and vocal. He has worked with the Colorado Symphony, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, and the Colorado Ballet, and has taught at Arapahoe Community College and the University of Denver. In addition to teaching at Red Rocks, he is music director/organist at Holy Redeemer Episcopal Church in Denver.
The recital will take place in room 0650 (the Community Room) at the Lakewood campus of Red Rocks Community College, located at the west end of the building. Parking is free in the main parking lots, and the event is free and open to the public.