The Ukrainian Cultural Center of Rochester and the Ukrainian National Women’s League, Branch 120, will present the operatic and classical music concert “A Voice Forever Silenced” at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Lyric Theater, 440 East Ave. at Prince Street, Rochester.
The concert is a tribute to Wasyl Slipak, a Paris Opera baritone. Slipak left his singing career in 2014 to join a volunteer battalion fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and was recently killed by a sniper.
This concert is intended as a requiem for those who have fought and died for self-determination for Ukraine. The performance will include Stefan Szkafarowsky, bass, accompanied by Irina Lupines, professor of piano at the Eastman School of Music. Szkafarowsky also will perform a duet with Susan Cotroneo, soprano and managing director of the Rochester Lyric Opera.
The program will include Trio Slavia including Irina Lupines; Oleg Lupines, violin; and Svetlana Garitselov, cello, playing music by Schumann, Skoryk, Schubert and Part.
Tickets are $20 for students and $30 for adults. Tickets are available online; at the Rochester Ukrainian Federal Credit Union, 824 E. Ridge Road, Rochester; and Wegmans, 900 Holt Road, Webster.
For information: rochesterlyricopera.org.