October 21, 2017, in the Palace of Culture of Builders, held a concert of the 81st season of the Mykolaiv Regional Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra “ARS NOVA”: “Great composers of Great Britain.” Conductor – Honored Artist of Ukraine Oksana Madarash (Kiev). The program included works by G. Purcell, G. Handel, E. Elgar, P. Warlock. Soloists: Olga Kukharenko (violin), Alexander Agamyan (violin), Anna Godza (cello), harpsichord party – Natalia Revega. The concert was attended by the vocal-choral ensemble of the “Canzona” of the Mykolayiv State Higher Music College, the art director of the ensemble – Sergey Golovanov. The concert was honored art worker of Ukraine, musicologist Tamara Piven’.
Above the classical music of art, not one! The greatness of Music is based on Divine Harmony, which does not tolerate falsehood. The latter is exposed precisely at the boundaries of pauses, pianos, and silence. In this sense, British music, chosen by Oksana Madarash for performance, was a rather difficult test even for the performers of such an experienced chamber orchestra as “ARS NOVA”. Without exaggeration, we can say that the audience held their breath on the wave of this competition of musicians with Music – this is evident from the unprecedented silence that was established in pauses between parts of works. And only in one case not musicians, and the public could not stand the tension of silence and fell to applause from the brilliant performance of one of the parts. The length of the pause, which is established after the performance of works, always speaks about the quality of the musicians’ and conductor’s play. In this respect, all records were beaten at the concert. This speaks of the highest class of conductor and chamber orchestra!
Vivat Maestro Madarash, “ARS NOVA” Vivat!
The brilliant play of musicians, the delicate performance of the vocal-choral ensemble of the “Canzona”, the restrained temperamental control of the conductor’s orchestra, the penetrating and elegant introductions to each of the works of musicologist Tamara Piven’, left an indelible impression of this surprisingly light, elegant watercolor concert …