X INTERNATIONAL VOCAL AND CHORAL CONTEST-FESTIVAL “LET A SONG SUMMON FRIENDS”
On May 5-19, 2019, the Jubilee X-th International Vocal and Choral Contest-Festival “Let a Song Summon Friends” will be held to commemorate the People’s Artist of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Arts of Ukraine, Laureate of T. Shevchenko National Prize, Honored Citizen of Chernivtsi, Professor Andriy Kushnirenko.
Kushnirenko’s choral interpretations of calendar-ritual songs are marked by vivid originality. In his compositions, the stylistic manner of Kushnirenko, one of the contemporary masters of the genre of folk song covers, are shown. Using achievements of Ukrainian composers such as M. Lysenko, M. Leontovich, S. Liudkevych, the Bukovynian
composer enriched the choral literature with contemporary samples of his own interpretations of folk melodies and made a significant contribution to the principles of working with folklore material, using complex polyphonic techniques of development in close connection with national, especially Bukovynian, sources and peculiarities of folk