On May 14, 2015 the Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture will host a gathering to commemorate Anatoliy Shevchenko, a renowned guitar player, talented and widely recognized educator, who performed countless plays and concerts.
Throughout his long and fruitful concert career Anatoliy Shevchenko played and promoted music of Classical Antiquity insisting that it must be played today and can be understood by our contemporaries.
In addition to being a music player and a composer, Anatoliy Shevchenko seriously studied theory of music, and one of his indicative theoretical works concerned music of Ancient Hellas.
In 2001 the Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Odessa published Anatoliy Shevchenko’s book “Music of Hellas”, in which he had not simply described this remarkable musical culture and methods for comprehending it but also decoded the two earliest examples of ancient Greek music, “epibomion” and “Parodos” from Aristophanes’ comedy “The Clouds”. The book has become a rarity. The second, enlarged edition of the “Music of Hellas” published in Kiev in 2015 contains three additional articles on the same subject. This bilingual book is also supplemented with a CD containing ancient Greek music by Shevchenko.
In addition to presentation of the second edition of the book, during the commemorative gathering our guests will have an opportunity to listen recordings of music by Shevchenko and live music by his student Dmitriy Pechkin from Odessa Philharmonic Society.