21 May Teryn Kuzma, Soprano/Bandurist Benefit Concert for Ukraine
May 21, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
The Redwood Library & Athenæum in collaboration with the Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project
is pleased to present
Teryn Kuzma, Soprano/ Bandurist
In a Benefit Concert for Ukraine
Ukrainian-American soprano Teryn Kuzma is a versatile performer and musician of classical, contemporary, musical theater, and folk repertoire. She recently won first place in MI Opera’s International Vocal Competition in their University Division. Last summer, she joined the Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival artists’ roster as a singer and bandurist with her sister, Alina Kuzma of the Ukrainian folk band “Korinya” and uncle, esteemed bandurist Julian Kytasty. Her performance credits include the title role of “Vixen” in Leoš Janáček’s opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, and singing Op. 22, Seven Songs for Soprano and Cimbalom in the Bard György Kurtág Festival. Since the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War in February of 2022, she has taken part in over a dozen benefit concerts for humanitarian aid.
Over the past five years, Ms. Kuzma has performed as a featured artist with The Ohio Light Opera, Hartford Opera Theater, UConn Opera Theater, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Berkshire Opera Festival, and the Ukrainian Art Song Project in Toronto.
In addition to her emerging singing career, she is also devoted to maintaining the art of the bandura and Ukrainian music. In these solo recitals and special performances, she brings together the unique beauty of bandura with her voice. Originally from Connecticut, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut and will soon graduate with her Master’s Degree from the Bard Graduate VAP. For more information visit www.terynkuzma.com.
Sunday, May 21st
Seating is limited
All proceeds will benefit the Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project
$20 per ticket
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The Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project (JURP) is a locally based 501(c)3 organization building community support for short-term humanitarian relief and longer-term reconstruction efforts for Ukraine and its people. In addition to fundraising for vetted organizations providing in-country relief in Ukraine, JURP welcomes and helps support Ukrainian refugees arriving in Rhode Island, and it works to increase and sustain public awareness of Ukrainian culture and resilience in the face of the ongoing violence.
This concert is the first public event hosted by JURP’s new Aquidneck Island affiliate. Further information is available at: www.jamestownukrainereliefproject.org.