Embassy of Ukraine Concert and Dinner Reception
Attend on your own or with friends to enjoy a delightful concert at the Embassy of Ukraine. Meet and socialize with ICDC members after the concert while indulging in a feast of traditional Ukrainian delicacies prepared for you by the embassy chef.

Event Date

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Ukraine
3350 M Street NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire requested.

Event Description

You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Ukraine for a delightful concert. Join us on your own or with friends to experience a delightful evening Ukraine featuring a dinner buffet feast of traditional Ukrainian delicacies prepared by the embassy chef as well as an open bar. The evening includes a delightful performance of traditional Ukrainian music by Gerdan, Solomia Gorokhivska (violin) and Andrei Pidkivka (flute/ethnic flutes).

Attend on your own or with friends for an evening of music and elegance and mingle with other friendly ICDC members. Discover and explore a country rich in culture and history as you interact with the embassy staff who will be on hand to provide information about the history and future of modern Ukraine. You will also see a movie that offers an overview of the beautiful land, culture, and people that make up Ukraine. Also tour the embassy’s rare collection of beautiful paintings and artistic pieces. The evening concludes with a native Ukrainian dinner buffet of delicacies.

You will experience… 

~ Traditional Ukrainian Dinner Feast (subject to change): 
Enjoy Ukrainian delicacies prepared especially for us by our Ukrainian Chef. 

~ An Open Bar 
As you meet and mingle  ICDC members, enjoy wine and drinks served at the open bar.

~ Concert: 
Enjoy a delightful evening of traditional Ukrainian music by Gerdan, Solomia Gorokhivska (violin) and Andrei Pidkivka (flute/ethnic flutes).

~ Movie Presentation about Ukraine: 
See the beautiful lands, culture and people of Ukraine as we preview a special film prepared by the embassy. 

~ Ukrainian Art: 
Tour the embassy’s rare collection of beautiful paintings, sculptures and other artistic pieces. 

~ Traditional Ukrainian Dinner Feast 
After the concert you are invited to indulge in a feast of traditional Ukrainian entrees prepared especially for us by the embassy chef. Enjoy a sampling of Ukrainian food and drinks while you meet and mingle with other attendees and discover Ukrainian culture. 

Please note that the menu below is tentative and subject to change. 
Actual menu items served may be different as the embassy chef refines the menu.

Starters: 

  • Marinaded fish 
  • Shrimp 
  • Baked mushrooms 
  • Patty cakes 
  • Green salad 
  • Cheese plate 
  • Meat plate 
  • Tuna canapés 
  • Stuffed eggs 
  • Mozzarella with cherry tomatoes and olives 

Hot Dishes 

  • Varenyky: Dumplings with potato filling served with sour cream
  • Ribs
  • Sausages

...Plus a selection of desserts including fruit, dried plums filled with nuts in a cream sauce, eclairs and more.

Tickets

  $59.00 - Discounted ticket for ICDC members:
Discounted tickets are available for a limited time. Join us for a delightful evening at the Embassy of Ukraine featuring a concert, dinner, and wine.

$75.00 - General Admission Ticket for ICDC members:
Join us for a delightful evening at the Embassy of Ukraine featuring a concert, dinner, and wine.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

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Event Agenda (May change)

7:00 PM Admission Commences
7:15 PM Concert
8:00 PM Dinner is Served
9:15 PM Event Concludes

Map/Parking


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

Ukrainian born violinist Solomia Gorokhivska is a soloist and a chamber musician. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Dr. Gorokhivska brings her passionate virtuoso violin, and her expressive singing to the ensemble. She captures and expresses the personality of each song. She is an International laureate award recipient in classical and folk music performance. Dr. Gorokhivska toured internationally, including Ukraine, Germany, Russia, Poland, Serbia, China and the USA. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from Ternopil State College of Music and her Master Degree at Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. In addition, she received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies from the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Ukraine. From 2006-2010 she was a musicologist, journalist, author, and senior editor for the TV program “Alone With Music” on the National Broadcast Company of Ukraine. Dr. Gorokhivska participates in many classical, jazz, folk, and contemporary music projects around the world, and brings this wealth of experience to collaborate with other professional artists.

Dr. Andrei Pidkivka earned Bachelor and Master degrees from Lviv State College and Music Academy in Ukraine. He holds a Doctorate of Music Arts Degree from Michigan State University, USA. His extensive collection of world flutes, from archaic to modern encompass a wealth of knowledge and great possibilities. In Dr. Pidkivka’s twenty five year journey of musical growth his world flutes have found a way into modern symphonic compositions, theatrical performances, ballet, and movie scores. Performances as a soloist and a guest musician include the Columbus Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and Pittsburgh Symphony. Andrei Pidkivka has been critically acclaimed as a preeminent performer, teacher, and maker of a variety of folk flutes of his native Ukraine, whose sounds attracted listeners and educational workshops across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. The Pan-Flute, the Turkish Ney and the Ukrainian Sopilka were used in symphonic performances of the Lord of The Rings, and the Seattle Times wrote, “Andrei Pidkivka owned the spotlight…Close your eyes and you’re in The Shire”. The Washington Post wrote “Andrei Pidkivka … was most winning playing plaintive melodies on the naj, or pan flute, and the tylynka, a long, slender shepherd’s flute with no finger holes”. Dr. Pidkivka presented lectures-workshops and performances at: the Kennedy Center for the Arts, Metropolitan Museum of the Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, Severance Hall, the National Folk Alliance Conference, National Flute Association Conventions in the U.S. He was interviewed by the Voices of America Network for broadcast in Ukraine, and the National Public Radio and TV affiliate of the PBS in Cleveland.