Friends of the Arts invites you to enjoy ‘magical music’ of Roman Rudnytsky

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(Press Release) — The Friends of the Arts is pleased to welcome the internationally renowned classical pianist, Roman Rudnytsky, back to Saipan for another visit. The FOA will sponsor two special concerts during Rudnytsky’s visit — a rare opportunity to listen to live classical music, played by a master pianist.

Roman Rudnytsky on the beach.  Contributed photo

Rudnytsky will be performing two special Magic Spring Music Concerts on March 14 and March 20, in the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Saipan. These concerts of classical music are open to the public at no entrance charge. Voluntary sponsoring donations will be accepted. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Reservations can be made by contacting Frank Gibson by phone or text at 287-7476 or, preferably, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The two programs will include differing selections each night from such classical masters as Chopin, Gershwin, Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt, Bach and other musical greats, performed by a modern day master. Each concert will have different selections of music. The award-winning Marianas High School Glee Club will also entertain during intermission with a selection of songs.

Roman Rudnytsky is an internationally active concert pianist of Ukrainian background whose frequent performances take him all over the world — to every continent and places in-between. In addition to performances in capital cities and important musical centers, he often plays in places away from the musical mainstream, bringing the world and pleasure of classical music to audiences which seldom experience this type of music in live performance. He has received much acclaim in the world’s press and many repeat invitations.

A graduate of the famous Julliard School in New York, he also did additional studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland and at master classes in Austria (the “Mozarteum”) and Italy.

Since 1972, Rudnytsky has been a member of the piano faculty of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He is a recipient of that institution’s Distinguished Professor Award in recognition of his concert activities. He previously served on the piano faculties of the Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington, Indiana) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, in addition to being “Artist-in-Residence” at two Australian universities.

During his two-week visit to Saipan, he will travel to many of the CNMI schools, playing and discussing music with the students. This is Rudnytsky’s 11th trip to the CNMI. Rudnytsky travels at his own expense and donates his time to the community. The Friends of the Arts, with the help of sponsors from the community, have hosted Rudnytsky’s stay.

The Friends of the Arts would like to thank the generous sponsors who make this visit possible: the Hyatt Regency Saipan, Bridge Capital, IT&E, Dr. Susan Fishman-Tudor, Hertz Car Rental, KLCarr, Brabu Pharmacy, Dental Care, Triple J Saipan, Everest Kitchen Restaurant, Toothworks Dental Clinic, PHI Pharmacy, Marianas Variety, Paradise Dental Center, Hardt Eye Clinic, JET Realty and J’s Restaurant, Yaong Corporation, TransAmerica Saipan, Paradise hotel, Tom Yum Restaurant, Fiesta Resort and Spa, Kanoa Resort, Green Meadows School, Thompson Law Office, and HR Support, CNMI. Without their assistance events such as this would not be possible.

The Friends of the Arts invites the community to come and enjoy this special opportunity and an evening of magical music.

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