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“Mr. Khristenko plays with thoughtful lucidity and restraint.  While his technique is more than solid, he has barely an ounce of flamboyance about him.”

The New York Times

“Music is still song, even if one cannot literally sing it: it is not a philosophy, not a world-view. It is, above all, a chant, a song the world sings about itself, it is the musical testimony to life.”

Valentin Silvestrov

A Benefit concert for Ukraine

Peace United Church of Christ and Nova Ukraine
Proudly Present

Ukrainian Pianist
Stanislav Khristenko


DATE:  Sunday, June 26, 2022

LOCATION:  Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St. Santa Cruz, CA

 TIME: Performance: 4 PM

Frederic Chopin: Four Ballades

Works by Ukrainian composers Boris Lyatoshinsky and Valentin Silverstrov

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The Distinguished Artists Concert Foundation

The Distinguished Artists Concert Foundation is a locally formed 501C organization whose main purpose is to enhance the quality of life for Santa Cruz County residents and visitors to our area. This includes support for individuals and organizations in local services and the arts. The DACF is a proud sponsor of The Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series.

Peace United Church of Christ

Peace United Church of Christ, at 900 High Street in Santa Cruz, is a decidedly Christian community following in the generous and inclusive way of Jesus. It is especially known for its ministry through music and the arts, its advocacy for LGBTQ+ equality, and its collaboration with other justice-seeking organizations, religious and secular. The congregation carries the blessings and burdens of historic Christianity with a boldly progressive vision. Learn more online: www.PeaceUnited.org and Facebook.com and know that you are welcome for worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings!


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Occasional pre-concert interactive talks with artists on What to Listen for in Music one hour prior to selected performances, and additional presentations by Dr. Orlando and other musicians and historians.

Programs subject to change

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