Bach Marathon March 21-24


Every year, in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, the Lviv National Philharmonic holds the Bach Marathon. As you know, most of the world celebrates the composer’s birthday on March 21, according to the old calendar, because Protestant Germany adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1700 with the agreement that all dates would remain valid until the year 1699.

Thursday 21.03.2024 / 19:00. BACH Marathon. 22 children of Bach

Mozart once said: “Bach is the father, and we are his children.” And although he was talking about Carl Philipp Emanuel at the time, today we would like to emphasize the eternity of Bach’s figure and how his presence imperceptibly and strongly influences modern life: all the music we know is marked by his influence, all our musicians grew up with his work, all the vital topics are covered in this boundless synergy of the Baroque genius and the master.

Attend this concert and perhaps there will be more of us in the list of Bach’s heirs.

Lviv National Philharmonic - Bach Marathon March 21-24

Friday 22.03.2024 / 19:00. BACH Marathon. Vivace

The second concert of the marathon, which will take place this year at the Lviv National Philharmonic, will be held in the Vivace tempo. More than 300 years ago, this tempo symbolized a rather moderate movement – just to make you feel like a full-fledged master of the situation, nevertheless move in it quite dynamically.

At a comfortable pace, the selected pieces of the program will prompt you with new solutions and insights for your own non-musical projects, or, on the contrary, help you relax in the moment. This is the music of Bach – inseparable from our reality and powerful over it even through the ages.

Lviv National Philharmonic - Bach Marathon March 21-24

Saturday 23.03.2024 / 18:00. BACH Marathon. Bach is smiling

…And Bach is smiling. He is happy… His music is played in the best concert halls of the world, in churches, on cell phones… No other composer has received such great attention from fellow musicians who enjoy creating their own arrangements, processing and “cover versions” – from classical to jazz – of the famous themes of the German Genius. And our concert is a confirmation of this. The works of Johann Sebastian Bach will be performed in interesting and extraordinary, multi-style and “driving” arrangements by Andriy Yatskiv and Serhiy Gurin. We are excited! And Bach is smiling…
Lviv National Philharmonic - Bach Marathon March 21-24

Lviv National Philharmonic - Bach Marathon March 21-24

Sunday 24.03.2024 / 11:30. BACH Marathon & Hitchhiking Through Musical Galaxy. Planet of Conductor’s Batons

What could be more exciting than getting to know a large symphony orchestra? We invite you to hear all its colors and get acquainted with musical instruments!

“Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Music Galaxy” is a series of interactive musical adventures of Zen-Boom and his friends in the music galaxy. During 10 concerts, young listeners will visit the amazing planets of the musical galaxy together with Zen-Boom, where they will be able to get acquainted with their inhabitants and the peculiarities of each planet. Also, before each concert, at 11:00, young listeners will have fun interactive activities with unique musical props from the TEMPO Music Development Center.

Sunday 24.03.2024 / 16:00. BACH Marathon. Аdagio

The concert will explore the architecture of sound that unfolds smoothly in time. The Adagio, a tempo of measured reflection, will be revealed to the audience gradually thanks to the unique performing lineup of famous Lviv musicians. In contrast to this nostalgic peacefulness, the hall will also have an incendiary atmosphere.

Visit this exposition of the works by the master of world greatness Bach and the composer from Brazil inspired by him – Villa-Lobos!

Lviv National Philharmonic - Bach Marathon March 21-24

Sunday 24.03.2024 / 19:30. BACH Marathon. Baroque Chapel

No frivolity, but with a fantastic sense of humor and imagination: this is how the Baroque world and its two whales will appear in this concert. Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach.

As a sign of a community that boldly builds the future, the Baroque chapel means more than just a name. Young people are turning to the old. An ancient sound is revived in young hands, and announces a new hope. And it will also crown the Bahiana Marathon 2024 until next year.

Lviv National Philharmonic - Bach Marathon March 21-24



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