International Festival of Contemporary Music
Contrasts 29. PULSUS
Lviv / 29.09.-8.10.2023
Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic
Lyudkevych Concert Hall
It pulsates, initiates all processes and allows you to experience life to the fullest! We are convinced that this is how culture works. It activates those who are not indifferent to search in the immense depths of our traditions and innovations, to create and explore unrestrainedly – but remain true to themselves. Culture moves the world at maximum speed, flows in the eclectic present, and makes us get acquainted with Ukrainian art as soon as possible. The Lviv National Philharmonic is focusing on the visions of the Ukrainian art today.
For the 29th time, the Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival will take place from September 29 to October 8. This year’s program of events for the 10-day marathon includes well-known Lviv ensembles, guests from Kyiv, Poland, and Germany, and real gems that are rarely performed even on our stages. We dedicate every pause and sound today to the unbreakable Ukrainians. And we believe that music has a healing effect: it gives us the strength to continue to defend our beliefs, freedom and future.
Dzvenyslava Safian, musicologist
29.09 / Friday
Composers: Stankovych, Hrabovskyi. Karabyts, Silvestrov, Tsepkolenko, Almashi, Kozarenko.
30.09 / Saturday
Composer: Valentyn Silvestrov
1.10 / Sunday
Composers: Skoryk, Kurinna, Ivanchenko, Sokachyk, Pikush
2.10 / Monday
Mykhailo Sosnovsky, flute
Stepan Syvokhip, oboe
Jozsef Ormeny, piano
Academic Chamber Orchestra “Lviv Virtuosos”
Volodymyr Syvokhip, conductor
Composers: Vasks, Pasichnyk, Stankovych, Sirenko, Skoryk, Frolyak, Havrylets
3.10 / Tuesday
Violina Petrychenko, piano
Nataliia Gordieieva, violin
Maksym Rymar, cello
Composers: Barvinskyi, Lysenko, Skoryk
4.10 / Wednesday
Composers: Havrylets, Frolyak
5.10 / Thursday
Concert hall of the House of Sound (6, Knyazya Romana St.)
Artists: students of the piano department of the Mykola Lysenko Lviv Music Academy
Composers: Hryhorieva, Gurina, Kucher, Maksymchuk, Moiseiev, Ozerskyi, Stetsenko, Fil, Formaziuk
Composers: Koffler, Skoryk, Kaminsky, Bekirov, Kurylevich
6.10 / Friday
Yevhen Petrychenko. “Concerto grosso with a positive”
7.10 / Saturday
CONTRASTS 29. PULSE MARATON
Arnaud Fillon. “Kune” for choir, soloists and symphony orchestra
Artist: Maksym Shadko, piano
Composer: Valentyn Bibik
Composers: Lozova, Berio, Donald Yu, Hermosa, Manuliak, Sehin
Composers: Zagortsev, Kurtág, Silvestrov, Takemitsu, Ishchenko, Tüür, Lutosławski
8.10 / Sunday
Composers: Penderecki, Azarova, Shchetynskyi, Kozlovsky
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