From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

23.01.2024
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In the last month of winter, the Philharmonic’s artists and ensembles have prepared sixteen different events for every taste. So we encourage you to check out our calendar and plan a meeting with music.

2.02. Evening of Premieres

It’s no secret that every concert at the Philharmonic is truly unique, because every time the musicians prepare new programs for the audience. But premieres occupy a special place among the works. On February 2, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Lviv National Philharmonic, in tandem with soloists Ivona Hlynka and Volodymyr Veretelnyk, and conductor Volodymyr Syvokhyp, will present nine new works by contemporary composers from Japan, Greece, Italy, and the United States.

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

07.02. Terra Barocco: harpsichord

The TERRA BAROCCO winter concert series continues: this time the focus is on reflection and the feelings that can be evoked by works written almost half a millennium ago.

According to harpsichordist Anna Ivaniushenko: “Thanks to music, we manage to stay on the surface. It is our lifeline. Every day we all feel pain for our relatives, friends and strangers who are losing their lives in this terrible war. It’s not that we try to escape from reality in music, but I have noticed more than once that no matter what state we meet in at the beginning of the rehearsal, in an hour we all seem to come back to life. Baroque music, thanks to its harmony and unselfish beauty, can heal souls, I’m sure of it.”

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

08.02. Music from Norway

The program prepared by the Academic Chamber Orchestra “Lviv Virtuosos” together with the soprano soloist Olena Androsiuk under the direction of Myron Yusypovych will follow the poetic paths of Edvard Grieg’s fate. The pearl of the concert will be Lyrical Songs on texts by Scandinavian poets, in which the gentle sound of the voice combined with strings will create subtle and expressive images: the last song of a swan in love, the first fragile infatuation, hope bordering on despair.

 

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

09.02. Power of Energy

The Academic Symphony Orchestra continues a new series of concerts in 2024 entitled “The Power of Music”.

It is no wonder that the idea of symphonic reinterpretation of famous folk dances dates back to the romantic nineteenth century. Successfully embodied in the textbook examples of the genre – the cycles of Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms – it also caught the fancy of Ukrainian composer Levko Kolodub. We promise that this program configuration will prove to be magnetic on the stage of the Lyudkevych Concert Hall. We invite you to experience the unbridled energy of symphonic magic from the Lviv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. The famous conductor Serhii Khorovets will be the conductor of the energy on this day.

11.02. Magic of Hymenaeus 

The patron saint of marriage and undying love. A singer-musician who gave his voice to praise all couples. Yes, this is Hymeneus. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, well-known singers Marian Shunevych, Anastasia Chubinska, and the Halychyna Ensemble will present a wreath of musical compositions to music by Ukrainian and international authors.

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

15.02. My Story in You… Music of Love

In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, we invite you to the Lviv Philharmonic for a unique event by the Life Dance Theater. The program will be a “mosaic” of love stories: passionate, destructive, dramatic… Actors of the Dance Theater “Life” will tell them in the language of bodies, rhythms and melodies. Modern and refined, unrestrained and extremely sensual.

Irina Dolya, Roman Mylyan, Andrii Yatskiv, Edward Makos, Ihor Khomyn, Ivan Dotsenko will perform for you, immersing everyone in the seductive and intriguing atmosphere of Love.

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

16.02. Tenors Bel’Сanto — with Love for You

“Tenors Bel’Canto” is a group united by outstanding talent, natural charm and true friendship. They always sell out every time. Their concerts are eagerly awaited. They are always greeted with loud applause and kept on stage for a long time with a loud “Bravo! Encore!”. This evening, their voices will be accompanied by the Lviv Virtuosi, and the program that Tenors Bel’Canto will present together with the orchestra will combine famous opera arias, world pop hits, and favorite Ukrainian songs.

17.02. Support

The Academic Symphony Orchestra INSO-Lviv invites you to a concert of bright European music with a Ukrainian flavor that supports and inspires you to new achievements.

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

It is said that when you run out of spiritual resources when you want to get off the chosen path, when all strength and inspiration disappear, you need to go to the mountains. What if we take you to the atmosphere of the Ukrainian Carpathians at our concert in February? Listen to the bright suite for strings “In the Mountains” by Mykola Kolessa, as well as the symphonic poem “Our Mountains” by Stanislav Liudkevych and feel how this incredible music restores and fills you from the inside. It is no coincidence that the talented twentieth-century Lviv composers Liudkevych and Kolessa lived 100 and 103 years respectively, at a time when no one knew about retreats in the mountains, or called it something else entirely.

18.02. Hitchhiking through Musical Galaxy

“Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Musical Galaxy” is a series of interactive musical adventures of Dzen-Boom and his friends in the musical galaxy. During 10 concerts, young listeners will visit the amazing planets of the musical galaxy together with Dzen-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.

 

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

18.02. Dvorak. Kolessa. Barvinskyi

Is there a concert program that could tell the story of a significant part of the path of Ukrainian music in the twentieth century? Yes, and it will be presented in full by the Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Volodymyr Syvokhip , with the pianist Violina Petrychenko. The selected pieces concentrate a deep sadness for the past, a spark of struggle, but also a genuine belief in the future prosperity in a common European family.

The evening will begin with Vasyl Barvinsky’s Piano Concerto, which has been making its way to the stage through the flames of decades. The combination of Ukrainian melody and Western European stylistics will be continued by Mykola Kolessa’s Ukrainian Suite. And the program will end with a work by another Slavic composer, Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, subtitled “From the New World.”

21.02. Con anima

This evening, instruments familiar to the concert hall, such as strings, keys, and bows, and scores written centuries ago will become guides to the emotions inherent in music. And the timbres of the voice, touching the keys and strings will give these works new colors that only the human soul is capable of.

The “Con anima” program will be presented by soloists Lilia Nikitchuk, Iryna Kliuchkovska, Olena Markevych and Maksym Rymar, who will perform works by the geniuses of the European Baroque.

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

22.02. Golden Flute Age

“The Golden Age of the Flute” is a new program by soloist Yuriy Shutko, which he will present together with the Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra. It skillfully combines the works of two generations of the Bach family, Antonio Vivaldi’s mysterious “Night” and the breath of a new era – Carl Stamitz’s Concerto in G major.

23.02. Spring Mood

A well-coordinated ensemble of skilled musicians awaits you, who will play every note with great love and enthusiasm, transporting the audience into an atmosphere of deep feelings. The concert “Spring Moods” is a great opportunity to look into the world of exquisite classical music and enjoy the unsurpassed art of the voice and organ duet.

Music speaks a language that easily erases borders. This is the language of youth and experience, the vocabulary of a traveler thirsty for emotions and knowledge – we invite you to see for yourself!

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

26.02. From the New World

One of Mozart’s two minor concertos, Concerto No. 20 for Piano and Orchestra, is also notable for its dramatic nature. It is no accident that even the young Beethoven was recognized by his contemporaries as one of the best interpreters of this music. Rhythmically fastidious, enchantingly brilliant and at the same time melodic, feisty and ingenious, Mozart’s music drives the most sophisticated music lovers crazy. Especially when performed by young, but already well-known, soloists.

Lviv National Philharmonic - From Baroque to premieres. What to expect in February at the Philharmonic?

The grand finale will be Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, subtitled “From the New World.” Composing this work at the end of the nineteenth century, the Czech composer recorded his impressions of the American continent, its music and folklore in the score. At that time, America was a new, unexplored world for Europeans, which aroused great interest and admiration. Now, Ukraine and its people have become this new world for everyone, bravely resisting the enemy, protecting and defending the most important thing – Independence.

 29.02. Where the love is, there is the life

A warm chamber event in the Philharmonic is an opportunity to travel for an entire evening into the world of unique music, where every note turns into an emotional masterpiece, and every word becomes magical.

Talented performers will shine on the stage, able to take you to unforgettable moments of harmony.

“Where there is love, there is life” is an exquisite event full of beauty, combined with the expressive poetry of Ukrainian pop music. The main songs to the music of Ivasyuk, Poklad, Skoryk, Kos-Anatolsky and Bilozir – we are preparing with enthusiasm and invite you!

 

29.02. In memoriam. Taras Drahan

 

On the last day of winter, we invite you to celebrate the figure of a prominent Lviv resident, artist and painter Taras Drahan. Performers Nazariy Pylatiuk, Yevhen Kruk (violin), Ustym Zhuk (viola), Taras Mentsinsky (cello), Denys Markevych (double bass), as well as Myroslav Dragan and Oksana Rapita (piano) will present works by Vasyl Barvinsky, Mykola Lysenko, and Claude Debussy.

 

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