“INSO-Lviv” Second Orchestral Academy

This year Second Orchestral Academy of “INSO-Lviv” Symphony Orchestra will bring together on one stage talented young musicians of Lviv specialized secondary music boarding school named after S.Krushelnytska and experienced orchestra musicians who will form a united music collective under direction of the famous Viennese conductor Georg Kugi (Austria).
Academy is an effective way to have a more profound understanding of the chosen profession as it is aimed at development of performance culture of the new generations of musicians. It all begins with marking bow-strokes and rehearsing in groups.
Together with more mature colleagues, the young musicians and the audience will have an opportunity to discover in the slightest nuances the bright realm of Romantic music.
Franz Shubert’s “The Unfinished” Symphony No8 is arguably the most frequently performed symphony of the composer. As you listen carefully to the music intonation, you can understand what the music is about, feel its expressiveness. The melody power of influence can be compared with the one of human language: we can hear and distinguish between the states of tranquility and anxiety, happiness and sorrow.
Masterpieces of virtuoso violin music – “Gypsy Airs” by Pablo de Sarasate and, especially, “The Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Camille Saint-Saëns – give soloists a chance to demonstrate their proficiency at full both in instrument mastering and artistic expressiveness. An interesting fact: Saint-Saëns composed his famous “Rondo Capriccioso” for the very Pablo de Sarasate.
The program will be complemented with Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, a piece created under impression of the paintings by Viktor Hartmann”. Due to this inspiration the piece is quite multifaceted and bright and enables each orchestra section to reveal and demonstrate its full potential. It can be the reason why this piece has been performed not only by classical musicians but by rock bands as well, namely, by “Emmerson”, “Lake & Palmer”.

The concert is generously supported by the Canadian philanthropist of Ukrainian origin Mr. Richard John Kozak and a philanthropist from Turkey Mert Karaman.

26.05.2018 / 18:00

S.Lyudkevych Concert Hall


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Pablo de Sarasate. Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op.20

Camille Saint-Saëns. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28

Franz Schubert. Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (“Unvollendete”)

Modest Mussorgsky. “Pictures at an Exhibition” arranged for the orchestra