Between Sirens: Poetry and Music. Muses Are Not Silent

Lyudkevych Concert Hall

25.06.2022 / 18:00

Lyudkevych Concert Hall


On June, 25, at 5:00 PM CEST, the art project “Between Sirens: Poetry and Music” will be presented at the Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic during the concert series “Muses Are Not Silent”.

This event continues a series of literary events by the PEN Ukraine “Between the Sirens”.

Its title combines different meanings and associations. Sirens are loudspeakers of air raid alarms, a symbol of war, which has become part of our daily lives, filling the space throughout day and night. In the metaphorical and poetic sense, sirens are ancient Greek mythological creatures that represent danger and a fatal choice. Today, this metaphor is more appropriate than ever, because Russia’s war against our country forces us to choose and make difficult decisions almost daily.

“Between the Sirens” will be arranged in two formats: for listeners in the Lyudkevych Concert Hall and online broadcasting on the YouTube channel of the Lviv National Philharmonic. Six poets and one musician will perform on the same stage to remind us of the art’s power for healing and uniting during the most difficult times.

Attending a live concert means showing a support gesture to Ukrainian artists who talk about the war and reflect on our present being. This is a rare opportunity to listen to contemporary works for double bass. To express your gratitude and feel your own involvement in the cultural front’s struggles.

During the event, Ostap Slyvynsky, Maryana Savka, Julia Musakovska, Kateryna Mikhalitsyna, Rostyslav Kuzyk, and Sophia Lenartovych will read their new poems written throughout the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war.

Double bassist Nazar Stets (Kyiv) will perform a musical program of works by the contemporary composers Hauta-aho, Kravchuk, Zbinden, Scodanibbio and Ellis. The performer will also improvise while reading poetry.

  • Nazar Stets, double bass



  • Teppo Hauta-aho (1941-2021). “Kadenza”
  • Edward Kravchuk (1994). “Caprice”
  • Stefano Scodanibbio. “On turning”
  • David Ellis (1967). Sonata
  • Julien-François Zbinden (1917-2021). “Hommage a J. S. Bach”
  • Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012). “Alisei”


50% of concert ticket sales will be transferred to the “Dobrochynets” volunteer association, which has been supporting residents and defenders of Kharkiv and Kharkiv region since 2014 and operates on the basis of the St. Dmytro Catechetical and Pastoral Center Missionary Society. The association raises funds for food, hygiene products and medicines for temporarily displaced persons and residents of deoccupied villages, as well as urgent needs for the Territorial Defence Forces and volunteer battalions (binoculars, hydration systems, military uniforms, backpacks, collimator sights).


Live broadcast provided by:

Andrij Zelenyj, camera

Mykola Khshanovskyi, live broadcast director

Marian Lesiuk, sound director

Bohdan Sehin, producer



“Ukraine–2022. Muses Are Not Silent” is a series of digital chamber concerts organized by Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic in support of Ukrainian musicians during the russian armed aggression. Online concerts will become a platform for the uniting of the Ukrainian music community, as many musicians participating in these concert programs have become internally displaced people and have found shelter in Lviv.

We provide a free opportunity for the whole world to watch concerts on the official YouTube channel of the Lviv National Philharmonic. At the same time, we suggest our listeners from abroad make charitable donations to Ukrainian musicians who have stayed here in Ukraine.


Bank details for charitable help.

It is a multi-currency account that accepts transfers in US dollars, euros and Polish zlotys.

Bank name:


Lviv branch

Address of bank:

Ukraine, 79000, Lviv, 4, A.Mitskevich sq.

BIC (SWIFT) code (Bank identifier code):


IBAN code (International Bank Account Number code):

UA07 322 313 00000 26 009 0000 40 819

Name of the account holder:


Address of the account holder

Ukraine, 79000, Lviv, 7 Tchaikovsky Str.

Purpose of payment:

Charitable help for musicians in Ukraine


PayPal account: