Friday 29.09.2023 / 19:00



We dedicate every pause and every sound today to the unbreakable Ukrainians. And we believe that music has a healing effect: it gives us the strength to continue defending our beliefs, freedom, and future. 

The festival will be opened by the National Ensemble of Soloists – and of course, this group has no lack of skills, as it was often the first to perform the compositions of our contemporaries. Immerse yourself in the whirlwind of musical Ukraine of our time: from Karabyts to Almashi, Kozarenko and Tsepkolenko, the sixties’ representatives Hrabovskyi and Silvestrov, and – of course – the special Stankovych.



  • National Ensemble of Soloists “Kyiv Camerata”
  • Dmytro Kuzmin, flute
  • Inna Halatenko, soprano
  • Oksana Rapita, piano
  • Ivan Cherednichenko, conductor



  • Yevhen Stankovych (1942). “Dancing on Flowers” (2011)
  • Leonid Hrabovskyi (1935). “Pastels” after Pavlo Tychyna (1964)
  • Ivan Karabyts (1945-2002). “Preludes” for strings 
  • Valentyn Silvestrov / Ivan Karabyts. Elegy for strings
  • Valentyn Silvestrov (1937). Two songs from Cantata No. 4 for soprano, piano and string orchestra. Dedication to Arvo Pärt
    • “A Cherry Orchard Near the House” (after Taras Shevchenko)
    • “The Blue Happened to My Soul” (after Pavlo Tychyna)
  • Karmella Tsepkolenko (1955). Chamber Symphony No. 2 for string orchestra (1999)
  • Zoltan Almashi (1975). “Suprun-Rhapsody” (2016)

Oleksandr Kozarenko (1963-2023). “Concerto Rutheno” (1990)

Moderator is Polina Kordovska