Contrasts 29. Silenzio dal Dolore

Monday 02.10.2023 / 19:00

S.Lyudkevych Concert Hall



Everyone is familiar with that moment of silence out of grief, quiet reflection and thought, elegiac contemplation and prayerfulness. This evening at the festival is dedicated to the truth that trembles in the thoughts of every Ukrainian every minute. For the sake of our existence, music and children’s laughter that continue to sound around us, someone loses their lives every day. Some of them are our heroic defenders, whose names will be engraved on granite, and now pulsate with bitter pain in our hearts. 

Where the whole world falls silent, the music stays on.

Music gives us the strength to defend our beliefs, freedom and will. And the beauty of artistic masterpieces that we can perform in halls between sirens thanks to the sacrifice of soldiers. But the music acts truthfully and healing, warming and bringing back memories in every pause. 


  • Mykhailo Sosnovskyi, flute
  • Stepan Syvokhip, oboe
  • Jozsef Ormeny, piano
  • Academic Chamber Orchestra “Lviv Virtuosos”
  • Volodymyr Syvokhip, conductor 



  • Peteris Vasks (1946). “Musica Dolorosa” for strings (1984)
  • Yevhen Stankovych (1942). Chamber Symphony No. 3 for flute and 12 string instruments (1982)
  • Volodymyr Pasichnyk (1963). “And the Day Goes By, and the Night Goes By” (after Shevchenko) for string orchestra (2023) world premiere 
  • Alla Sirenko (1964). Elegy for Strings (2022) (dedicated to the heroic Ukrainian people) world premiere
  • Myroslav Skoryk (1938-2020). Concerto for oboe and orchestra (2017)
  • Hanna Havrylets (1958-2022). “Chorale” for string orchestra (2003)
  • Bohdana Frolyak (1968). “Dedication” (2021)

Moderator is Volodymyr Syvokhip