Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat*

Lyudkevych Concert Hall

Saturday 30.10.2021 / 18:00

Lyudkevych Concert Hall


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Human life is a relentless movement of the Wheel of Fortune, there is nothing final (at one moment you are accompanied by luck, and at another – failure). The wheel reminds of the temporality and futility of mortal but when it is intertwined with art, in particular, music – it gets meaning, everything is aestheticized, filled, as if water is filling the dried-up riverbed. The music that will be played the evening is the part that defines the composers themselves, and at one point breaks away from the original body of the creator and becomes common, relevant to each listener. Expressive and somewhat ethno-electronic Danny Elfman, Oscar-winning and insightful Hans Zimmer and John Williams will go beyond the brackets of cinema and appear as individuals. They will be joined by the heroic Mykola Lysenko, who will create a musical portrait of Ukrainianness and the subtly lyrical Myroslav Skoryk. His “Melody in A Minor” in various arrangements became an “intonation sign” of the late 20th century.

Carl Orff and his “Carmina Burana” will frame the whole musical journey through the Wheel of Fortune. This piece of music has an unusual musical effect. With the help of music the author conveys images of luck and failure, happiness and unhappiness which are variable in life. Their constant flickering like footage from a movie, the constant movement of the Wheel of Fortune, which changes life into death. Arias and orchestral numbers show diametrically opposed scenes of the diversity of life but the central philosophical core is the reflection on the power of human destiny – on Fortune.

INSO-Lviv will become the steering wheel in this difficult journey, the orchestra will seem to immerse in the new shots created by this compositional combination.