Four Seasons and Johann Sebastian Bach

Lyudkevych Concert Hall

Sunday 30.07.2023 / 19:00

Lyudkevych Concert Hall



The compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi can be seen on Ukrainian posters quite often. Despite this, the music of such iconic figures of the Baroque era always sounds interesting, fresh and certainly fills you with energy.

Olena Matseliukh, Marta Gerega and Olga Striletska will offer original interpretations of the masters’ works. The evening will be opened with Bach’s Concerto for Two Organs in C minor, arranged for organ and piano, followed by Franz Liszt’s virtuoso Fantasia and Fugue on the theme of BACH, J.S. Bach’s legendary Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and, of course, the beloved Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, which will be transcribed for violin and organ.

The four concertos for violin and orchestra, united in the cycle “The Four Seasons”, became one of the first programme works in the history of world music. The cycle will be performed with 12 sonnets by Antonio Vivaldi, which organically introduce the mood of the concerts. The interpretation will also be complemented by paintings by Olha Kuts, who will embody the images of the work in real-time.


  • Martha Hereha, violin
  • Olena Matseliukh, organ
  • Olha Striletska, piano
  • Olha Kuts, painting


  • Johann Sebastian Bach. Concerto for two organs in C minor BWV 1062 arr. for organ and piano
  • Ferenc Liszt. Fantasy and fugue on a BACH theme
  • Johann Sebastian Bach. Toccata and fugue in D minor I BWV 565
  • Antonio Vivaldi. “Four Seasons”

The moderator of the event is Maria Sydorak


“Unity in diversity” 

Lviv is a city that combines a variety of European features, adoring its homeland. Despite the criminal actions of the enemy and thanks to the protection of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the city continues its artistic life. This year, for the eighth time, the Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic is hosting the VIII International Summertime Festival “Pizzicato e Cantabile”. Its founder and director has always been the renowned Ukrainian organist Olena Matseliukh.

The name of the festival “Pizzicato e Cantabile” refers to two opposite techniques of playing musical instruments – sharp plucking of strings and smooth melody. Every musician knows these words because it is through their combination that beautiful music is born.

This year’s Pizzicato e Cantabile festival also aims to unite, and the best slogan for this is “Unity in Diversity” – the slogan of the European Union. Because the ability to unite people for a common goal has now become the most important function of culture.

Therefore, at the festival, Ukrainian music will not be disconnected from European music, it will be performed not only by Ukrainian musicians, but also by our friends who have come to support Ukraine, and the hall will be filled with the sound of the world’s most famous sampled organ of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.

All of this, as well as many surprises, are combined in nine concerts of the Pizzicato e Cantabile festival. See you at the Lviv National Philharmonic.