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Thursday 29.06.2023 / 19:00



7th Open International Music Marathon in memory of Wassyl Slipak W LIVE

“In the Light of the Meteor” – as you know, stellar bodies burn up when they fall, having gained enormous speed. And the star shines brightest in its last hour: lighting the way for all those who are destined to follow it. For all of us, Wassyl Slipak’s contemporaries and supporters of his invaluable contribution to Ukrainian history, his talent will long shine and inspire us to continue our struggle. The figure of the Ukrainian is an example of a thirst for free life, unbridled energy and an outstanding modern personality.

The seventh Open International Music Marathon in memory of opera singer, Hero of Ukraine Wassyl Slipak will take place from 10, June to 1, July. The Hero singer will be honoured in Ukraine, France and the UK. The preamble to the Marathon has already been a chamber performance by Ukrainian musicians in London on 20 May with a classical programme of Ukrainian and European music. Musicians will gather to honour the musician and soldier who died in eastern Ukraine. The events include electroacoustic music concerts and large-scale symphony performances. The Marathon is open to all to join in and share our common goal: to celebrate the light that Wassyl Slipak carried and its reflections in new ideas and a new generation of musicians.


After another creative crisis, the outstanding composer Gustav Mahler created a masterpiece of “the colour of heavenly blue” – unlike his previous opuses, the Fourth Symphony combines the lightness and beauty of every timbre in a large symphony orchestra. Its transparent imagery, almost childlike naivety and openness to the world reveal an incredible depth of reflection.



  • Inna Fedorii, soprano
    Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
    Vincent Kozlovsky, conductor


  • Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Symphony No. 4 (1901)