Lumi, potete piangere

Friday 12.08.2022 / 19:00

Концертний зал Людкевича



Countertenor Roman Melish articulates the program of the concert:

In the last six months, our eyes are often filled with tears. Pain, fear, and despair are what we experience every day. Musicians, like every Ukrainian man and woman, are going through this war and looking for an opportunity to reflect on it. But opposite to war, there is love, the most powerful shield against evil. Therefore, in the program of the concert “Lumi, potete piangere” (“Eyes full of tears”), the works to be performed celebrate love in all its representations: to God, to a loved one, to music and, ultimately, to life.

We will feel how European composers of the Renaissance and Baroque eras loved. It will be a chamber concert of harpsichord and vocal music accompanied by basso continuo. Sophisticated English songs, passionate Italian madrigals, wistful German arias, colourful vocal duos and virtuosic harpsichord music will help us recover together, at least for a while, which is exactly what we need in the difficult times of war.



  • Nataliia Khmilevska, soprano
  • Roman Melish, countertenor
  • Nataliia Fomenko, harpsichord
  • Dmytro Tretiak, double bass 



  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (15831643). Passacagli Altro Toni 
  • Henry Purcell (1659(?)–1695). “Music for a while”
  • Henry Purcell. “If music be the food of Love”
  • Henry Purcell. “My dearest, my fairest”
  • William Byrd (1539/40/1543–1623). “The Bells”
  • Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690). “Lumi, potete piangere”
  • Barbara Strozzi (1619–1677). “Che si puo fare”, Amor, amor
  • Johann Philipp Krieger (1649–1725). “An die Einsamkeit”
  • Christian Friedrich Witt (1660–1716). Passacaglia
  • Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643). “Venite, venite”
  • Claudio Monteverdi. “Quel sguardo sdegnosetto”
  • Claudio Monteverdi. “Si dolce e’l tormento”
  • Claudio Monteverdi. “Zefiro torna”



Moderator: Polina Kordovska


Live broadcast provided by:
Andrij Zelenyj, camera
Mykola Khshanovskyi, live broadcast director
Marian Lesiuk, sound director
Bohdan Sehin, producer


“Ukraine–2022. Muses Are Not Silent” is a concert series in support of Ukrainian musicians during the russian armed aggression. Online concerts will become a platform for the uniting of the Ukrainian music community, as many musicians participating in these concert programs have become internally displaced people and have found shelter in Lviv.

We provide a free opportunity for the whole world to watch concerts on the official YouTube channel of the Lviv National Philharmonic. At the same time, we suggest our listeners from abroad make charitable donations to Ukrainian musicians who have stayed here in Ukraine.