Lyudkevych Concert Hall

Tuesday 19.04.2022 / 18:00

Lyudkevych Concert Hall



Lviv National Philharmonic
is representing

April 19, 18:00
Symphonic poem
Lviv National Philharmonic  Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Quintet of Ihor Zakus
conductor – Volodymyr Syvokhip

The purpose of the event is fund raising for the AZOV Special Operations Detachment.

A large charity event – a symphonic poem “UNBREAKABLE” by Ihor Zakus will be hosted by the Lviv Philharmonic on April 19.
The quintet of the famous Ukrainian musician Ihor Zakus and the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Myroslav Skoryk of Lviv National Philharmonic under the guidance of conductor Volodymyr Syvokhip will walk out on the stage.

The online concert UNBREAKABLE will be broadcasted around the world to raise funds for the Armed Forces. There is also a unique opportunity to buy a ticket and get to the event live. For the reason that the Philharmonic is a large humanitarian hub now, and all the premises, including the ground floor are occupied by medicines for our military, only 120 tickets will be available on sale.

The UNBREAKABLE programme includes works by Ihor Zakus, orchestrated for symphony orchestra and jazz quintet by the best Ukrainian orchestrators, as well as poems by Ukrainian poets which were written in the first month of the war between Ukraine and russia.

Ihor Zakus: “UNBREAKABLE is about Ukrainians. Music is dedicated to them. The poems, which were written in the last month, glorify the Ukrainian people, their spirit and resilience. The compositions describe peaceful Ukrainian who becomes a battler, his parents, children, a Ukrainian woman, a Ukrainian soldier …
This is a great musical canvas, flooded with poetry of Ukrainian poets about the heroic struggle of the Ukrainian people for their freedom in the war of aggression of russia against Ukraine, musical and poetic depiction of the path of Ukrainians to victory.”

Quintet of Ihor Zakus:

  • Dennis Adu – trumpet
  • Taras Kushniruk – guitar
  • Usein Bekhirov – piano
  • Ihor Zakus – bass
  • Maxim Kondratenko – drums

The author of the music is Ihor Zakus
Orchestrators: Yurii Shepeta, Pavlo Shepeta, Usein Bekhirov, Ihor Yuzyuk, Illia Yeresko.

  • Lviv National Philharmonic  Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Conductor – Volodymyr Syvokhip

Poems will be read by Marta Bilska and Oleh Oneshchak.

Oleh is an actor of the Les Kurbas Theater, who joined the Armed Forces when the war began. After the concert, he will immediately return to his new duty of service – to defend Ukraine. Ihor Zakus is a bass guitarist, composer, teacher, founder of the Jazz Kolo project. He is fairly considered to be the best bass guitarist in Ukraine. Ihor’s music combines everything – technique, impressive melodies, real Ukrainian singing and individual sound.

Ihor Zakus is Honoured Artist of Ukraine, Associate Professor of R.Glier Kyiv Institute of Music. Ihor teaches and actively gives performances on a tour. He is the author of numerous Ukrainian and international music projects.

The Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Lviv National Philharmonic named after Myroslav Skoryk is a collective which has centennial history. It is one of the leading music groups in Ukraine. September 27, 1902 is considered to be its “official” birthday. The Academic Symphony Orchestra is a regular participant of international festivals and projects, in particular, the International Festival of Musical Arts “Virtuosos”, the International Festival of Contemporary Music “Contrasts”, the Ukrainian-Polish festival “Discovering Paderewski” and others. The orchestra has successfully toured in many countries around the world, including Poland, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and China. Over the past few seasons, the orchestra has made a number of important recordings for the major international labels, including Naxos and Brilliant Classics.

The Art Front of Ukraine was created in March 2022 in war-time between russia and Ukraine by Serhii Fedorchuk, a musician and event organizer from Lviv, and Olha Chertkova, owner of the Top Media Communication agency in Kyiv.

The first project of the Art Front of Ukraine #deshansonization is a series of street, club and online concerts in Lviv, involving the best musicians of the country.
One can hear music in different formats such as classical, electronic, jazz, rock and blues.

As of April 12, 2022, 18 performances by Ukrainian musicians have been conducted, 13 more have been planned. To be continued.

The purpose of the project is fund raising for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Links for donations:
PayPal: [email protected]

The Art Front of Ukraine will transfer the donated funds to the International Charitable Foundation “Patriot” for the needs of the Azov Special Operations Detachment.
Reports on these funds one can find on the official website of the Art Front of Ukraine.

Announcements of events of the Art Front of Ukraine one can check out here: