Poet of Freedom

Saturday 09.03.2024 / 16:00

Концертний зал Людкевича



On the 210th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s birth

His words contain prophecies and calls to struggle, blood-stained pages of history and picturesque dreams of the future, true pictures of life and beautiful landscapes of the Motherland.

The Lviv National Philharmonic invites you to two days of commemoration of the Ukrainian prophet, genius, and poet Kobzar. On March 9, at 16:00, attend a large-scale event featuring soloists, a choir, and a chamber orchestra: the program includes compositions by Ukrainian authors based on Taras Shevchenko’s texts. On March 10, the event “Shevchenko. Today”: the works dedicated to Taras will be performed by two leading orchestras – the Military Orchestra of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy and the Academic chamber orchestra “Lviv Virtuosos”.



  • Sofiia Solovii, soprano
  • Roman Strakhov, baritone
  • Oleh Sozanskyi, bandura
  • Orpheus Octet
  • Galician Academic Chamber Choir
  • Academic chamber orchestra “Lviv Virtuosos”
  • Taras Verhun, conductor



  • Hordii Hladkyi. “Bandura player, blue eagle”
  • “Our Ataman, Gamalya”
  • Julius Meitus. “From village to village”
  • Mykola Lysenko. “A cherry orchard near the house”
  • Myroslav Skoryk. “Psalm No. 50”
  • Borys Liatoshynskyi. “Water flows into the blue sea”
    • “The sun rises from behind the grove”
  • Stanislav Liudkevych. “The sun is down”
  • Myroslav Skoryk. “Psalm No. 53”
  • Konstiantyn Dankevych. Fragment from the opera “Lilea”
  • Yakiv Stepovyi. “Prelude to the memory of Taras Shevchenko”
  • Yevhen Kozak. “The broad Dnipro roars and groans”