Muses Are Not Silent. Lysenko, Barvinsky Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic renews concert activity by launching a series of digital chamber concerts “Ukraine–2022. Muses Are Not Silent” 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.
The first concert will take place on March 20. Is dedicated to two key figures of Ukrainian culture — Mykola Lysenko and Vasyl Barvinsky. Concerts in honor of these composers were planned in the program of the Lviv Philharmonic in connection with the 180th anniversary of Mykola Lysenko and the birthday of Vasyl Barvinsky, but russia’s aggression hampered performing of music by these two artists again. Today, works by Lysenko and Barvinsky should be played as a symbol of opposition to russian cultural propaganda, as their work has been severely oppressed under the previous russican regime.
Having a European education, both Lysenko and Barvinsky were devoted to their work, their country and their music. As one of the founders of the Ukrainian national school, Mykola Lysenko’s artistic activity covered almost all musical spheres, he assimilated most genres of music as a composer. Despite the need to maneuver between the development of Ukrainian culture and the absence of such conditions in the russian empire, his fate was better than the story of Vasyl Barvinsky. The composer was considered a “bourgeois nationalist” and forced to sign an agreement to burn his works, which were in manuscripts and had not yet been published. However, after 10 years in prison in Mordovia, Barvinsky managed to rewrite some of the burnt works.
Due to the forced chamber format of concerts, on March 20 Ukrainian musicians will perform works from the piano and vocal heritage of composers.
Performers — soloists of the Lviv National Philharmonic:
Moderator: Poet, translator, literary critic and essayist Ostap Slyvynsky
The broadcast is provided by:
videographer – Andrij Zelenyj
director of the broadcast – Mykola Khshanovskyi
sound director of the broadcast – Marian Lesiuk
coordinator – Bohdan Sehin
Bank details for charitable help. It is a multi-currency account that accepts transfers in US dollars, euros and Polish zlotys.
JOINT STOCK COMPANY “THE STATE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF UKRAINE” Lviv branch
Adress of bank:
Ukraine, 79000, Lviv, 4, A.Mitskevich sq.
BIC (SWIFT) code (Bank identifier code):
EXBS UA UX IBAN code (International Bank Accout Number code):
UA07 322 313 00000 26 009 0000 40 819
Name of the account holder:
LVIV NATIONAL PHILARMONIC
Address of the account holder
Ukraine, 79000, Lviv, 7 Tchaikovsky Str.
Purpose of payment:
Charitable help for musicians in Ukraine
The broadcast is provided by:
Camera: Andrij Zelenyj
Director of the broadcast: Mykola Khshanovskyi
Sound director of the broadcast: Marian Lesiuk
Producer: Bohdan Sehin