VISIONS OF THE AMEN. VIRTUOSOS-2022

Lyudkevych Concert Hall

24.05.2022 / 19:00

Lyudkevych Concert Hall

120-150

Program

A project dedicated to the piano cycle of seven pieces written by the famous French composer of the 20th century, Olivier Messiaen. According to the author’s notes, the work is inspired by a quote from Ernest Ello, a Roman Catholic writer of the 19th century — “Amen, word of Genesis, which leads to Revelation; Amen, word of Revelation, which is the consummation of Genesis”. The seven parts of the great composition in the author’s imagination are seven musical visions depicting living beings grateful for the miracle of existence.

Messiaen explains the different roles of the two piano parts: he assigned the primo part “rhythmic difficulties, chord clusters, all that has speed, charm, and quality of sound”. The secondo part (played by himself) contains “the principal melody, thematic elements, all that demands emotion and strength”.

Today, “Visions of Amen” have a special symbolism, also because they were commissioned for the composer to be performed in Paris under occupation, in the series “Concerts de la Pléiade”. This event, aimed at supporting musicians and uniting the musical community, has been called an act of artistic resistance for a long time.

 

Artists:

  • Oksana Rapita and Myroslav Dragan, piano

 

Program:

  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992). “Visions de l’Amen” for two pianos (1943)

 

Festival live streams: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AOoxNABEn2QLU_zkUL52vUKyYY-HZ63

 

Profit from ticket sales will be donated to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and charitable donations from online live streams will be used to support musicians who stay in Ukraine during wartime.

 

Bank details for charitable help.

It is a multi-currency account that accepts transfers in US dollars, euros and Polish zlotys.

Bank name:

JOINT STOCK COMPANY “THE STATE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF UKRAINE”

Lviv branch

Address of bank:

Ukraine, 79000, Lviv, 4, A.Mitskevich sq.

BIC (SWIFT) code (Bank identifier code):

EXBS UA UX

IBAN code (International Bank Account Number code):

UA07 322 313 00000 26 009 0000 40 819

Name of the account holder:

LVIV NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

Address of the account holder

Ukraine, 79000, Lviv, 7 Tchaikovsky Str.

Purpose of payment:

Charitable help for musicians in Ukraine

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