Lviv National Philharmonic has ended its anniversary season to a standing ovation

14.07.2023
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UAH 100,000 of the tickets sold for the closing symphony concert will be donated to the Ukrainian Armed Forces to buy a pick-up truck for the Seventh Carpathian Border Detachment.

The Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the orchestra’s principal conductor, Theodore Kuchar, performed works by Myroslav Skoryk and Maurice Ravel. The programme was dedicated to a significant date in the history of Ukrainian music – Myroslav Skoryk’s birthday.

Despite the criminal actions of the aggressor country, the 120th season was a great one for the Lviv National Philharmonic. In autumn, the Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra celebrated its anniversary with a large-scale programme. Despite the shellings and blackouts, the Philharmonic invited listeners to its hall every week, and the artists and ensembles of the Philharmonic gave even more emotions, talent, hope, and introduced Ukrainian music to listeners from all over the world. The musicians dedicated each performance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In conclusion, the Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra prepared a grand programme. According to musicologists, Myroslav Skoryk’s Cello Concerto No. 1 is one of the best Ukrainian works of the late twentieth century. Its deep drama, emotional tension and precise use of timbres are impressive. This music is truly capable of touching the most hidden strings of the human soul.

Myroslav Skoryk’s suite for Lesia Ukrainka’s drama “Stone Host” reveals other colours of the Maestro’s talent – the extraordinary theatricality of his music, themes and melodies that remain in the memory for a long time. The programme was complemented by Maurice Ravel’s ballet suite Daphnis and Chloe. Traditionally, at the request of Myroslav Skoryk, his works are combined in the programme with the music of this French composer, whom the artist especially revered and studied.

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