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Lviv Symphony Orchestra to perform in Warsaw

23.02.2024 12:30
The Lviv Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of works by Ukrainian composers at Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall on Sunday.
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Organized by the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Polish-Ukrainian Foundation, the event aims to commemorate the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The concert will also celebrate ties of solidarity between Poland and Ukraine, according to organizers.

The Polish-Ukrainian Foundation writes on its website: “The goal of Ukrainian musicians is not only to thank their Polish neighbours for support but also to remind the world at large that Russian aggression can be stopped only when the entire Western civilization is united in its will to prevent Putin’s regime from succeeding.”

The programme of the concert includes works by Ukrainian composers, notably Mykola Kolessa’s Ukrainian Suite for Orchestra, Vasyl Barvinsky’s Piano Concerto in F minor, Lubava Sydorenko’s Metabola for Chamber Orchestra, and Boris Lyatoshinsky’s symphonic poem Grazhyna.

The orchestra will also perform Three Pieces in Old Style by Polish composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

Soloists include Ukrainian pianists Violina Petrychenko and Marianna Humetska, and Polish accordionist Klaudiusz Baran.

The Lviv Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Volodymyr Syvokhip.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, starting the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II.

Friday is day 730 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.