5th Days of Ukrainian Music in Warsaw


The 5th Days of Ukrainian Music in Warsaw presented 3 concerts, featuring music by Ukrainian composers of various generations, starting with the doyen of Ukrainian musical creativity – Valentin Sylvestrov. This festival brought a certain innovation – it had the subtitle ‘Witold Lutosławski and Ukrainian music’. In this way, we wanted to bring Ukrainian music into contact with music of the highest order – the music of Witold Lutosławski – and to give the audience an opportunity for aesthetic comparisons and parallels. The partners of the ‘Pro Musica Viva’ Foundation in organising the Festival were the National Cultural Centre, the Union of Ukrainians in Poland and the ‘Our Choice’ Foundation. It was held with the financial support of the City of Warsaw, the MAGOVOX Company, the ZAiKS Authors’ Association and STOART. Roman Rewakowicz was the artistic director of the Festival.

Our sincere thanks to all our benefactors!

Witold Lutosławski and Ukrainian music

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18.10.2019 – 19:00
Violin Recital – Concert Hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music 2 Okólnik St. 

This concert will present the works of the younger generation of Ukrainian composers, grantees of the “Gaude Polonia” programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, implemented by the National Cultural Centre. The works performed at the concert were published by the Publishing House “Musical Ukraine” in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Kiev.

Ukrainian television coverage
Fragment of the performance

Andriy Pavlov – violin
Bohdan Krivopust – piano

– Bohdana Frolak (b. 1968) – “Venus in Fur” (2004)
– Andriy Merchel (b. 1986) – ‘Scene’ (2013)
– Olena Ilnytska (b. 1977) – ‘Serenade’ (2015)
– Yevhen Petrichenko (b. 1976) – ‘Notes’ (2014)
– Oleksandr Szymko (b. 1977) – ‘You are the ocean’ (2015)
– Bohdan Sehin (b. 1976) – “Gamma Bootes” (2015)
– Bohdan Кrywopust (b. 1975) – “Fern flower” (2015)
– Zoltan Almaszi (b. 1975) – ‘Introduction to a non-existent song’ (2015)
– Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994) – ‘Partita’ (1984)

21.10.2019 – 7 p.m.
Vocal recital – W. Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio 59 Modzelewski St.

This concert will juxtapose the music of Witold Lutoslawski with the works of the most outstanding contemporary Ukrainian composer – Valentin Sylvestrov.

Oksana Nikitiuk – mezzosprano
Dmytro Tavanets – piano

– “Oh deep well” (Oj hlybokyj kolodiaziu) – Ukrainian folk song
– Valentyn Sylvestrov (b. 1937) – ‘Elegy and Pastoral’ to words by Omar Khayyam
– Valentyn Sylvestrov – Cycle of songs to words by Ivan Franko
– Valentin Sylvestrov – 2 mazurkas for piano dedicated to Roman Revakovich
– Valentin Sylvestrov – 2 songs to words by Stanislav Telniuk
Witold Lutosławski – Sonata for piano
Witold Lutosławski – Cycle of songs to words by Julian Tuwim

23.10.2019 – 19:00
Chamber Concert – W. Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio 59 Modzelewskiego St.

Performed by the 25-member National Ensemble of Soloists “Kiev Kamerata”, the concert will feature works by leading contemporary Ukrainian composers.
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Kateryna Suprun – viola
Dmytro Tavanets – piano
Oksana Nikitiuk – mezzo-sprano
National Ensemble of Soloists “Kyiv Kamerata”
Roman Rewakowicz – conductor

– Volodymyr Shumeyko (b. 1949) – “Intermezzo diatonico” for string orchestra (1986) – listen
– Igor Shcherbakov (b. 1955) – ‘Aria Passione II’ for viola and chamber orchestra (2000)- listen
– Witold Lutosławski – ‘Musique funèbre’ for string orchestra (1958)
– Yevhen Stankovych (b. 1942) – ‘Chamber Symphony No. 10’ (DICTUM #2) for piano and string orchestra (2010) – listen
– Oleh Kyva (1947-2007) – Chamber Symphony for voice and chamber orchestra to words by Taras Shevchenko (1990) – listen

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