On 27 November 2018, the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra performed a programme permeated with motifs associated with the Polish and Ukrainian tradition. Borys Lyatoshynsky’s Poem based on Mickiewicz’s Grażyna and the Carpathian Concerto by Myroslav Skoryk, tinged with folk overtones, were complemented by dances of Karol Szymanowski, born in Tymoshivka, near Kyiv.
In turn, the newest face of Polish music showed its energy in the Double Cello Concerto by Hanna Kulenty, in a joint interpretation of Polish cellists and the Ukrainian orchestra.
Karol Szymanowski, Four Polish Dances
Hanna Kulenty, DoubleCelloConcerto for two amplified cellos and symphony orchestra (world premiere)
Boris Lyatoshinsky, Grazhyna – symphonic ballad after motives from Adam Mickiewicz op. 58
Magdalena Bojanowicz – cello
Bartosz Koziak – cello
Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Volodymyr Sywochip – conductor
The Eufonie Festival is organized by the National Centre for Culture with the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
The patron of the Eufonie Festival is PKN Orlen S.A.
Partners of the 2018 Eufonie Festival: the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Arnold Szyfman Polish Theatre, the Polish Composers’ Union, the Ludwig van Beethoven Association, the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, the Chopin University of Music, the Central European Music Forum and the Hungarian Cultural Institute.