The history of organ music in Lviv counts several hundred years. Therefore, it is particularly gratifying that this tradition continues and the sound of the organ is accessible to Lviv residents and guests of the city today. Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, but also soundtracks to popular modern movies - all of this can be heard in Lviv on one of the largest organs in Ukraine.
We invite you to explore the events schedule of the Lviv Organ Hall for this week.
Francis Poulenc: Voices
September 27, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Discover the unique world of choral music by Poulenc in a new program performed by the "Homyn" choir under the direction of Vadim Yatsenko.
Poulenc's compositional style miraculously absorbed and transformed the atmosphere of the 20th century – progressive, changeable, turbulent, marred by world wars. Despite societal turmoil and his own experiences, Francis Poulenc found inner strength through his creativity. Today, his music continues to inspire faith in goodness and a new happy day.
Music by Bach: Valeriya Balakhovska
September 28, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bach and the organ are a combination that impresses from the first sounds. The eternal music of the German genius, interpreted by the Kyiv organist Valeriya Balakhovska, will resonate in the Lviv Organ Hall.
Valeriya Balakhovska is a vibrant and emotional performer, characterized by both organization and a structured approach to music. Her deep understanding of musical compositions and her ability to utilize the potential of the organ make her performance expressive and profound.
Bach, Brahms, Bizet
September 29, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A virtuoso mix of Baroque, Romantic, and contemporary music by soloist Vitaliy Dvorovyi at the Organ Hall.
This year, the Lviv Organ Hall celebrates its 90th anniversary. The largest organ in Ukraine and one of the finest instruments in Eastern Europe, this giant boasts nearly five thousand pipes, sixty registers, and three keyboards.
Romantic Music by Candlelight
September 29, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Enjoy a romantic atmosphere created by the enchanting combination of violin and organ performed by soloists Adrian Bodnar and Svitlana Pozdnysheva at the Lviv Organ Hall.
This exceptional ensemble, with its lightness and richness of sound, shades of emotions, and vivid feelings, blends violin and organ perfectly in melodies that range from dreamy themes with variations to Josef Rheinberger's lively jig.
"Carnival of the Animals": Family Organ Concert
September 30, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This is a concert for the whole family and the best way to introduce children to classical music. It's also a unique opportunity to see how the organ is played with four hands and feet!
Organists Svitlana Pozdnysheva and Olga Striletska have created a fantastic program for young listeners and their parents.
Anniversary Symphony Concert: 80 Years of the Luhansk Philharmonic
September 30, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Enjoy a program of bright and well-known compositions performed by the symphony orchestra with the participation of three conductors as the Luhansk Philharmonic celebrates its 80th anniversary on the stage of the Lviv Organ Hall.
Since the outbreak of full-scale invasion, the Luhansk Philharmonic found itself in Lviv. Musicians have had to seek refuge from the war and the Russian "peace," which initially took away their native Luhansk and, in 2022, Severodonetsk, which provided them temporary shelter.
October 1, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Bach and the organ complement each other perfectly, like two pieces of a puzzle. Logic and imagination, movement and contemplation, calculation and elevation, simplicity, and grandeur – all of this comes together in Bach's music. Selected organ works by the composer will be performed by the soloist of the Organ Hall, Olena Matseliuk.
Anniversary Symphonic Concert: 80 Years of the Luhansk Philharmonic
October 1, 5:00 PM – 6:40 PM
A program featuring bright and well-known compositions performed by a symphony orchestra with the participation of three conductors – this is how the Luhansk Philharmonic celebrates its 80th anniversary on the stage of the Lviv Organ Hall. Since the start of the full-scale invasion, the Luhansk Philharmonic Orchestra has found itself in Lviv. This marks the second time, starting from 2014, that the musicians were forced to seek refuge from war and the Russian "peace," which initially took away their native Luhansk, and in 2022, Severodonetsk, which provided them temporary shelter.
Chopin's Waltzes by Candlelight
October 1, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Lyrical and melancholic, exuberant and festive waltzes by Frederic Chopin in the unique atmosphere of the Organ Hall by candlelight. The virtuoso pianist composed music with the aim of evoking the strongest emotions in a person's life with the sound of just one piano. In Chopin's works, you'll find not only lightness, impetus, and inspiration but also longing, anxiety, and love for his homeland – Poland, with which the artist had to be separated.
October 4, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Have you ever seen four pianos on stage simultaneously? Can you imagine how music will sound when performed by such a quartet? A whole avalanche of impressions and emotions awaits the audience at the "Four Pianos" concert in the Lviv Organ Hall! Playing in a piano quartet requires extraordinary talent, coordination, and teamwork.
October 5, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The music of the great Italian, admired by Johann Sebastian Bach himself. He made many adaptations and arrangements of Vivaldi's works for the organ. But at this concert, we will hear many other arrangements that will prove that the organ is capable of embracing all genres and styles.
Bach by Candlelight
October 5, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Lviv Organ Hall invites you to a special concert, "Bach by Candlelight," which will take place when the night envelops the city. You'll be able to enjoy an incredible atmosphere as the hall is illuminated by hundreds of candles, and the most beautiful works of the great master are performed by the talented organist Olena Matseliuk.
Vorobkevych: Opera "Olga" - Reconstruction - Reconnaissance Concert
October 6, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the musical world of 19th-century Galicia with the Organ Hall team, which reconstructed Sidor Vorobkevych's music for the play "Olga." Ivan Franko called Sidor Vorobkevych one of the "first larks of the new spring of our national revival." His works include poetry and songs. Vorobkevych collaborated actively with the "Ruska Besida" theater society in Lviv.
Masterpieces of World Organ Classics
October 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Organist Katerina Hanzho from Uzhhorod will perform a program that showcases the beauty of diversity. It combines the brilliance of Bach's compositions, the sophistication of Mendelssohn and Boëllmann's works with the expressiveness of the romantics Reger and Franck. Each piece impresses with its clear, harmonious form, creating a sense of completeness and balance. Enjoy the masterpieces of world organ classics from Bach to Reger at the Lviv Organ Hall.
Bach and French Music
October 8, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Do you seek inspiration and aesthetic pleasure in a world of constant noise and hustle? Pause, you have found what you were looking for. The program featuring works by Bach, the Baroque genius, as well as masters of the French school, is a source of beauty and enjoyment delivered by the sounds of Ukraine's largest organ. Melodic preludes, virtuoso fugues, and lyrical pieces will create a sense of weightlessness. We invite you to experience that organ music truly gives wings at the concert of the soloist of the Organ Hall, Mark Novakovich.
Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"
October 8, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" is a true bestseller in the world of music. You can hear it live at the Lviv Organ Hall performed by violin and organ.
Similar to nature, this music is filled with emotions. This cycle consists of four concerts – "Spring," "Summer," "Autumn," and "Winter," each of which has three parts. This music is instantly recognizable from the first notes and unveils the atmosphere of each season before you.
Light and Beautiful Choir Concert
October 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Treat yourself to an evening of light and beautiful choral music that frees you from heavy thoughts and fills you with pure joy.
The Lviv Choir "Gomin" has prepared a new fantastic program that will make you fall in love with choral art. Only in this concert will the works of famous classics be heard alongside choral music of the third millennium, all to give you an hour of total aesthetic pleasure.
Vivaldi "The Four Seasons"
October 11, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" is a true bestseller in the world of music. You can experience it live at the Lviv Organ Hall performed by violin and organ.
Like nature, this music is filled with emotions. This cycle consists of four concerts - "Spring," "Summer," "Autumn," and "Winter," each of which has three parts. This music is instantly recognizable from the first notes and reveals the atmosphere of each season before you.
Music of Europe: Organ Concert
October 13, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The impressive power of organ music performed by organists from Lutsk - Petro Sukhotsky and his students.
Symphonic Evening at the Organ Hall
October 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Musical art possesses a wide range of possibilities. In particular, music can convey feelings and emotions, create expressive images and soundscapes, as well as tell interesting stories. Just imagine how vivid the stories "told" by the symphony orchestra are. This evening at the Organ Hall, we invite you to immerse yourself in several eras and dimensions.