September 2018 Best Concerts in Lviv

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Orchestra at the concert

The beginning of autumn looks like a great opportunity to rediscover classical music in Lviv, from organ and piano to the full orchestra performance. September also has events up its sleeve for lovers of jazz and electronic music.

Paul Manandise

The abundance of French artists coming to Ukraine is not surprising – after all, September 2018 marked the beginning of the “Academic Year of France” in Ukraine. Various events will take place all over the country, and concerts are one of them.

Paul Manandise was born in Brussels and studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels. He later moved to Paris and signed deals with the local music industry company thanks to his hard work and rich tenor. However, Paul didn’t stay in France as he fell in love with a Ukrainian woman. He now resides in Ukraine and works with local composers and producers. On this concert in Lviv, Paul will present his album “Мой Рай” — the first one recorded in Ukraine.

When: September 7, 7 P.M.
Where: Dovzhenko Center
Price: starting UAH 180

Melodies of the Old Lviv

This concert offers guests to dive into the atmosphere of Lviv when it has not been known and has not been full of tourists as nowadays. The concert program will be focused on the classic songs that every respectful Lviv dweller used to whistle back in 1940-1950s.

In particular, you will have a chance to explore the musical tradition of Bartiary. This subculture has existed since the 1850s up to the political repressions of 1939. The young men and women had a cheerful spirit, known for jokes and immense love for their city. Nowadays, modern dwellers revive this subculture.

When: September 8, 6 P.M.
Where: Lviv Philharmonic
Price: starting UAH 70

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Ingrid Fujiko Hemming

The Swedish classical music pianist proves that age is merely a number. Ingrid Fujiko Hemming is 85 years old, and she's the world legend of piano. Since the young age she had been recognized as a child prodigy and played her first serious concert at the age of seventeen. Ingrid graduated from the prestigious Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and performed in Europe, the USA and Asia. This autumn in Lviv, Ingrid will present the classical program by Chopin, Liszt and Paganini.

When: September 12, 7 P.M.
Where: Lviv Philharmonic
Price: starting UAH 70

Chorea Kozacky

Chorea Kozacky revives unique ancient musical traditions of Ukraine — the band reinvents pieces from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism and other epochs to show the diversity of the local culture lost in the centuries. Their focus lies in heroic epos — dumas depicting the struggles and battles of Cossacks during the Hetmanate era, ballads, uprising songs and others.

Many songs by Chorea Kozacky include lyrics by the famous Ukrainian poets like Taras Shevchenko, Hryhorii Skovoroda and Vasyl Stus. The September concert is a great opportunity to witness the historical traditions wrapped in songs about freedom in the band’s album De Libertate.

When: September 20, 7 P.M.
Where: !FESTRepublic
Price: starting UAH 150

KAZKA

The rising star of Ukrainian electronic scene, KAZKA is a winner of «Discovery of the year» YUNA Award 2017. The band has already gained popularity and planted their name along the titans of contemporary electronic music like Onuka and Jamala.

This autumn, KAZKA goes for the Ukrainian tour to present their KARMA album (available on Spotify). The songs embrace traditional instruments from the well-known sopilka to trembita and cymbals. KARMA album is dedicated to love in all its forms, which is quite fitting for a melancholic autumn mood.

When: September 21, 7 P.M.
Where: Malevich Club
Price: starting UAH 500

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INSO-Lviv & Villa Musica

Villa Musica foundation is one of Germany’s biggest classical concert institutions that regularly some 150 chamber music concerts all over the country. The foundation also participates in various projects — including INSO-Lviv that will present the new season’s program this September.

The concert will consist of three parts: Phantasie for Violin and Orchestra by Robert Schumann, Triple by Ludwig van Beethoven and Harold in Italy by Hector Berlioz. The highlight will be the symbiosis of instruments and soloists in Tripe Concert, bringing together violin, piano and cello in magical sounds.

When: September 22, 6 P.M.
Where: Lviv Philharmonic
Price: starting at UAH 80

HG FunkTronic Jazz

While K-Pop artists have already appeared numerous times in Ukraine, Korean Jazz is still pretty much an uncharted territory. HG FunkTronic jazz will introduce visitors to the world of K-Jazz, which merges traditional sax, trumpet and percussion with electronics and even hip-hop. The band has performed on Vinnytsia and Odesa Jazz Festivals and now will reach Lviv stage to light up the scene with funky fusion.

When: September 25, 7 P.M.
Where: Lviv Philharmonic
Price: starting at UAH 100

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