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I am happy that my monumental forty-minute work Cantata-mystery "Lullabies of the Reed" will be performed soon!

My enthusiasm and my gratitude know no bounds! I am happy that my Cantata-mystery "Lullabies of the Reed" for soloists, mixed choir and symphony orchestra based on Olena Stepanenko's poem will be performed on the main stage of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine!

I am happy that my monumental forty-minute work Cantata-mystery "Lullabies of the Reed" will be performed soon!
I am happy that my monumental forty-minute work Cantata-mystery "Lullabies of the Reed" will be performed soon!

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Kyiv, Volodymyrs'kyi descent, 2, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01001

About the event

Dear friends! I glad to invite you to the concert!

My enthusiasm and my gratitude know no bounds! I am happy that my monumental forty-minute work Cantata-mystery "Lullabies of the Reed" for soloists, mixed choir and symphony orchestra based on Olena Stepanenko's poem was given the opportunity to be performed by such outstanding performers on the main stage of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and on such a significant day for all Ukrainians - the day of the second anniversary of the beginning of full-scale hostilities of the russian aggressor against the Ukrainian people. Special thanks to dear Dmytro Radyk for the desire and suggestion to extend the stage life of one of my largest works! And I am also very happy that the brilliant poetry of my friend Olena Stepanenko, who is my constant and bottomless source of inspiration, and to whose lyrics I wrote this music, will once again be heard by the public! I wish my country VICTORY! Glory and low bow to her Heroes! Light and Eternal Memory to all Ukrainian victims of this bloody war...

February 24, 2024 is the second anniversary of the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine. Two years of the bitterest losses. Two years of the most terrible experiences. Two years of struggle for the right to live on their land. Two years of indomitability of the Ukrainian nation.

"Several centuries ago, Blaise Pascal called man a reed capable of thinking. Bearing in mind the fragility and fluidity of his life, his loneliness before the universe, his fear of death, his defenselessness before love. Paraphrasing the French thinker, we can say that a person is a reed pipe near the mouth of God, on which He plays his lullabies.

This performance is dedicated to the memory of Ukrainians who died in the bloody war, to the memory of Ukrainian defenders who fell on the battlefield, to the memory of innocent Ukrainian civilians killed by russian terror. It is dedicated to everyone who, despite all the horrors of war, continues to live, defend the Motherland, work for the good of their native land, create Ukrainian culture, believe in victory and a happy future for Ukraine.

IRYNA ALEXIYCHUK "LULLABIES OF THE REED"

Cantata-mystery for soloists, mixed choir and symphony orchestra based on Olena Stepanenko's poem

Soloists:

ALINA POHOSOVA (soprano)

VALERIA TITCHENKO (mezzo-soprano)

NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE

The director of the orchestra is MAKSYM HUSAK

NATIONAL ACADEMIC CHOIR CHAPEL NAMED BY PAUL CHUBINSKY

Choirmasters - VITALIY MULYAR, PAVLO SELINSKY

Artistic director - DMYTRO RADYK

Conductor - MAKSYM HUSAK

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