Poster Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine
The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine
Courtesy of the University of Georgia
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Lviv National Philharmonic

Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine planned their current tour of the U.S. more than two years ago, well before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The concerts took on more meaning as an artistic response to the brutal war imposed on their home country. On today's show, we'll hear them play Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 at a recent concert at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Andre Previn: Tango Song and Dance: Movement 2
Augustin Hadelich, violin | Joyce Yang, piano
Album: Franck - Kurtag - Previn - Schumann: Augustin Hadelich - Joyce Yang
Avie 2347

Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: Movement 1 Allegro
Joyce Yang, piano | The Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

Yuan-Chen Li: A Railroad to Dreams (World Premiere)
Imani Winds
Chamber Music Northwest, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: Movements 2-4
Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine | Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Eastman School of Music and WXXI Classical, Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

Hour 2

Maurice Ravel: Miroirs Movement 2 Oiseaux tristes
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Album: Beautiful Starry Night: Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Ravel
London/Decca 448618

Maurice Ravel: La Valse
WDR Symphony Orchestra | Stephane Deneve, conductor
Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany

Paul Schoenfield: Cafe Music
Michael Chertock, piano | Xiao-Dong Wang, violin | Yehuda Hanani, cello
Close Encounters with Music, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA

Undine Smith Moore: Afro-American Suite
Mallarme Chamber Players: Bonnie Thron, cello | Debra Reter-Pivetta, flute | Thomas Warburton, piano
Album: Songs for the Soul
Albany Records

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