Lviv Live Music Events–18-24 January: A Little More Christmas Music, plus Opera, Jazz, and Ukrainian Trad

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Lviv is a city of music. Just take a walk and you’ll hear great sounds in the streets. But there are also the grand Opera House, the Philharmonia, many theatres, festivals, and jazz and rock clubs. Here we present to you what’s playing.
On Sunday 23 January, the Opera will host a special program for children

On Sunday 23 January, the Opera will host a special program for children

Compiled by Joe Lindsley. Entries organized by date. Please message us on Facebook with any updates. 

In Lviv, most people celebrate Christmas beginning 7 January, according to the old Julian calendar, honored by Orthodox Christians and by Greek Catholics, the latter of whom constitute the majority in Lviv. So the festive season continues throughout January, with many special music events. 

Lviv’s Covid rules are stated here

The Lviv Opera explains its rules as follows:

  • provide your proof of vaccination against Covid-19;
  • OR provide COVID-19 PCR test made within 72 hours before your visit;
  • OR provide an appropriate document on recovery from COVID-19; the document should be verified through the Unified state web portal of electronic services, in particular by Diia app;
  • Under 18s are exempt. 

Tuesday 18 January

LV Cafe 

Live at LV / jazz music

21:00

150 uah

Event info on Facebook

Kazmirchuk, Tokar, and Petkun

Book a table – 0962482424 

About venue: LV Café offers jazz, food, and drinks most nights of the week--except, usually, Monday. You can read more about the club here from Lviv Now: «The music of free people in Lviv.«

Location (Google maps)

Wednesday 19 January

LV Cafe 

Jam session #73 at LV Cafe

21:00

Free entry; minimum order 150 uah

Event info on Facebook

Curator – Andrew Arnautov (you can listen to a podcast, Why Does Music Matter?, with Arnautov here: «Melodies and Silence Build the Narrative of Our Lives»)

House rhythm section:

  • Taras Kushniruk – guitar;
  • Leonid Petkun – drums;
  • Andrew Arnautov – double bass.

For musicians in the jam is free.

Book a table – 0962482424 

About venue: LV Café offers jazz, food, and drinks most nights of the week--except, usually, Monday. You can read more about the club here from Lviv Now: «The music of free people in Lviv.«

Location (Google maps)

Lviv National Opera 

Die Fledermaus (J.Strauss; operetta)

18:00-21:00

75-500 uah

Tickets and more info

About venue: The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, built in the late 19th century upon the submerged Poltva River, is located at the end of Freedom (Svoboda) Avenue.

Location (Google maps) 

Thursday 20 January

LV Cafe 

Swing Party

21:00

Find info on Facebook

Dulysh, Badyuk, Fedorchuk, Petkun

Read about Andrew Dulysh here: «Defining the Lviv Vibe: the Story of a Saxophonist»

Book a table – 0962482424 

About venue: LV Café offers jazz, food, and drinks most nights of the week--except, usually, Monday. You can read more about the club here from Lviv Now: «The music of free people in Lviv.«

Location (Google maps)

Lviv National Opera 

La Bohème (G. Puccini; opera)

18:00-21:20

80-600 uah

Tickets and More Info

About venue: The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, built in the late 19th century upon the submerged Poltva River, is located at the end of Freedom (Svoboda) Avenue.

Location (Google maps) | Tickets and info. 

Lviv National Philharmonia 

Christmas Fairy Tale

19:00 | 150-400 uah | Tickets and more info

Artists:

  • Ivanna Mytrogan, harp;
  • Dudalis Quartet;
  • Zhyttia Dance-Theater;
  • Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra;
  • Serhiy Burko, conductor.

The program includes works by A. Vivaldi, G. F. Handel, J. Strauss, J. Brahms, M. Grandjany, J. Rutter, J. Massenet, V. Kostenko, V. Kaminsky

About venue: A storied music hall with great acoustics and comfortable seats appropriately located on Tchaikovsky Street. | Location (Google maps)

Dzyga

Christmas Alchemy Concert

19:00

200 uah

Facebook event page

Here is a magical carol-prayer, Ukrainian meditation, images emerge from the walls with a harmonious and philosophical view of the heavenly couple of the Master, the Mistress, the creative combination and creation of new unknown worlds, prosperity and health!!!

There will be carols-prayers for a happy marriage, mating, growth of healthy children! You will hear an interesting Jordanian carol, the sacred text of which has preserved the layers of centuries and beliefs!

7 unique paintings, seven ancient majestic carols you have never heard in the frame of electronic music.

About venue: «Musicians Toast Their Hero, Marek, Impresario of Lviv»

http://dzyga.com/

Location

Friday 21 January 

LV Cafe 

Yaroslav Kazmirchuk Quartet

21:00

Find info on Facebook

With Kravchuk, Petkun, and a special guest

Book a table – 0962482424 

About venue: LV Café offers jazz, food, and drinks most nights of the week--except, usually, Monday. You can read more about the club here from Lviv Now: «The music of free people in Lviv.«

Location (Google maps)

Lviv National Opera 

Esmeralda (C. Pugni; ballet)

18:00-21:00

80-600 uah

Tickets and info. 

About venue: The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, built in the late 19th century upon the submerged Poltva River, is located at the end of Freedom (Svoboda) Avenue.

Location (Google maps) 

Saturday 22 January 

LV Cafe 

BAD Trio feat. Andrew Cohan

21:00

More info on Facebook

About venue: LV Café offers jazz, food, and drinks most nights of the week--except, usually, Monday. You can read more about the club here from Lviv Now: «The music of free people in Lviv.« and about a special weekend of all-night jam sessions here: «Sunrise Jams with the Legends: Lviv’s New Musical Moment

Location (Google maps). 

Lviv National Opera 

Gala Concert of Ukrainian music to the Ukrainian Unity Day

18:00-19:15

75-500 uah

Tickets and info. 

The stage will be specially decorated with exclusive projection and scenery, designed by Yevhen Lysyk, who worked at Lviv Opera in 1960-1990. His scenery belongs to the artistic heritage of the theatre.

About venue: The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, built in the late 19th century upon the submerged Poltva River, is located at the end of Freedom (Svoboda) Avenue.

Location (Google maps) | Tickets and info. 

Dzyga

Kumar Karina & Stage by Stage quartet 

20:00

200 uah

Facebook event page

Kumar Karina & Stage by Stage quartet will light up the stage of Apartment 35 in Dzyza on January 22.

The evening together with the best jazz musicians of Lviv Stage by Stage quartet and charming vocals of Karina Kumar will present positive emotions and unforgettable groove mood. Songs by Roy Hargrove, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane and arrangements by Robert Glasper will be performed.

  • Karina Kumar – vocals;
  • Kazmirchuk Yaroslav – trumpet, flugelhorn;
  • Kravchuk Konstantin – keyboards, vocals;
  • Marian Karpinski – bass;
  • Bogdan Mukomela – drums.

About venue: «Musicians Toast Their Hero, Marek, Impresario of Lviv»

http://dzyga.com/

Location

Sunday 23 January 

LV Cafe 

Leonid Petkun Traditional Quartet

21:00

More info on Facebook

Tsvietinskyi, Kravcuk, Tokar, Petkun

Read more about Yakiv Tsvietinskyi: «The Courage to Fail and Keep Searching: Ukrainian Jazz Musican on the Challenges of the Creative Life»

About venue: LV Café offers jazz, food, and drinks most nights of the week--except, usually, Monday. You can read more about the club here from Lviv Now: «The music of free people in Lviv.« and about a special weekend of all-night jam sessions here: «Sunrise Jams with the Legends: Lviv’s New Musical Moment

Location (Google maps). 

Lviv National Opera – three events

Journey of Magical Sounds

Hello, opera! Entertainment for children (Hall of Mirrors)

12:00-13:00 | 50-300 uah | Tickets and info

Baroque Avenue (concert; music salon)

15:00-16:00 | 100-300 uah | Tickets and info

We are inviting you to listen to the program with the special sounding which will take place in the Mirror Hall’s musical Salon. It will include the works of H. Purcell, A. Vivaldi, H. Biber, G. Telemann, C. Balbastre and T. Merlua. The concert is within XVIII Lviv Early Music Festival. 

Soloists:

  • Olesia Masnyk – violin;
  • Andriy Kushnir – violin;
  • Iryna Onyshko – cello; 
  • Anna Ivanyushenko – harpsichord.

Esmeralda (C. Pugni; ballet)

18:00-21:00 | 75-500 uah | Tickets and info

About venue: The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, built in the late 19th century upon the submerged Poltva River, is located at the end of Freedom (Svoboda) Avenue.

Location (Google maps)

Monday 24 January 

TBA

By Joe Lindsley (follow on Instagram or LinkedIn)

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