This week’s events: Marco the Cursed, Vivianne Mort, Punk Folk, Sacred Art

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Music: Lubomirski Festival 1.0

The Wladyslaw Lubomyrski Festival is a musical event supported by the Polish government dedicated to the famous cultural patron who contributed to the success of Rubinstein, Szymanowski, Karlovich, Sheluto, Ruzycki, and Fitelberg. Today we know how important the help of state patronage, sponsorship or private patronage is, so thanks to a series of open art events we want to present extraordinary figures behind outstanding artists and their works, especially those whose merits due to their aristocratic origins have been erased from the cards. history in communist times.

The Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic became the venue for four events of the festival, which began on October 22 and will last until Tuesday 26 October. Compositions of Ukrainian and Polish artists will be performed with the participation of an international ensemble of musicians.

Detailed information about the festival is available at the website of the Lviv Philharmonic.

Galaxy of Kendlinger Symphony Concert

On 25 October at 19:00 in the Lviv National Philharmonic, which is on the street. Tchaikovsky, 7, you can hear the music of the famous Austrian composer Matthias Georg Kendlinger.

For 4 years in a row, his work has been welcomed in Lviv as part of the Kendlinger Music Festival. GRAMOPHONE music magazine describes Matthias Kendlinger as «expressive and versatile.» Find out about the venue here

Marco the Cursed, or Oriental Legend

A dramatic symphony based on the texts of Vasyl Stus will take place 27 October at 19:00 at the Lesya Kurbas Theater (3 Lesya Kurbasa Street). 

«The play uses images-themes of ancient Ukrainian legends about Mark the Cursed and Mamaia and an eastern legend about Mankurt – a child of a nomadic tribe who was forcibly deprived of the memory of his family…», – says director Volodymyr Kuchynsky. Tickets and info here

Vivienne Mort concert

One of the most famous and charismatic Ukrainian bands Vivienne Mort goes on tour in the cities of Ukraine. As part of the tour on 27 October 27 Vivienne Mort will give a concert at the Malevich Concert Arena. 

Most recently, the Ukrainian media spread the news that this tour for the band will be the final one before the creative break, which may be delayed indefinitely.

The concert will take place on 27 October at 19.00 at Vyacheslav Chornovol, 2

You can check out the band’s music on Spotify here

Opening of the first H&M store in Lviv

The first H&M store in Lviv will open 28 October in the Victoria Gardens shopping and entertainment complex, located at vul. Kulparkivska, 226A. This was reported on the site of the complex.

The Swedish brand’s store will occupy a two-storey space with a total area of ​​1,900 sq m. There will be a wide range of women’s, men’s, teenage and children’s clothing. 

Imaginary routes through Lviv

Imaginary routes through Lviv are an intimate performance that explores the intersections of Lviv’s histories and urban associations through a game in the sand. The river sand of Poltva–the river that lies submerged under Freedom Avenue and the Opera House–and the images on it will be the starting points in the fantasy journey of the participants, who will plunge into the imaginary world of Lviv due to the water element, or rather its absence. 

Appealing to the medieval genre of itineraries (detailed pilgrimage texts and illustrations) and the mystery theater, «Imaginary Routes through Lviv» underlines them, focusing on contemporary themes of urban ecology, local community history and a dis / utopian future. 

The play will take place 29 October at 19.00 in the Lviv Academic Drama Theater. Lesya Ukrainka, on the street. Horodotskaya, 36. Learn more here (Ukrainian only).

Of The Wand & The Moon in Lviv

In the late 90s of last century, the Danish musician Kim Larsen left his doom – the metal band SATURNUS and found a completely new form to express their ideas and emotions in his own work. The new project Of The Wand & The Moon is a perfect example of neo / dark folk. 

Jeff Clark, guitarist of the iconic garage rockers from the peach state – Black Lips, will present the debut album of his solo project. 

A mixture of folk, country and punk Ukrainian listeners will be the first to hear at concerts in Ukraine. Venue: Contrast Place night club.  Tickets and info here. 

You can hear the music here via Spotify. 

Exhibition «Sacrificial Love» 

Iconart Gallery of Contemporary Sacred Art invites you to the exhibition of Ulyana Tomkevich «Love of Sacrifice».

«Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.» 

The exhibition will be open until 31 October at the Gallery of Contemporary Sacred Art «Iconart» at: Lviv, st. Virmenska 26 (Armenian Street), from 12 to 6 p.m. daily except Monday.

Translated and edited by Joe Lindsley

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