Sunday, January 29, 7:00 pm
Theodore Kuchar, Principal Conductor
80 Musicians on Stage
Sunday, January 29, 7:00 pm
Lyndon Institute Auditorium
168 Institute Circle
Lyndon Center, VT
Reserved seats: $52, $42, $32, $15. Free tickets to students 18 and under
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This evening’s program to include:
- Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81
- “Emperor” – Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
- Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, based in the medieval city of Lviv, was officially established on September 27, 1902 as, on this day, the first concert of the newly formed orchestra took place in the Philharmonic Theater of Count Stanislav Skarbko (presently known as the Ukrainian National Academic Theater of Drama named after Maria Zankovetska).
The Principal Conductor of the orchestra was Ludwik Vitezslav Czelianski (1870- 1931). Henryk Jarecki and Henryk Meltzer-Szczawinski worked alongside him as conductors of the orchestra. During the first season, the orchestra performed nearly 115 concerts, the total number of audience members exceeding 115,000. The concert programs featured the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven, symphonic works by Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Antonin Dvorak, Anton Bruckner, Gustav Mahler, Camille Saint-Saëns, Peter Tchaikovsky. Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Ruggiero Leoncavallo and Mieczyslaw Karlowicz performed as invited conductors with the Lviv orchestra during its first season.
The orchestra’s multiple award-winning conductor , Theodore Kuchar, is the most recorded conductor of his generation and appears on over 140 compact discs for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine, MarcoPolo, Toccata Classics and Centaur labels. He was recently appointed Principal Conductor of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine and has served as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Czech Radio Orchestra) while also serving as the Principal Conductor of the Slovak Sinfoniet
After two seasons as the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, Theodore Kuchar was appointed the Principal Conductor of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine in 2022. The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine has toured extensively around the world, to countries including Poland, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and The People’s Republic of China. During the past several seasons they have completed highly acclaimed recordings for major international labels including Naxos, Toccata Classics and Brilliant Classics.
During this time of war in Ukraine, we welcome this orchestra as a vital articulation of solidarity and cultural exchange in the desire for peace. We’re pleased to be a part of their U.S. tour that will include Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Eastman School of Music and a multi-night run at the Radio City Music Hall.