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The Night of Poetry with the Organ. Rilke “The Life of the Virgin Mary”






Lviv organ hall


Lviv Organ Hall

The Night of Poetry with the Organ. Rilke "The Life of the Virgin Mary"

Organ Hall presents a new project of musical and poetry compositions
“The Night of Poetry with the Organ. Rilke “The Life of the Virgin Mary”. Organ music, German songs with piano and literary poems by Rainer Maria Rilke “The Life of Mary”. This evening Roman Stefanko will play organ and pianist Andriy Makarevych will perform with vocalist Adriana Chuchman.
Roman Stefanko translated of “The Life of Mary”in Ukrainian. Actors of the M. Zankovetska National Academic Drama Theater will perform it in the Lviv Organ Hall.
Also in the program of the concert are Lviv organ premieres.

Roman Stefanko – organ, director of the musical and poetry spectacle
Adriana Chuchman – soprano
Andriy Makarevych – piano
Actors of the M. Zankovetska National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theater.:
RECITER – Sergiy Gomenyuk
MARIA – Yuliya Oliyar
ANGEL – Ostap Sloboda
STAR – Maryna Mazur

About performers

The well-known in Lviv choirmaster Roman Stefanko will appear before the audience in a new role – an organist. He worked in many choirs in Lviv. He worked as a choirmaster in the cathedral chorus of the St. George’s Cathedral. He sang in Swedish and German choirs in Stockholm.
In 2017 he graduated from Ersta/Sköndal högskola (Sweden). He performs as an organist in many churches in Stockholm. Being also a composer and arranger, Roman Stefanko contributed to the Swedish State Music Library over 35 musical pieces.
Adriana Chuchman in 2003 graduated from LNMA named after M. Lysenko. Singing in the professional choirs of Lviv. Has a high lyric soprano. As a soloist performs baroque and modern vocal music. Participant in international music projects in Ukraine, Poland, France, Switzerland, Great Britain.
Andriy Makarevych is an Ukrainian pianist, graduate of the Glier Kyiv Institute of Music and the Lviv National Musical Academy. Improved mastery from well-known pianist Oksana Rapita. Laureate of international competitions in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine. Permanent member of the Lviv Organ Hall programs (Cartoons for live music, Music from books, Liszt transcendental sketches, French Carnival, etc.)

Full program

Introduction. Organ
A. Bruckner – Prelude and Fugue D-Moll
P. Hindemith – “Das Marienleben”, opus 27
Five songs from the musical cycle for soprano and piano
M. Vulpius – “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” (There was one rose)
Reciter: “Mary’s Birth”
P. Hindemith – “Geburt Mariä”
Reciter: “The introduction of Mary into the temple”
Pilgrim II. Salzburg XIV-XV centuries. – “Christe, du bist Liecht und der Tag”, op. for the organ P. G. Petersson; “O Kriste, du som ljuset är”
Angel “Annunciation of Mary”
P. Hindemith – “Mariä Verkündigung”
Maria: “Mary’s Test”
J. Brahms – “Lullaby”
Reciter and Angel: “Joseph’s Confidence”
R. Forsberg – “Canzona candelae” (middle part)
Star: “Providence over shepherds”
P. Hindemith – “Verkündigungüberdie Hirten”
Angel: “The Birth of Christ”
B. Drymalyk – “Lullaby”
Reciter: “Stop while escaping to Egypt”
R. Stefanco – Fugas on the Galician motive
Reciter: “About the wedding in Cannes”
N. Rohr – “Pie Jesu”
Maria: “Before Passion”
N. Rohr – “Stabat Mater”
Maria: “Pieta”
P. Hindemith – “Pietá” (Lacrymosa)
Star: “The Mercy of Mary with the Resurrection”
G. Pfeil – “Still ruhtder See” (Galician romance “The pond is asleep”)
Reciter: “About the Dormition of Mary” – Triptych I.
J.S. Bach – Sinfonia from the cantata “Ich steh’ mit einem Fuß im Grabe” (first part)
Maria: Triptych II
V.A. Mozart – “Adagio”
Reciter and Angel: Triptych III
P. Hindemith – “Vom Tode Mariä”
Conclusion. Organ
J.S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue on the theme of Tomaso Albinoni

Duration: more than 1.5 h