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Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine at Lehman Center in New York

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
February 13, 2023

Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine at Lehman Center in New York

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, performing the classic compositions of Brahms and Sibelius!

On Sunday, February 19th, 2023, at 4pm, the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, will present a historic performance led by Principal Conductor Theodore Kuchar and featuring violin soloist Vladyslava Luchenko. We are honored to host this remarkable orchestra coming to the United States directly from Ukraine, exclusively in the Bronx at Lehman Center.

The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine will present an outstandingly special program including:

  • Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op. 81
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468.

Tickets for LVIV NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE on Sunday, February 19th, 2023 at 4pm ($75, $55, $45, $35, $25) can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 4pm on the day of the concert), or through online access at https://www.lehmancenter.org/events/ukranian-philharmonic

Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway.

The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, based in the medieval city of Lviv, was officially established on September 27, 1902. On this day, the first concert of the newly formed orchestra took place in the Philharmonic Theater of Count Stanislav Skarbko. In 1933, the orchestra became incorporated as the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine. Since the 1950s, many of the world’s greatest musicians have performed with the orchestra, including Sviatoslav Richter, Heinrich and Stanislav Neuhaus, Emil Gilels, Maria Yudina, David and Igor Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Gidon Kremer. Important pages in the history of the orchestra have included collaborations with famous conductors, including Kirill Kondrashin, Fuat Mansurov, Nathan Rakhlin, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, and Reinhold Gliere.

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The orchestra is currently led by Principal Conductor Theodore Kuchar, the most recorded conductor of his generation. He has collaborated with major artists such as James Galway, Jessye Norman, Lynn Harrell, Itzhak Perlman, and Yo-Yo Ma and 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). He has been honored with numerous accolades for his work, including the BBC Record of the Year, Chamber Music America Record of the Year, Gramophone Magazine's Editor's Choice, the WQXR Record of the Year, and a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Instrumental Album.

Violin soloist Vladyslava Luchenko has won several prestigious prizes, including the top prize in the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, the Rahn Music Prize, and the David Oistrakh Violin Competition while receiving special recognition at the Queen Elizabeth of Brussels Competition. She has also performed as a soloist with the Luzerne Symphony Orchestra in the Zurich Tonhalle, the Verbier Festival, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine as well as numerous additional solo and chamber music engagements.

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is supported, in part, by public funds through the SVOG Grant. In addition, Lehman Center received funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and the Bronx Delegation. Special thanks to Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Nydia Velázquez for their support of arts and culture by implementing the SVOG grant. We would also like to thank Assemblyman Jose Rivera for his generous grant from The New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Department. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The 2022-2023 season is also made possible through the sponsorships by Goya Foods, Con Edison, Havana Café, and Friends of Lehman Center.

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