"He has opened a new universe. We stand at the threshold of it. Who knows what happens next? But the door to a new world is open. It was done by Sylvestrov. That must be understood".
German Safonov, Sylvestrov's music performer, soloist of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, and director of Muzychi Studio
The genius of Valentyn Sylvestrov is recognized by many people. This composer's name has been sounded quite often in the Ukrainian information space lately. Besides, he is one of the most frequently performed composers of our time in the West... But until recently few of the Ukrainians knew and wanted to understand his creativity.
Sylvestrov creates and changes the worldview. His music elevates, heals, and makes you think. But if no one picks up his ideas, then why is he necessary?
That is why the friendship of Valentyn Vasyliovych and DOM Master Klass was born in 2013.
That is why a series of concerts took place in Kyiv, Paris, Strasbourg, New York, and Chernivtsi.
Sylvestrov's music is deep and multilevel. Every time it opens up new levels, so we need to come back to it repeatedly.
That is why the continuation of the project "The Music of Poetry" will take place in the cradle of words, the temple of books, and the oldest library of Kyiv — the National Library of Ukraine named after Yaroslav the Wise.
"The Music of Poetry" is a series of works by Maestro: piano and vocal music, a quiet voice about eternal truths, and a trusting conversation about universal truths.
These are the songs and pastorals, which reveal the composer's deep love for both Ukrainian and Russian poetry, as well as the beauty of feelings and the glorified nature reflected in it.
These are the works that combine music and poetry, words and sounds. It is a kind of "vocal meditation" in which the composer embodies not only the emotional fullness of the poems but also philosophical and spiritual content of the poetic texts.
The first concert will take place on February 11, 2020. In addition to the music of the genius composer Valentyn Sylvestrov, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's works will be performed as well.
The next concert will commemorate the foundation of the National Parliamentary Library and will be held on March 3, 2020. On this day, Valentyn Sylvestrov's music will be played alongside the music of Franz Peter Schubert.
We invite you to join a planned conversation/ tea party with composer Valentyn Sylvestrov and the musicians: vocalist Inna Galatenko and pianist Oleg Bezborodko after the concert.
The Ukrainian philosopher Kostiantyn Sigov will moderate the discussion.