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DWF presents Ukrainian songs with the Ukrainian Youth Symphony, Tue 1/17 @ 8pm

Conductor Oksana Lyniv holds up a Ukrainian flag over her head
Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv is one of her country's most famous cultural emissaries

Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv is one of her country's most famous cultural emissaries. Recognized internationally as a leading cultural representative of her homeland, Ukraine, in 2021 she became the first female to conduct at the renowned Bayreuth Festival.

1/3 Lisa Streich: "Händeküssen" (Kissing hands) Mozart: Arias from The Marriage of Figaro and The Clemency of Titus Buene: Langsam und schmachtend Berg: Three pieces from the Lyric Suite (Anna Prohaska, s; Ensemble Resonanz)

1/10 Stravinsky: Concerto for string orchestra, Basler Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 Mundry: Traces des moments (Karl Rauer, cl; Theresa Jensen, v; Sarah Luisa Zrenner, vla; Ulrich Witteler, c; Seong-Jin Cho, p; Bamberg Symphony; Andrew Manze, cond)

1/17 Beethoven Festival – Ukrainian songs and pieces by Beethoven: deeply moving songs from Ukraine and Belarus that speak of suffering, but also of peace and freedom. The performances are from a solidarity concert conducted by Oksana Lyniv and a concert featuring The Ukrainian Youth Symphony Orchestra and Belarusian choirs and musicians. Both concerts were part of DW's Campus Project, undertaken in partnership with the Beethoven Festival.

1/24 The Leipzig Bach Festival: Organ works by JS Bach and his relatives From floating melodies to earth-shaking chords, the panoply of sound that an organ can produce is truly impressive. You can hear the whole sonic spectrum in this special concert. Featured will be organist Johannes Lang, and cellist Sergey Malov.

1/31 Berlin Music Festival  Saariaho: Orion (I Memento Mori, II Winter Sky, III Hunter) Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (Concertgebouw Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä, cond)

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