His music will be performed by Nordic Voices and Canadian piano trio Gryphon (whose cellist, Roman Borys, has Ukrainian roots). They will perform a selection of his works, some of them haunted by the ghosts of earlier composers (Mozart and Shostakovich).
Silvestrov’s Farewell, O World! Farewell, O Earth! is the final movement of his 1999 Requiem for Larissa, in a new arrangement by a younger Ukrainian composer, Bohdana Frolyak (b. 1968), whose piece How the War changed Rondo is also performed tonight by the trio. Frolyak is considered one of the leading lights of the new generation of Ukrainian composers.
Nordic Voices and Gryphon will also perform a new piece commissioned from Norwegian composer Henrik Hellstenius. My Different I’s involves a range of extended techniques and large dynamic range of voices and instruments.
Both Valentin Silvestrov and Bohdana Frolyak will be present at this concert.