More Than a Concert: A Bridge for Peace

The 22nd season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival continues with a timely performance on Tuesday, Jan. 17 of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine. 

Direct from Ukraine, and touring under the baton of Principal Conductor Theodore Kuchar, the evening’s program will include Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major. 

The performance is at the First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this concert and the entire Festival season can be purchased at or by calling 904-261-1779. 

The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine has performed for audiences around the world. During the past several seasons the orchestra has produced highly acclaimed recordings for international labels including Naxos, Toccata Classics and Brilliant Classics.

Here is an eloquent statement about the special nature of this concert by Artistic Director William Ransom:

“The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is thrilled to present the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, a highlight of our 22nd season. Scheduled and planned over a year ago well before the war broke out, the concert has now taken on special significance.  

Great music has long been known as “the international language,” and it has the power to bring people together in harmony and peace, unlike any other art form.  

There are no divisions – political, racial, or religious – when sharing the experience of hearing Grieg’s Piano Concerto, or Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, as we will.  

Later in the season on April 1, we will present Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, called by The Times of London, “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.”

We hope we can promote at least a tiny bit of peace, beauty, and harmony through the shared experience of great music which bridges all boundaries.” 

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