Top 6 Concerts in Odesa: September 2018

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Autumn in Odesa is not the time to succumb to melancholy thanks to the city’s undying humorous spirit and numerous musical events. This September is a rival of jazz, symphonic orchestras and traditional Ukrainian instruments.

Dakh Daughters Band

Dakh Daughters is a noir cabaret whose career started way back in 2012 at the GogolFest in Kyiv. The band creates a unique fusion of classical Ukrainian literature texts, folk songs, and theatrical performance, revolving around pressing topics. With more than 15 instruments incorporated in the performance, Dakh Daughters and their repertoire have conquered Berlin, Paris, Warsaw and many other European cities.

When: September 9, 8 P.M.
Where: Zelenei Teatr
Price: starting at UAH 300

Symphonic Orchestra Concert

Autumn is a traditional start of new theatrical and musical seasons. It’s not an exception for Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra, whose history dates back way to 1894. The new season will be opened by Hobart Earle, a Venezuelan-born conductor that has the status of the People's Artist of Ukraine. The concert program will include Concerto for violin and orchestra and Symphony No. 7 by Sibelius, as well as Pavane for Dead Princess by Maurice Ravel. Oleksii Semenenko will be the soloist of the evening.

When: September 13-14, 7 P.M.
Where: Odesa Philharmonic
Price: starting at UAH 100

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Night of the Violin

The Odesa Urban Music Hall was opened in March 2018 to gather all local lovers of jazz, folk and funky music. This time, the music team offers guests to spend the evening indulging in the sounds of the violin. Apart from the classical music, musicians will perform covers and their improvisations based on the popular contemporary melodies. The event will gather winners of worldwide contests and international prodigies from Germany, France, the USA, Canada and, of course, Ukraine.

When: September 27, 9 P.M.
Where: Urban Music Hall
Price: starting at UAH 98

Odesa JazzFest

The traditional Odesa JazzFest will cheer up those who begin to succumb to the autumn blues. The festival will last three days and will be filled with 10 performances by teams that represent 10 countries. Apart from Germany, Austria, Lithuania and Ukraine, visitors will welcome Israeli, Czech and South Korean representatives. The first day of Odesa JazzFest will begin with the free open-air concert in the Odesa City Garden. To name but a few artists from the lineup, Kim Yong Woo & HG FunkTronic, Palette Ensemble from Greece and Lithuanian trombone project will be among the ten participants of the festival. You can find the detailed schedule at

When: September 21-23, 6 P.M.
Where: Odesa Philharmonic
Price: starting at UAH 200

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Bandura. Heorhii Matviiv

Heorhii Matviiv is a bandurist, musical pioneer and the only Ukrainian musician that became a part of the biggest international jazz big band project European Jazz Orchestra. Heorhii experiments with numerous genres from jazz and blues to bossa nova. He chooses melodies that have never been played on a traditional Ukrainian instrument bandura to astonish the audience. This time, Heorhii will accompany the music with selected theatrical video to make the experience even more memorable.

When: September 22, 7 P.M.
Where: Urban Music Hall
Price: starting at UAH 98

Hardy Orchestra Concert

The Hardy Orchestra is an often guest in Odesa, known for the energy and humor of its conductor Oleksii Andriichuk. The orchestra believes that the main principle of success is involving the audience in the performance, that’s why their concerts are full of improvisations and jokes. This autumn, Oleksii Andriichuk and his team decided to focus on the classics of the Baroque music from Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi to George Frideric Handel and many others.

When: September 30, 7 P.M.
Where: Terminal 42
Price: starting at UAH 150

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