7 Best Concerts in Kyiv in September 2018

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Kyiv is often described as the city of surreal contrasts and that’s exactly what the concert schedule for September looks like. This month is lucky for fans of French electronic music, jazz, Latino pop and ethnic motifs.

Classics under the starry sky. Venus

Kyiv Planetarium is popular not only with kids but also their parents who often come here to listen to music under the huge dome with the starry sky projection. This autumn, Planetarium starts the new series of concerts 'Parade of the planets. The first on the line is Venus.

Venus was the Roman goddess of love and beauty, so it's only natural for the instruments and concert program to carry the same passion. Maksym Sydorenko (organ) and Olha Konopliana (violin), both winners of international contests, will perform in a duo to charm with the music by the Romantic-era composers. To name but a few, Edvard Grieg, Camille Saint-Saëns, Christian Sinding and Richard Wagner are on the list.

When: September 9, 7.30 P.M.
Where: Kyiv Planetarium
Price: starting from UAH 200

Dakh Daughters + ЦеШо

An amazing opportunity to witness the interaction of art projects by Vlad Troistkyi will rise this September in Kyiv. 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. ЦеШо is the new project by Vlad Troistkyi aimed at showing pressing issues of society and everyday life in the form of a puppet theater. The show is accompanied by its own OST: cello, drums, double bass and accordion.

When: September 12, 7 P.M.
Where: Zelenyi Teatr
Price: starting from UAH 500

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KoloYolo is a band from the East of Ukraine that made their mission to find a new sound for the traditional Ukrainian instrument bandura. The band is, in fact, a married couple - Olia Honcharenko plays bandura and sings, while her husband Kolia plays guitar and sings as well. KoloYolo has already performed at various Ukrainian jazz festivals and astonished the crowd with the ethnic motifs in jazz and fusion. This time, Oleksandr Lebenedko, who will play drums for a more intense performance, will join the band.

When: September 14, 8 P.M.
Where: Caribbean Club
Price: starting from UAH 120

Bukovyna Folk Show

If you look closely, Bukovyna Folk Show is more than just a show. In fact, it's a unique performance by the Bukovyna chorus founded way back in 1944. The band has managed to preserve authentic Ukrainian sounding through the Soviet times and carried it into the new century. Bukovyna Folk Show is known beyond the Ukrainian borders - the chorus has charmed audience from numerous European countries and even Japan, Cuba and Argentina with their unique singing and traditional dancing.

When: September 15, 7 P.M.
Where: October Palace
Price: starting from UAH 70


The French king of synthwave will be one of many electronic musicians to pay a visit this autumn in Kyiv. Perturbator carefully mixes synth sounds so popular in the 80s with melancholic and dark melodies. His tracks were featured in movies like The Guest and classic computer games like Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2. At the moment, the French musician has four full albums and a bunch of EPs. The classics and new songs will be included in the concert track list.

When: September 19, 7 P.M.
Where: Atlas Club
Price: starting from UAH 660

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Jazz & Latino on the Roof. End of the Season

With the end of summer comes the end of rooftop concerts season. The organizers of the TSUM rooftop concerts came up with something special for the last concert of the year. Visitors will indulge in the sounds of jazz and latino delivered by Ruslan Egorov Quartet. The band focuses on the music from the golden era of swing, jazz love songs and bossa nova. The four members of Quartet have extensive musical experience - taking part in festivals like Alfa Jazz, Koktebel Jazz Fest and Jazz in Kyiv, as well as collaborating with famous Ukrainian artists like Okean Elzy, Pianoboy and THMK.

When: September 22, 7 P.M.
Where: TSUM department store
Price: starting from UAH 450

Enrique Iglesias

One of the top autumn 2018 concerts to take place in Ukraine is the hot performance by Enrique Iglesias. He is often regarded as the King of Latin Pop, having sold over 170 million records. The well-known heartthrob will perform on the Olympiiskyi stadium in the capital. Apart from the early 2000s hits like Hero and Escape, Enrique has new songs to present to the Ukrainian audience.

When: September 30, 6 P.M.
Where: Olympiiskyi Stadium
Price: starting from UAH 1600.

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