7 Best Cultural Events in Ukraine Everyone Should Visit in Fall 2018

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After crazy summer parties, we enter the new season of golden fall that brings us dreamy and thoughtful mood. This state of mind perfectly matches exquisite vibes of classic art – music and theatre. Let`s check out the best cultural events to attend in Ukraine in fall 2018.

Botanica Classic Concert – Mozart & Tchaikovsky in Kyiv

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The combination of September nature and classic music will win your heart right away. In this evening, the audience will hear the great masterpieces of the world`s music culture performed by talented Ukrainian musicians. Ocean Orchestra team unites leading professionals of Ukraine headed by the well-known conductor Olexiy Vikulov. The program includes Serenade for string orchestra written by Piotr Tchaikovsky, Symphony No 40 and Symphony for violin and alto with orchestra composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
When: September 9, 8 PM
Where: Gryshko Botanical garden in Kyiv

David Garret in Kyiv

A famous virtuosic German violinist David Garrett is coming to Ukrainian capital in the frame of his Explosive Live tour, supporting the new album. This genius musician is often called “modern Paganini” and has millions of fans all around the globe. Nowadays, the artist has 23 Golden and 16 Platinum awards. David Garrett is one of the brightest representatives of crossover genre. He is amazing both playing with orchestra and performing well-known rock hits. The concert show of David Garrett in Kyiv will surely be remembered as an explosion of deep emotions and passion.
When: October 3-4, 7 PM
Where: “Ukraine” Palace, Kyiv

Taking the Stage 2018 Theatre Program in Kyiv

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Taking the Stage is an annual theatre contest program supported by British Council Ukraine. The main purpose of this project is to find Ukrainian theatres and talented directors with unusual and creative approach to their plays. In the frame of Taking the Stage, Ukrainian artists work jointly with the experienced professionals from United Kingdom. As a result of this cooperation, Ukrainian theatres receive new experience, contacts and, of course, new performances. Thanks to support of the directors from such British theatres as Young Vic, Blind Summit, Sherman Cymru, Hull Truck and Live the program has reached the new level of quality. This October, the chosen contestants of Taking the Stage will present their plays to wide audience in Dovzhenko center in Kyiv.
When: October 12-13
Where: Dovzhenko Center, Kyiv, 6th stage
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Sergiy Terentiev and Chamber Orchestra in Odesa

In the end of the first fall month, all the dwellers and guests of Odesa are welcome to attend the concert of Sergiy Terentiev – the great pianist and the honored artist of Ukraine. This time, Sergiy is going to play with Chamber orchestra. The name of Sergiy Terentiev is well-known in the world of classic and jazz music. For 40 years, Sergiy has been working as a soloist of Odesa Philharmonic Hall. Unfortunately, the artist has recently lost his leg in the course of surgery. However, Sergiy did not give up the music, so he still delights listeners with his amazing performances. The musician takes part in jazz and classic concerts, surprising audience with his signature versions of Rachmaninoff`s and Chopin`s masterpieces. European critics call him “maestro silky fingers”.
When: September 29, 7 PM
Where: Odesa Philharmonic Hall

Vivaldianno. City of Mirrors 3D show in Odesa

The world-famous 3D show featuring stars of classic music is coming to Ukraine for the first time. The audience will have a chance to dive into the history of life and art of the eminent Antonio Vivaldi in the format of 3D performance. Watching the show, the guests will learn about the hopes and disappointments of the great artist of Baroque era. It will be a unique combination of music, theatre and dance arts with modern technologies. The performance includes classic and rock music, ballet and Brazilian dances accompanied by impressive visual effects.
When: November 21, 7 PM
Where: Odesa Opera House

Damien Escobar in Lviv

Damien Escobar, also known under the name Dam Esco, is a famous American violinist. In the age of 23, he played on the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as a member of Nuttin ‘But Stringz band. Nowadays, the musician composes his own masterpieces, enriching his “crossover violin” style with elements of classic, jazz, pop, R&B and hip hop. On the concert in Lviv, Damian will present versions of favorite hits by Adele, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Justin Timberlake along with his signature compositions.
When: October 23, 7 PM
Where: Solomia Krushelnytska Opera and Ballet Theater in Lviv

Élysée String Quartet in Lviv

Élysée string quartet is a unity of different music schools in one team. Violinist Justina Zajančauskaitė was born in Lithuania, the second violinist Laurent Le Flécher is from France, violist Andriy Malakhov studied in Kyiv and cellist Igor Kyrychenko – in Odesa and Moscow. However, all artists are united by their love to Paris and chamber music. During their Lviv concert, the quartet will play compositions of Charles Gounod, Claude Debussy and Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff.
When: October 25, 7 PM
Where: Organ and Chamber Music House in Lviv
Top 7 fall 2018 cultural events in Ukraine will fill your heart with deep impressions, taking you into the wonderful world of classic art.
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