Music

Music

SINOPTIK: Music Against War

The band SINOPTIK first formed in Donetsk in 2011. Almost three years ago, they were forced to leave their home city by the war...

New Anthology Celebrates the Rebel Composers of Ukraine’s Sixties

Back in the day, they were outcasts writing ideologically suspect music. Now, their works are being recognized as some of the most important compositions...

April 21-22 at 7pm – Hobart Earle and the Odessa Philharmonic

It is Prokofiev's 125th birthday this week - so the Odessa Philharmonic will be performing his wonderful "Scythian Suite" ‎ under the capable baton...

A Conversation With Alexei Botvinov, Music Director And Pianist

Alexei Botvinov is widely considered to be one of Ukraine's premiere pianists, and one of the greatest performers of the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff...

“Thank you, Yura, the jazz is ours!”: Odessa Jazz Fest 2016 recap

The international jazz festival in Odessa is a well-established tradition which is eagerly expected every year by all Odessites and jazz lovers. On September...

Alfa Jazz Festival

The Alfa Jazz Festival in Lviv has become not only one of the most significant open-air events, but also one of the most important jazz events...

Travel Diary: Peter Zalmayev At The Lviv Alfa Jazz Festival

By Peter Zalmayev   Photos by Kateryna Melnykova June 24, 2017 Exhausted, red-eyed, I run to jump on the 6:45 AM Intercity train right as the doors are...

Leonid Utesov: Was He Really Playing Jazz?

Leonid Utesov is Considered by Many to be Greatest Singer of his Generation, the ‘Soviet Sinatra’’. While he Considered Himself to be a Proponent...

A Short Biography Of Ukraine’s Hottest Musical Icon

Over the last year, ONUKA has shot to critical and popular success both at home and in Europe. But front-woman Nata Zhyzhchenko’s greatest accomplishment may...

Jazz Koktebel Festival

This year, the festival "Jazz Koktebel" celebrates its 15th anniversary. It is by far the oldest and largest open-air jazz festival in Ukraine. This year,...