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Music

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...

Jamala: The Voice Of Ukraine

Raised on jazz, soul and the traditional songs of her Crimean Tatar people. She experienced the temptations of easy fame and betrayal. She lost...

Yurka, Kuzya, Shishman: In memory of Yury Kuznetsov, 1953-2016

Play, play my old friend, don't stiffen, don't fade. Chase the blood of your arteries, tell us about fear, about love. Pianissimo here, and...

Remember That Name: Saxophonist Andrej Prozorov 

Andrej Prozorov has long been a popular saxophonist in Europe. He was born in Odessa, and in the year 2000 entered the Vienna Conservatory. ...

Fozzey: Books Stolen From Life

A profile of musician Alexander “Fozzey” Sidorenko, who has branched out to becoming a well known writer. Of all Ukraine’s musicians, Fozzey is the only...

Inside Look At The Eventfull Days Of 2017 GOGOLFEST

The 10th anniversary multidisciplinary contemporary art festival GOGOLFEST 2017 Ark was taking place in Kiev in this September. The festival lasted until 17 September....

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...

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...

Classical Music’s Pedagogue: Stolyarsky

Many recognize Odessa’s Stolyarsky School of Music as a truly special musical institution. It was in fact the first of many specialized music schools in...

Culture Under Threat: The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra As Case Study

Odessa’s storied Philharmonic Orchestra is an excellent institution that is sustained by the energies of its charismatic American conductor Hobart Earle. Short on critical...