Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Music

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...

Eulogies for Yuri Kuznetsov

The very romantic Soviet and Russian literary tradition of writing poetry to commemorate one's departed friends is still alive and well in Odessa.  After...

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...

Musician Felix Shinder, Reminisces Over His School Days

From first to sixth grade, I attended this school – School #20. I sat behind a desk, looked out of the window, and wondered how...

Should Odessa Host Eurovision 2017?

The victory of Jamala, Ukraine's Crimean Tatar pop star in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden has caused some rather predicable diplomatic tensions...

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...

April 14th at 7:00 p.m. – Felix Shinder and “Money Forward”

Known widely as the ribald "Orthodox hooligan", Felix Shinder has recently fulfilled the dream of literary "great schemer" Ostap Bender - he has just...

Odessa talent thrills ‘Voice of Ukraine’ judges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUejDKXfhP8 Last year Odessa singer Felix Shinder proved a big hit on popular TV show ‘Voice of Ukraine’. This year 22-year-old Odessite Tatyana Amirova iswell on her...

Interview with Hobart Earle

Hobart Earle has been the music director and principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra for as long as independent Ukraine has existed. A...
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