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Natalia Rozhko’s symphonies: first impressions There is a talented young woman enrolled in the Peter Tchaikovsky Academy of Music. After graduating as a pianist, she did a postgraduate course in composition under the noted Ukrainian composer Yevhen Stankovych. Now she is working on her Candidate of Science dissertation, which is being supervised by another celebrated […]

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by Olga Kizlova Jazz Journalists Association Library The House of Architects in Kyiv recently hosted an unusual performance. Its participants called it “a concert-oneiroid of acoustic jazz meditation.” The 90-minute performance, combining music, dance and poetry held the audience spellbound. The musical performance was by the pianist Myroslav Levytsky, well known as a composer and […]

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by Olga Kizlova Jazz Journalists Association Library Kyiv is gaining in popularity as a venue for performances by international jazz stars. Recently Kyiv’s Lysenko Column Hall was packed for a concert by the accordionist Richard Galiano and multi-instrumentalist Michel Portal, who played the clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, and bandoneon — a small push-button accordion. […]

The House of Architects in Kyiv recently hosted an unusual performance. Its participants called it “a concert-oneiroid of acoustic jazz meditation.” The ninety-minute-long performance combining music, dancing, and poetry held the audience spellbound from beginning to end. The musical performance was by the pianist Myroslav Levytsky, well known as a composer and lead musician of […]

National Academic Symphony Orchestra holds first concert of 2005 After returning from a month-long concert tour of Italy, the National Academic Symphony Orchestra held its first concert of the 2005 season, as always performing to a full house at the Lysenko Hall of Columns of the National Philharmonic. The concert program and repertoire transcended the […]

Kyiv hosts giants of French jazz Kyiv is gaining in popularity as a venue for performances by international jazz stars. Recently Kyiv’s Lysenko Column Hall was packed for a concert by the accordionist Richard Galiano and multi-instrumentalist Michel Portal, who played the clarinet, soprano saxophone, and bandoneon, a small push-button accordion. The musicians presented their […]

Besides rallies, Khreshchatyk is also the site of festive events Kyiv is seething with passions, as is the rest of Ukraine. Although children should not be aloof from grownups’ interests, they are most happy with their own little joys, thanks to adults who protect their fragile world. The children’s jazz festival Atlant-M was recently held […]

US jazzman Larry Applebaum conducts master class Lawrence (Larry) Applebaum, a noted US jazz critic, visited Kyiv for three days at the US Embassy’s invitation. He is also a producer and leading jazz expert at the Library of Congress, and the curator of a series of films about jazz. He has also hosted music programs […]