Musicians of the Louvre on the stage of the Kharkiv Philharmonic

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On March 29, the sextet of the “Musicians of Louvre” Orchestra, an orchestra recognized by The Guardian as one of the best in the world,  performed in Kharkiv. On the stage of the Kharkiv Philharmonic Organ Hall the sextet had performed the music by Jean-Philippe Rameau playing unique authentic instruments. The concert took place within KharkivMusicFest festival supported by Kharkiv IT Cluster.

The third international festival KharkivMusicFest, held with the support of Kharkiv IT Cluster, is nearing its equator. On March 29th March , brilliant French musicians from the sextet of the Louvre’s Orchestra, an orchestra recognized by The Guardian as one of the best in the world, had performed on the stage of the Kharkiv Philharmonic Organ Hall. The sextet played the music by Jean-Philippe Rameau on unique authentic instruments.

In addition to the rich concert program of the festival, it maintains a high tempo in projects involving Kharkiv in the wonderful world of classical music. Tomorrow, on March 30, the children’s educational project Amadeus Camp will be completed. This is a music camp, implemented on the basis of the festival partner Honey Music Studio, in which children aged 5 to 14 years old are preparing a theater performance using the music of the symbol of KharkivMusicFest-2019 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

In addition, locals and guests of the city can express their musical talents at 10 open spaces within the Art Piano project. Installing painted pianos on iconic locations of the city is a tradition of the world’s largest music festivals. Through such activities, the organizers and partners of the festival seek to popularize classical music and try to get away from academism and the underlined elitism of classical music.

On the opening day of the festival, the first Ukrainian forum dedicated to the key issues of the classical music market (Kharkiv Music Forum I) was also held. More than 100 music project managers from Germany, USA, Israel and Ukraine discussed the challenges and opportunities that the market dictates to its participants and shared successful Ukrainian and international cases.

Following today’s performance of Les Musiciens du Louvre, two more shows await us in front of us. On April 2, legendary pianist, winner of the Gilmor Society and the Tabour Foundation Award George Lee, Lee will play works by Ludwig Beethoven and Robert Shumen in Kharkov with a solo concert. On April 7, the final gala concert of the festival, Gala Mozart, will take place in HATOB.

A gala concert of works of the Viennese classic is another way to emphasize that our KharkivMusicFest, and with it our city, absorb modern formats of classical music performance. In Kharkov, Mozart’s most popular opera arias will be performed by leading soloists of European opera houses. The European conductor of Ukrainian origin Andrei Yurkevich will conduct the “Mozart Gala” concert.