In the Hall of Columns named after Lysenko of National Philharmonic of Ukraine under auspices of Embassy of Latvian Republic to Ukraine and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Juris Poikans in course of International concert cycle ‘Elite evenings of chamber music of Eugenia Basalaeva’ there was the first concert of ‘Ukrainian and Latvian Dialogue’ of new international concert project ‘Music Festival of Ukraine in Northern Baltic countries UKRAINIAN AND NORDIC-BALTIC MUSIC FEST’.
The purpose of the festival is rapprochement of international cultural networks of Ukraine and Northern Baltic countries through mutual creative events in the course of International Festival of art ‘Dialogues of cultures’. The cycle of concerts including the music of Ukraine and Northern Baltic countries will enable the dialogue of cultures with the help of presentation of unknown musical pieces and masterpieces of world classics.
‘Today in the frames of the concert you will hear the pieces of Latvian classical musicians. Perhaps, Latvian classical music is not so recognizable in the world, but I hope that thanks to Mrs Basalaeva you are to get an opportunity to get familiar with it. I expect to give the start to such an amazing cultural program thanks to Philharmonic. We have implemented this project almost for two-three months, and I am glad that today we have come to this presentation’, Mr Poikans stated.
In her turn, the initiator of the project people’s artiste Eugenia Basalaeva emphasized that she used to dream of performing the pieces of Northern Baltic composers. ‘I am grateful to the embassies of foreign states for making international music way to Ukrainian listener’, the pianist told.
In the course of the first concert ‘Ukrainian and Latvian Dialogue’ the music of Latvian and Ukrainian composers was demonstrated performed by people’s artiste of Ukraine Eugenia Basalaeva (piano), people’s artiste of Ukraine Iryna Kalinovska (organ), Kyiv chamber ensemble ‘Contrasts Kyiv-Classics’, ensemble of percussion instruments ‘ARS NOVA’ spearheaded by the Honored Artist of Ukraine Georgiy Chernenko.
In the first part ‘Travel of piano miniature’ there were the pieces of the end of XIX and beginning of XX centuries of Latvian composers Jāzeps Vītols, Jānis Mediņš and Ukrainian composers Fedor Yakimenko, Viktor Kosenko, Mykola Kolessa.
The second part included the pieces of Latvian composers such as Fantasy for organ G-minor by Alfrēds Kalniņš and premier performance in Ukraine of the Concert for organ and piano ‘Concerto innocento’ by Marģeris Zariņš.
The special dedication for Latvia became the performance of Nocturne ‘Desirable stars’ for piano and organ of the modern Ukrainian composer Vitaliy Godzyatskyy.
The Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Mission and the Scientific Society of History of Diplomacy and International Relations with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Embassies of Ukraine in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary arranged a series of events on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian diplomacy.
Twelve-string guitar, the twilight of Portuguese nights, candles, and soul-gripping voice… Dramatic incentives of fado song tell about unrequited love. It cannot appear in the crossroads of destinies; however, it enables feelings to embody into the touching sounds of Portuguese romances.
The Embassy of Lithuanian Republic to Ukraine, the Embassy of Australia to Ukraine and National Museum of Taras Shevchenko represented in Kyiv the photo exhibition ‘Olegas Truchanas – legend of Lithuania and Australia’.
The event welcomed 40 producers from Germany and Ukraine who presented their production, the representatives of business from all the regions of Ukraine, international organizations and projects, specially-oriented institutes, etc.
The Embassy of Republic Indonesia has set five Indonesian architectural miniatures in the park-museum of Kyiv ‘Ukraine in miniature’. The presentation of exotic masterpieces happened on the 10-th of November. The exposition includes the Temple Borobudur, the Cathedral temple of Jakarta – the Saint Mary Church, the mosque Istiklal – the biggest Muslim sanctuary of the South-East Asia, the Temple of Ulun Danu.
The Embassy of Federative Republic Germany to Ukraine on the 10-th of November will be arranging the current Germany Weeks in Ukraine. They intend to carry out nearly 70 events in 14 cities of Ukraine.
During seven years autumn Kyiv is full of the sounds of breath-taking melodies and touching etudes of the prominent Hungarian composer Ferencz Liszt. It has become a kind tradition for the Embassy of Hungary to invite the best musicians in Ukraine as well as the loyal students of maestro before his birthday. This year the famous piano player György Oravecz came to the capital of Ukraine to perform the legendary plays of Liszt…The project OUTLOOK has been lucky to speak to the famous musician.
Looking through thousands of photos capturing the bright emotions of our guests, again and again we recall that day, filled with vivid colours, pleasant meetings and merry laughter. Today, together with you, we would like once again recall the OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL 2017.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Uzbekistan Alisher Abdualiev introduced the cars to the guests. This project was created by the enterprises of the structure ‘Uzavtoprom’. Near the Embassy it was the demonstration platform of the possibilities inherent to the cars RAVON: R-2, R-4 and Ravon-Gentra.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Germany to Ukraine Ernst Reichel along with his wife invited guests to celebrate the holiday, official union of Western and Eastern Germany. Mr Reichel recognized the step forward made by Ukraine in the direction of Europe. Particularly, it goes about the agreement on Association with European Union: ‘The agreement will maintain the support and consulting, political collaboration and Ukraine will get closer to the standards of European Union in many areas’.
In Kyiv it was the press conference under the support of embassy of Hungary to Ukraine. It was dedicated to the bright Hungarian creativity in autumn 2017. The Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine Erno Keshken started the meeting expressing greetings and announcing the program of cultural events planned in Kyiv with the support and interactivity of Hungarian diplomats. He made an emphasis on the importance of common projects of our countries.
The press conference that announced International investment forum ‘InCo-2017’ happened on the 26-th of September in media center Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions. In the event the visitors listened to the speeched of CEO of Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions Pavlo Krivonos, the head of Management of international affairs and external activity of Ukraine from Zaporizhzhya Administration Artur Boyko, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Bulgaria to Ukraine Krasimir Minchev, Vice President of Zaporizhzhya commercial chamber Dmitro Antonyuk and the head of the project OUTLOOK Darya Karyakina.
The Embassy of Republic Indonesia to Ukraine under the auspices of Kyiv city administration caused a new tradition to change the clothes on the queen Anna monument at Lviv square in national dresses of different countries. The first dress in the wardrobe became the traditional wedding dress of Bali woman.
On the 27-th of September, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Kazakhstan to Ukraine Samat Ordabaev organized a ‘round table’ in Kyiv. The event was dedicated to the 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries. There were heads of diplomatic missions, people’s deputies of Verkhovna Rada, executives of authorities of Ukraine, the representatives of creative and scientific regions, business communities, as mass media.
On the 7-th of October from 12.00 till 4 pm in Column hall of Kyiv city council (Khreschatik Street, 36) there will be the fourth festival of international communities’ cultures known as OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL. We will represent more than 40 reflections of different cultures to come into stage. We expect more than 30 embassies of foreign states and expat communities will take part. The festival is annually organized by the project OUTLOOK working in the scope of mass media and cultural diplomacy.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Ukraine Alisher Abdualiev organized an official reception in honor of the 26-th anniversary of Independence Day of the country and 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
In today continuation of our rubrics about the famous Ukrainians who have changed the world here and now, we would like to tell about incredibly dynamic Chrystia Freeland. She is journalist, writer and currently known as the successful politician. Having ethnic belonging to Ukraine, she fluently speaks the national language. It is the wonderful example of the following generalization that if a person has a desire, it is not a problem to develop in many scopes.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to Ukraine Maria Luisa Beatrice Lopez Gargallio organized an official reception in honor of national holiday, Independence Day that is celebrated in the country on a wide scale.
In Kyiv at Contract Square at the last weekends there was a street festival dedicated to the start of Ukrainian and German languages year. The event that began from the bike ride and was accompanied by the interactive lessons of German and broadcasting from different Ukrainian cities, came under the auspices of German Embassy in Ukraine and Goethe-Institut.