The Ukrainian Culture Weeks will open hearts, arms, galleries and stages for the celebration of classical music, authentic visual performances and exhibitions, as well as talks of blue-chip artists of Ukraine, all of them impacting the world culture today, leaving traces in the past and in future of the global art and music scene.
These events will take place under the umbrella of Ukrainian Culture Weeks in Oxford as organised by Cherwell College, Dom Master Class cultural centre (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Oxford University Ukrainian Society. One of the festival highlights will celebrate the birthday of Ukrainian renowned composer, maestro Valentyn Sylvestrov. Oxford audiences will have an opportunity to join the composer’s talk, which will be moderated by Professor Martyn Harry, who teaches composition at the Faculty of Music and is the artistic director of the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building (St Hilda’s College). Open lecture by Nelia Kukovalska, the head of Sophia Kyivska National Reserve is scheduled at 11 am on Friday, 30th in Sheldonian theatre – public will have an opportunity to learn more about the history of the foundation and the construction of the temple, the masterpieces of architectural art: mosaics and frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral, the wall paintings that have been preserved since 11th century, the mystery story of the remaining of Prince Yaroslav the Wise.
The pinnacle of the Ukrainian Culture Weeks will be the Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival, which takes place annually in Kyiv city, Ukraine, at the historical site of Sophia Kyivska National Reserve.
The Grand Concert is on Friday, 30th September at one of the most celebrated venues in Oxford – the Sheldonian Theatre. The date coincides with the birthday of maestro Valentyn Sylvestrov, Ukraine’s best-known living composer who will attend the event.
Temporarily displaced Ukrainians are invited to register for free entry to all events.
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