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The Luhansk Orchestra in the Organhall Lwiw

I met today the Luhansk-Philharmonic Orchestra in their new domicil, the Lwiw Organhall. This orchestra had in the last 8 years alredy lost their home for the second time. In 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and started war in Luhansk, Donetzk – they fled to the west. But not far enough. A week before the first day of attacks feb 24th they senced clearly: „something will happen!“ – and they fled again. To Lwiw!

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Meeting with the director of the Organhall Lwiw

Right after the Mediacenter I had the pleasure to meet with Taras Demko, the director of the Lwiw Organhall – and his colleague Ivan, who conducts the Luhansk Philharmonic Orchestra. This Orchestra has already predicted the war on 15th of febuary 2022 – and most of them left their homes to come to their friends in Lwiw, where they found a new home until the war is over and the victory over the Russians is there. Taras told me also about an other very interesting project, Ukrainianlive-project. The Ukrainians decided to share for free the scores and parts of ALL their many, many brilliant composers – the world should know. All Orchestras in the world can download on this website what they are interested in, study the works of the ukrainian composers and perform them. Just that the ukrainian culture will be known to the world . See here on the website and download the app for your mobile phone to listen also to many of the scores.

https://ukrainianlive.org

https://ukrainianlive.org/install-the-app

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Interview and talk in the Ukraine Media-Center in Lwiw.

This morning I had the pleasure to speak in the Livestream of the Ukrainian Mediacenter of Lwiw – The Interviewer Andrij asked me a lot of very good questions and I had the chance to perfectly present and explain our international videoproject. I haven´t seen the YouTube yet. After a while they will publish also a YouTube-Version. I´ll let you know.

now online https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=rCibvZT0GtM

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Meeting with the conductor of Lviv Opera Ivan Cherednichenko,

Maestro Ivan Cherednichenko the conductor of the Lviv-Opera as well as the director of international relationships Mr Ostap Hromish recieved me today in their Lviv Operahouse. I am very glad to have their support now also. They will ask their musicians to contribute for WP4U. This meeting was kind of „disturbed“ by an air raid alarm in Lwiw. Everyone is asked to go into the shelter. And indeed, down in the basement of the opera there were gathered all the people who work in the Opera. Dancers, musicians, administrative staff – lots of people, chatting. This gave me later even an other opportunity to talk to a colleague from the marketing-department of the Opera.
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Maestro Hobart Earle from Odessa Philharmonic supports the videoproject

Maestro Hobart Earle has not only conducted this impressive concert in Odessa on the summit of Corona pandemic – but he has also directed this video. Our international video project „weplay4ukraine gets very important supporters with Hobart Earle – and the brilliant musicians of the Odessa Philharmonic. Beautiful pictures. Must-see-musthear!!
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Meeting Maestro Hobart Earle

29.Sept: Today Christoph met the conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Hobart Earle, who is currently in Germany. Maestro Earle had the idea, directed and performed with his orchestra the legendary Odessa fishmarket-flashmob in 2014.
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Planned trip to Ukraine

The initator of the project Christoph Müller is planning to travel to Ukraine to meet the colleagues in Lviv and in Odessa. It is scheduled to make audio-recordings, filming and interviews

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Contribution from Odessa Bassplayer Valerii Tarasenko – at present in the ukrainian Army

Recently I recieved a very impressive contribution from Odessa-bassplayer Valerii Tarasenko. At first he sent his video-contribution to me, dressed with a dark blue cotton shirt. He wrote his text even in German.

Valerii Terasenko, member of the Odessa Opera-Orchestra

So I asked him, if he was in Germany now, as a refugee „No, no…“ he replied. I am in Ukraine. I am a soldier in the army now. „Wow“ … many thoughts went trough my head in this moment. I thought, what a shame that such a good musician and honest man has to fight in the army against the Russian aggressors to defend his very own land. Its war. This could happen to all of us!! And even worse: he maybe risks to never come back. And I silently said a prayer, that Valerii and all his comrades will be protected by God and he will never be injured – that he would come back safely and soon, when the victory of Ukraine is there. And in the next moment I asked him to send again his video, but his time in his military uniform. He did so immediately. Thank you so much, dear Valerii. I was very touched, still am – and still continue praying that him and his fellows will happen no harm and damage – and that the Russian aggressors will be removed from theUkrainian land as fast as possible.

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Tromboneplayer Fred Deitz (WDR-Symphony) triples himself

WDR-Symphony-trombonist Fred Deitz plays all four trombone-parts and films himself as triplets. By the way: he has also got a very interesting YouTube-Channel. „Frag doch mal die Freds“ (Ask the Freds) Don´t miss this.

WDR-Trombonist Fred Deitz – plays together with himself for Weplay4ukraine.com
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Odessa Opera choir makes new recording for weplay4ukraine

The choir of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre performs in the staircase of their operahouse the two anthems especially for the international Video-Project