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!

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.

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.

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.