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MUSIC FESTIVAL ZAHID 2014

Issue 70, July 2014.
Taking the beginning in 2009, Zahid fest has become a powerful art event in Ukraine. Festival promotes musical and artistic ideas, trying to pull people away from offices and laptops. The idea behind the festival is to support modern Ukrainian art through music, literature, theater and take each year new step towards creating a new conscious society - a new generation capable to think deep.

RESPUBLICA STREET ART FESTIVAL

Issue 70, July 2014.
The Respublica Street Art Festival will take place in the Western Ukrainian town of Kamiantes-Podilskyi this year for the fourth time from September 5-7. The festival will showcase the creative mixture of modern art and music while at the same time showcasing the rich cultural and historical heritage of the medieval city of Kamianets-Podilskyi as the festival completes the series of historical festivals throughout Ukraine.

VIENNESE JOHANN STRAUSS GALA-CONCERT

Issue 70, July 2014.
Be sure not to miss the special performance by the Ukrainian-Austrian K&K Philharmoniker symphony orchestra on September 6th at 19:00 at the S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall. Under the bouncing baton of conductor Taras Lenko, the orchestra is set to treat Leopolitan musical lovers with a rousing performance of popular pieces by Johann Strauss.

‘MUSIC IN OLD LVIV’ & ‘MUSIC IN OLD KRAKOW’ JOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Issue 70, July 2014.
Some of the biggest names in classical music are set to appear on stage at picturesque historic sites in the city centres of both Lviv and Krakow. This year Stanisław Gałoński, the co-creator and artistic director of the Music in Old Krakow festival and the founder of the Capella Cracoviensis oratorio-cantata ensemble, together with Sergiy Burko – the creator, artistic director, and chief conductor of the Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra and National Artist of Ukraine – will launch the new cultural project: “Music in Old Lviv”. The event is set to be held in conjunction with the 39th annual Music in Old Krakow festival and will be dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Lviv Virtuosos.

OKEAN ELZY “20 YEARS TOGETHER”

Issue 70, July 2014.
Lviv’s own Okean Elzy (OE) – the most successful post-Soviet rock band in all of CIS and Eastern Europe – will perform a special Ukrainian Independence Day concert for their hometown fans on August 24th at Arena Lviv. Large, sold-out performances at sports stadiums and arenas across Ukraine have been a fixture of their large-scale 2014 tours. Nearly 35,000 fans celebrated the band’s 20th Anniversary at their most recent concert at Arena Lviv on May 30th, while thousands more were left disappointed as the concert sold out rapidly.

Carpathian Alliance 2014

Issue 70, July 2014.
The Carpathian Alliance Metal Festival is set to host the best of hardcore European metal live on stage at an open air festival near Lviv from July 25-27. The festival will be held just six kilometres from the Village of Slavske – famous for the longest chairlift in the Carpathians (at 2800 metres). In fact, the famous chairlift will play an important role in the festival as fans will be able to reach the top of Mount Vysokyi Verkh by way of the cableway.

STONGER THEN WEAPON’: LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART

Issue 70, July 2014.
On July 24-27, Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art is taking place for the seventh time, ready to welcome directors, producers, cameramen, screenwriters and movie-goers from across the country. This year the festival tries to prove once again that even in the most difficult moments of history completely different people can come together to share their common passion — love for cinema. As a matter of fact, unity around something that is ‘stronger than weapon’ is the main theme and slogan of Wiz-Art 2014

KOKTEBEL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014

Issue 70, July 2014.
The ancient Akkerman Fortress and the Zatoka village beach in Bilhorod-Dnistorvskyi (Odessa Region) will host the Koktebel Jazz Festival 2014 from September 11-14. The festival, traditionally held in the Crimean Region, has been moved to the Odessa Region for 2014. The Koktebel Jazz Festival was founded in 2003 and over its decade plus-long run has gained the status as one of the largest and most soulful festivals in all of Ukraine.

2014 INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS’ FORUM IN LVIV

Issue 70, July 2014.
This year’s national book fair/exhibition, more commonly known as the International Publishers’ Forum, will bring together over 300 publishing houses as well as over 100 writers from all over the world. Together they will present newly released works as well as classic literature masterpieces to Leopolitan literature buffs and guests of the city.

BLACK&WHITE PHOTO EXHIBITION

Issue 70, July 2014.
Lviv’s Astoria Hotel (15 Horodotska St.) will host the opening of Anna Rytsar’s ‘Black&White’ photo exhibition on July 18th at 19.30. Rystar is one of Western Ukraine’s finest photographers. To see her photos is not to just see something on display, but to see the stories they tell – the emotional and the beautiful. Indeed, the striking black and white photography doesn’t just attract with its play of colours, it’s more about the attention to composition, lighting, perspective, and the context of the shot that are important.

UKRAINIAN SUPER CUP

Issue 70, July 2014.
Lviv is set to kick off the Ukrainian football season by hosting the Ukrainian Super Cup – a competition that pits last season’s Ukrainian Championship winner (Shakhtar Donetsk) with the Ukrainian Cup champion (Dynamo Kyiv) – on July 22nd at Arena Lviv.

Lviv’s Footballing Legacy

Issue 70, July 2014.
While football fans around the world are glued to their TV sets to watch the world’s biggest football spectacle in Brazil, Lviv Today takes the opportunity to look at our own footballing heritage. While Ukraine has existed as an independent state since only 1992, our football history goes much further back. The history of football in Lviv dates back to the late 19th century with the rising popularity of the sport and the first decades of football in Lviv are associated with the history of football in Austria and Poland.

JUNE-JULY SPORTS DIGEST

Issue 70, July 2014.
Get the latest results of the Ukrainian National Women’s Football team playing two important World Cup qualifying matches in Lviv, ITF UKRZAKHID junior tennis tournament, the 2014 Ukraine Cup water polo championship, the velopolo tournament finals and congratulate local rugby players of “Sokil “ with two wins in one week.

FORUM LVIV AWARDS WINNING DESIGNERS

Issue 70, July 2014.
On June 25th, a ceremony, awarding talented Lviv designers Iryna Zhelisko and Oleksandr Garashchenko was held at the construction site of Forum Lviv –Multi Development Ukraine’s flagship shopping centre

LEOPOLIS GRAND PRIX 2014

Issue 70, July 2014.
The streets of Lviv’s city centre were even more historical on June 28th as the downtown core hosted the Leopolis Grand Prix retro automobile exhibition. Participants assembled in front of Lviv City Hall in the morning and took part in a short race around the historic “Lviv Triangle” route.

UK AMBASSADOR VISITS LVIV

Issue 70, July 2014.
The annual Lviv Reception and Luncheon, hosted by the British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of the Lviv Chamber of Commerce and in cooperation with ALFA JAZZ FEST, hosted the UK’s Ambassador to Ukraine – His Excellency Simon Smith – at the GARMATA Restaurant at the Citadel Inn Hotel on June 12th.

TWO SOULS BY OLGA TURETSKA

Issue 70, July 2014.
Lviv’s Green Sofa café recently hosted the official opening of one of Ukraine’s most celebrated artists: Olga Turetska. Her ‘Two Souls’ exhibition, which opened on June 10th, features fused glass works – creative compositions, mirror frames, lamps, and other wonderful creations.

ALFA JAZZFEST ‘14

Issue 70, July 2014.
Lviv’s ALFA JAZZFEST ’14, considered the most ambitious music festival in Ukraine and one of the premiere open-air events in all of Eastern Europe, took place in the city from June 12-14. This year’s popular festival was headlined by such world-famous musicians as: Larry Carlton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, the Eliane Elias Quartet, and the Miles Electric Band. Other bands included: Hungary’s Djabe, the USA’s Eddie Allen & PUSH, and the Charles Lloyd New Quartet.

LIEUTENANTS GRADUATE IN LVIV

Issue 70, July 2014.
Lviv’s Petro Sahaidachny Army Academy saw 205 graduates take their oaths to serve faithfully and received their first officer ranks (lieutenant) on June 21.

‘LVIV – CITY OF LITERATURE’ POSTER EXHIBITION

Issue 70, July 2014.
The entrance to Lviv’s City Hall on iconic Rynok Square will play host to an open-air poster exhibition by the Pictoric illustrator’s union starting from June 18th. The Famous Writers of Ukraine series, part of the ‘Lviv – City of Literature’ cultural project, will host two sets of exhibitions with each dedicated to 13 different Ukrainian writers.

BROADWAY ZONE

Issue 70, July 2014.
Leopolitan music fans and guests of the city were treated to a special musical delight by Lviv’s Philharmonic Society on July 1st: a concert featuring melodies from Broadway musicals and legendary Hollywood films. This unforgettable concert with accompanying video show presented the best parts from some of Hollywood’s most recognizable films. The concert was presented by the INSO-Lviv Youth Academic Symphony Orchestra led by Stanisław Welanyk and by the charming and world-renowned Ukrainian soprano Natalia Kovaliova.

JOLLY “IVANA KUPALA HOLIDAY”

Issue 70, July 2014.
On July 05, 2014 at Lviv’s center for Children and Youth took place ethno celebration of “Ivana Kupala holiday”. Leopolitans and guests of the city were invited to get acquainted with old customs and plunge into atmosphere of ancient traditions and folk tales.

“YAVORYVSHYNA” on display

Issue 70, July 2014.
On July 04, 2014 Andrey Sheptytskiy's Lviv National Museum hosted opening of the exhibition ”Yavoryvshyna” featuring folk crafts of Yavorivshyna region of XIX- beginning of XXI centuries. Traditional folk outfits, embroidery, wooden toys, ornamental plastics, pysanky