Upcoming Lviv

Kvitka Cisyk international contest of Ukrainian romance, April 2-4

Issue 33, March 2011.
A new international contest of Ukrainian romances named after famous singer Kvitka Cisyk will take place in early April in Lviv. Kvitka Cisyk was born in the US to a family of Ukrainian emigrants. She studied at the New York Conservatory, where she mastered vocal technique and perfected her voice.

K&K Philharmoniker in concert, March 24, Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall (7, Chaikovskoho st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
The Ukrainian-Austrian symphonic orchestra “K&K Philharmoniker” will treat Leopolitan audiences to a springtime performance featuring a selection of classical compositions including masterpieces by the likes of Verdi, Bizet and the immortal Wagner.

Dmitry Hvorostovsky in concert, March 26, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre (28 Svobody Ave)

Issue 33, March 2011.
Internationally acclaimed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born and studied in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. In 1989, he won the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

Grand wedding industry trade fair, March 25, House of Scientists (6 Lystopadovogo Chynu st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
This annual trade fair is more than just a parade of beautiful bridal gowns and features fun elements such as ballroom dance master classes and hairstyling demonstrations.

French Spring 2011, events throughout April across Lviv

Issue 33, March 2011.
Thanks to the efforts of the French Embassy and the French Cultural Centre in Ukraine, April in Lviv means the welcome arrival of the annual ‘French Spring in Ukraine’ festival. For eight consecutive years French art, plays, exhibitions, concerts and film screenings have delighted Leopolitan crowds throughout April and this year looks set to be better than ever.

“Ruinacia” (Destruction) music festival, April 9 from 14.00 onwards, Ukraine Sport Palace (18 Melnyka st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
If you like your metal heavy and your clothing black then this might be the event you’ve been waiting for! The annual Ruinacia festival darkens the spring calendar with its mix of the melancholy and the downright desperate as musicians attack virtually every aspect of everyday life with an unworldly cynicism rarely found outside prepubescent teenage bedrooms.

French graphic art exhibition, from April 1, Lviv Museum of Ethnography, Folk Arts and Crafts (15, Svobody avn.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
The Lviv Museum of Ethnography, Folk Arts and Crafts (15, Svobody Ave) is one of the richest ethnographical museums in Europe. It owns a collection of unique artistic depositories of decorative-applied folk art and crafts of Ukraine.

Euro 2012 Fashion Contest, March 30

Issue 33, March 2011.
As part of this year’s Lviv Fashion Week shows there will be a fun competition for designers inspired by the forthcoming Euro 2012 football championships.

Chlopcy Kontra Basia jazz trio in concert, March 22 beginning at 19.30, Art Cafe ‘Kvartyra 35 (35, Virmenska st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
Chlopcy Kontra Basia is a young and highly rated Polish jazz trio featuring Basia Derlak (vocals & clarinet) Marcin Nenko (double bass) and Tomasz Waldowski (percussion, piano).

Lyapis Trubetskoy in concert, March 23 from 19.00, Lviv Circus (83 Horodotska st.)

Issue 33, March 2011.
This 7-piece horn-driven ska-punk outfit come all the way from Minsk, Belarus and bring with them a spirited mix of biting satire and powerful chords. Mid-way through their career, not content to merely churn out hits they decided to shed their pop-star image and get real about their music and lyrics.