Upcoming Lviv

World famous musician at Lviv's "JazzBez"

Issue 18, November 2009.
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD. He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.

Tuneful melodies and inflammatory dances of Hungarian soul

Issue 17, October 2009.
For the first time in Lviv, on October 24th Lviv Philharmonic Theatre will host Hungarian rock-opera “On falcon’s wings” . Spectacular event, will present to Lvivites the best selection of Hungarian rock and folk music, skillfully performed by actors and dancers of theatre “ Mandala”.

Short films galore as Wiz-Art returns

Issue 17, October 2009.
“Screening 69” season of short films featuring the very best from this year’s Wiz-Art festival offerings, Each Thursday throughout October from 19.00, Conference Hall, Lviv Art Palace (Kopernika Street 17).

«LvivKlezFest» in multinational Lviv

Issue 17, October 2009.
During October 16-18, 2009 in Lviv will take place International Festival of Jewish music, dances and songs «LvivKlezFest» with participants from Ukraine, Poland, Russia, USA, Moldova. Klez Fest music is music of Jewish bands, where musicians have no idea about music notation, but could incredibly precisely reflect beauties of Jewish soul. This genre of music originated in small villages.

Attention! New phone codes become active from 14 October

Issue 17, October 2009.
On 14 October some major changes will be introduced into the codes used to make inter-city and international calls from Ukraine. For landline calls the ‘8’ which had previously been a required prefix...

Technology boffins swinging into town

Issue 17, October 2009.
Summit of B.E.S.T. Presidents, 5-11 November, Lviv Lviv’s growing reputation as a centre for educational excellence has seen it appearing on the academic festival radar more and more in recent years, and next month will see a major engineering event that will further illustrate this positive trend.

Lviv Fashion Week enters fourth season

Issue 17, October 2009.
Lviv Fashion Week, October 23-25, Lviv Art Palace (17, Kopernyka Street) Since its launch in 2008 Lviv Fashion Week has succeeded in establishing its brand both within Ukrainian fashion circles and as an exciting fringe event on the wider Eastern European scene. This fourth series of catwalk shows will feature a host of international designers joining their Ukrainian colleagues in the sumptuous surroundings of Lviv’s Art Palace.

Fashionable charity auction for Lviv kids

Issue 17, October 2009.
Lviv Fashion Week charity auction, 24 October from 12.00, Leopolis Hotel (16 Teatralna Street) One of the best things about an event like Lviv Fashion Week is all the fun fringe events which appear around the perimeter of the event programme, with plenty of sexy parties featuring crowds of glamorous models and flamboyant designers,but there is also a kinder and more community-spirited side to even this most fashionable of festivals.

A feast of Chamber music

Issue 17, October 2009.
The Szymanowski Quartet and Friends Chamber Music Festival, 16-18 October, Lviv Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall (7 Chaikovskoho Street) This recently introduced addition to the annual Lviv music festival calendar is a celebration of West Ukraine’s rich classical musical heritage and is also designed to illustrate the intertwined musical history that Ukraine shares with neighbouring Poland. The event will feature the acclaimed Polish foursome the Szymanowski Quartet along with such celebrated performers as violist Lyda Chen, pianist Vladimir Sverdlov and clarinet specialist Chen Halevi.

Looking for Lviv’s next generation of leaders

Issue 17, October 2009.
Savik Shuster’s search for regional leadership: Lviv casting, 14 November (venue to be confirmed – please see website for details nearer the date) For the past five years since the 2004 Orange Revolution Ukraine has enjoyed unprecedented media freedoms which have lead to the rise in a new generation of endless political talks shows and televised debates.