Argentinean Tango,Nils Petter Molvaer, Oscar Shorts nights and more...
February 15, 7 p.m.
(30/1, vul. Hrushevskoho, Kyiv)
The passionate Argentinean tango will certainly fill a cold winter night with heartwarming emotions. An exciting dance show, following the best traditions of Buenos Aires, includes the sparkling and sophisticated tango performed by some top couples both from Ukraine and Argentina. Trinidad Arfó will play for the dancers, and Carlos Roulet will sing for the public. The group has toured many festivals and stages around Kyiv, Donetsk, Krakow, Minsk, Moscow and a range of European cities.
February 19, 8 p.m.
Nils Petter Molvaer
CLOSER art center
(31, vul. Nyzhnioyurkivska, Kyiv)
Nils Petter Molvaer is one of the best known representatives of Norwegian jazz school. He will present it to the Kyiv audience on the Thursday night. A fearless fan of music experiment, he has absorbed a huge variety of music but sticks to rhythm and emotions as the key components of his sound. Nils is inseparable with his trumpet that has that special sensational and melancholic timbre framed with electronic rhythm and beats. The combination keeps the audience engaged throughout the concert. That may be one of the reasons why many think of Nils’ concerts as sessions of music meditation.
From February 20
Oscar Shorts nights
Movie theatres in Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine
The screening of the best short films nominated for the 2013-2014 Academy Awards is soon to start in movie theatres all over Ukraine. It will precede the 85th Academy Awards ceremony. The programme includes films of various genres, countries and authors, all united by the element of artistic value and one of the top awards in cinematography. The Ukrainian audience will have a chance to see the British film The VoormanProblem, a Spanish short film Aquél no era yo (That Wasn’t Me), the French movie Avant que de tout perdre (Just Before Loosing Everything), and other films nominated for the Oscars.
March 8, 4 p.m.
Teulis shadow show
Tchaikovsky National Music Academy
(1-3/11, vul. Horodetskoho, Kyiv)
Spring will arrive in Kyiv along with a show from Teulis, a world-renowned shadow theatre. It uses elements of acrobatics, theatre art, optical illusions and video projections in its shows. Black silhouettes create unbelievable plots and stories. Great music arrangement accompanies the performance perfectly. Over the past few years, the theatre has gained many fans in Italy, Czech Republic and Slovakia where it competed in talent shows. It has also toured many more countries.
March 8, 8 p.m.
Good Old Jazz
(6, vul. Saksahanskoho, Kyiv)
Ukraine’s best jazzmen will gather at the Movie Palace in Kyiv to present the audience with their Good Old Jazz music show. Dmytro Aleksandrov, the founder of the Skhid-Side jazz band, will play saxophone and Ruslan Yehorov will sing to the accompaniment of the Kyiv Soloists conducted by Dmytro Yablonsky. Accompanied by a chamber strings orchestra, the jazz masters will play songs by the legends of the world jazz, from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald to Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder and more.
March 20, 7 p.m.
International Culture and Arts Centre
(1, vul. Instytutska, Kyiv)
A fusion of classic opera and modern pop-music may sound like a strange combination to those who never heard it performed by Tenors Bel'canto. Music lovers who had a chance to at least once go to the band’s concert appreciate the beauty and originality of the mix. The quartet sings pieces in various languages, from French, Spanish and Italian to Polish, English and Ukrainian. That is not the only element of diversity as the tenors sing both lyric songs, and masterpieces of world classics, wowing the audience with the power of their voices.
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