Kharkiv Music Fest


KharkivMusicFest initiated the creation of the Children’s Symphony Orchestra in Kharkiv in 2019. The ensemble aims to unite talented children and teenagers aged 10-18 years old and allow them to play music together, learn about the masterpieces of classical music, and perform at the best concert venues in Kharkiv as in other cities and countries.

During the three years of the project’s existence, the young orchestra has managed to work with different conductors: Vitaly Lyashko, Nataliia Stets, Nazar Yakobenchuk, Yurii Yakovenko(Ukraine), Vitali Alekseenok(Germany) and  Stanislav Khristenko(USA), and has repeatedly performed on the Kharkiv Philharmonic Hall stage.

the Children’s Symphony Orchestra gave a concert as a part of KharkivMusicFest-2021. This project unites young orchestrators from Kharkiv with talented young musicians from Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Dnipro and other parts of Ukraine.

The young talents are taught by professional musicians with many years of experience at conservatoires and the best orchestral ensembles in the country.

The repertoire of Kharkiv MusicFest Children’s Symphony Orchestra includes not easy opuses for children, but serious classics: Coriolan and Egmont Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Ballet Suite “Thousand and One Nights” by Sergii Bortkevych, Danzón by Arturo Márquez etc. Thanks to the financial support of KharkivMusicFest, participation in the orchestra is free.

The head of the Children’s Symphony Orchestra is Viktor Ashmarin.

Children’s orchestra programme:

– Ludwig van Beethoven. Symphony No. 5 (1 part)

– Ludwig van Beethoven. Coriolan Overture Op. 62

– Ludwig van Beethoven. Egmont Overture Op.84

– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183/173dB

– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Piano Concerto No 23 in A-Major, KV 488

– Sergii Bortkevych. 1001 Nights Suite (selected parts) 

– Myroslav Skoryk  Melody for Violin Solo (solo of 2 violinists)

– Myroslav Skoryk. Carpathian Rhapsody(clarinet solo)

– Johann Strauss(Father) The Radetzky March Op. 228  

– Johann Strauss(Father). Pizzicatto Polka

– Antonín Dvořák. Slavonic Dances (2,3,8)

– Gabriel Fauré. The Awakening (oboe solo)

– Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Concerto for flute (solo saxophone)

– Sergei Prokofiev. Romeo and Juliet, II part

– Dmitry Bortnyansky. Overture to the opera “The Falcon”

– Dmitry Bortnyansky. Overture to the opera “Alcide”

– Karen Khachaturian. Ballet Cipollino

– Edvard Grieg. Peer Gynt  Suite (Selected parts)

– Giuseppe Verdi. Overture to the opera “La Vespers de Sicilia”

– Georges Bizet. Farandole from music to A. Daudet’s drama “The Arlesian” 

– Camille Saint-Saëns. Symphonic poem  “The Dance of Death”

– Camille Saint-Saëns. “Bacchanal from the “Samson and Dalila” opera 

– Pietro Mascagni. Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo – Arturo Márquez. Danzón Nº 2