Festival Orchestra is one of the highlights of KharkivMusicFest. Each year it unites a unique group of musicians from leading orchestras and chamber ensembles from Ukraine, as well as other countries. KMF’s Festival Orchestra first assembled back in 2018, rendering it first of its kind in Ukraine.
In 2021 KMF’s Festival Orchestra will gain an international extent, as it will welcome a host of leading artists from national symphony and chamber orchestras from nine different countries: Greece, Georgia, Estonia, Italy, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Azerbaijan. Many of them perform in top orchestras in their native countries, among which are Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, and Latvian and Estonian National Symphonic Orchestras.
Programme for the 7th of April will include the following pieces by Beethoven: the renowned Fifth Symphony, Fantasia for Piano, Choir and Orchestra (Choral Fantasy, Op. 80), as well as “Carpathian Concerto” performed by the legendary composer Myroslav Skoryk.
The concert will be supervised by Fakhraddin Kerimov – a conductor, and an Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan. Since 2001 he has worked as a music director and main conductor of the Izmir State Opera and Ballet (Turkey). From 2007 Mr Kerimov became the conductor for The Hajibeyov Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra. Apart from Turkey and Azerbaijan, his touring route includes countries, like Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Belarus, Romania, Japan, etc.