Issue 62, November 2013

Issue 62, November 2013

XIII “Jazz Bez” International Music Festival

Issue 62, November 2013.
Beginning in early December, ‘Jazz Bez’ presents its annual festival of jazz music, featuring an international array of talented musicians performing in Lviv. Lviv’s annual ‘Jazz Bez’ Festival is among the biggest in Eastern Europe, as it opens up new horizons and unites music lovers from many countries.

5th “Win With The Lion” Tourism Forum

Issue 62, November 2013.
The first “Win with the Lion” tourism forum took place in Lviv in 2009 and brought together representatives from museums and educational establishments, tourism, hotels and restaurants, and foreign and Ukrainian experts on cultural and educational issues. This year’s conference will feature presentations, workshops, interactive sessions, and other networking events involving speakers from Google Ukraine, TripAdvisor, Booking Ukraine, Research Amsterdam Marketing, European Travel Commission, European Tour Operators Association, and others.

“Lviv Nights”

Issue 62, November 2013.
Once again, Lviv museums will keep their doors open to visitors at night during autumn’s “Lviv Nights” festival. The three evening festival, running from November 16th to 18th, promises to be even more interesting and exciting this year. The last time Lviv hosted Museum Nights, on June 28-29, the city’s museums saw over 6000 visitors: families with small children, young couples, and elders.

Tina Karol in Concert

Issue 62, November 2013.
Tina Karol, one of Ukraine’s most famous pop singers, will perform at Lviv’s Opera and Ballet Theatre on December 3rd! The princess of Ukrainian pop, the singer comes to Lviv this month as part of her new “The Power of Love and Voice” tour, which will visit 26 cities in Ukraine from late November until February 2014.

Legendary British Musician in Lviv

Issue 62, November 2013.
Lviv club/pub “The Gas Station” is pleased to host a concert by keyboardist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer Ken Hensley. Best known for his tenure with long-running heavy metal act “Uriah Heep”, singer/multi-instrumentalist Ken Hensley was born in Hertforshire, England on August 24, 1945. During the mid-60’s he formed the psychedelic blues combo “The Gods” with Greg Lake and future “Rolling Stone” Mick Taylor, although Hensley only remained in the original line-up until the 1968 release of their debut album “Genesis”.

“DukeTime” in Lviv!

Issue 62, November 2013.
On November 18th, Odessa’s a cappella band “DukeTime” will perform at the Mariya Zankovetska Ukrainian Drama Theatre. The harmonious sound of “DukeTime” have won the hearts of audiences across Europe.

Ani Lorak in Concert

Issue 62, November 2013.
The princess of Ukrainian pop Ani Lorak, a singer, songwriter, and actress – not to mention former UN Goodwill Ambassador and 2008 Ukrainian Eurovision representative, will give a special concert at the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre on November 18th.

The Night of the AdEaters in Lviv!

Issue 62, November 2013.
The Night of the AdEaters, an event dedicated to showing advertising videos on the big screen in a unique and extravagant atmosphere, will take place on November 22nd at the Mariya Zankovetska Ukrainian Drama Theatre. Created and produced since 1981 by Jean Marie Bouriscot, this show is featured in more than 40 countries around the globe. Every year over 300,000 enthusiasts in more than 100 cities around the world meet-up for one night to enjoy the latest creative video commercials from over 50 countries. Notably, Ukraine has been hosting this event on and off for the last 11 years.

British Film Fest 2013

Issue 62, November 2013.
This year’s 13th annual British Film Festival will satisfy the even the most demanding appetites for British cinematography as it includes a tasty selection of recent British movie hits, which are expected to be hugely popular among Leopolitan film fans.

It’s Beaujolais Time!

Issue 62, November 2013.
This year, the “Transcarpathian Beaujolais 2013” festival will be held in a couple of locations – the “Fanfan” restaurant and the “Chardonnay” degustation hall. Transcarpathia is a region of unique beauty, interesting traditions, and a fine wine-making culture. As the region experiences great climate conditions, it is common for local farmers to own a small winery and participate in the several wine festivals held in Transcarpathia each year.

The IV “Drama. UA” Festival

Issue 62, November 2013.
“Drama. UA” is an international festival of experimental, alternative, and independent European theatre. Event participants will take part in the process of creating and discussing the newest forms of theatre along with well-known playwrights, directors, and critics. This year’s participants come from theatres in Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

Warsaw Chamber Opera in Lviv

Issue 62, November 2013.
The Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre is pleased to host the opera “Halka” by Stanislaw Moniuszko, the famed Polish composer, conductor, and teacher who is considered to be the founder of the Polish national opera. The renowned Warsaw Chamber Opera will perform this ambitious staging of the opera on November 16th at 19:00.

Baczewski Family: Alcohol Magnates, Art Patrons, and Socialists

Issue 62, November 2013.
Enjoy our monthly culinary tales of Stefko Rondel telling about “Baczewski Family: alcohol magnates, art patrons and socialists“

October-November Sport Digest

Issue 62, November 2013.
Find out about the I “Special Olympics – Lviv” sports festival, follow the dramatic results of Ukrainian National Football team and share emotions of BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” last basketball game.

Ukrainian DanceSport Championships

Issue 62, November 2013.
The Ukrainian DanceSport Championships, organized by the Ukrainian Dance Federation, were held at Lviv’s “Gratsya” (TM “Pivdenny”) sportcomplex on October 19-20.

“The Gypsy Baron” Premieres in Lviv

Issue 62, November 2013.
“The Gypsy Baron”, an operetta by Johann Strauss II, premiered at Lviv’s Opera and Ballet Theatre on October 17th. The operetta, performed in Ukrainian, features several prominent Ukrainian artists in the main roles, including Oleh Lyhach as Barinkay and Lubov Kachala as Saffi.

“Marketing in the Period of Uncertainty” Seminar

Issue 62, November 2013.
The “Marketing in the Period of Uncertainty” seminar, organized by HD Partners Legal Company LLC and Gold Ideas advertising company, was held on October 11th at resort “Panska Gora”. The event brought together 300 marketing specialists and public relations managers not just from Lviv, but also from Kyiv, and the Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Ternopil regions.

“Under High Castle” Polish Film Festival

Issue 62, November 2013.
The modern Polish cinema festival “Under High Castle” was held in Lviv from October 4-13. The event, organized by the General Consulate of Poland in Lviv together with the Polish Institute of Cinematic Art, showcased 26 film screenings, 13 supporting events featuring panel discussions, 9 educational lessons on the “History lesson in cinema”, exhibitions, concerts, book presentations, a photo-exposition, a quest, and more. Over 9500 people attended.

XIII International Economic Forum

Issue 62, November 2013.
The XIII International Economic Forum, titled ‘Globalization & Integration: Challenges and Decisions’, was held from October 10-12 at Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel in Truskavets. The event’s program featured several panel discussions and plenary sessions on strategic issues of development in Ukraine in the context of international globalization and integration, modernization of the national economy, and the introduction of strategic investment projects and innovative technologies.

Tributes to Spectacular Ukrainian Composer

Issue 62, November 2013.
Lviv’s Philharmonic Society Theatre celebrated accomplished Ukrainian composer, pianist, and conductor Myroslav Skoryk’s 75th birthday with a festive concert on October 20th. The event was the first of the “Week of Music by a Recognized Contemporary Composer” – a series of concerts dedicated to showcasing the musical heritage of Myroslav Skoryk.

Cheese & Wine Fest 2013

Issue 62, November 2013.
One of the most anticipated gourmet events of the year – the “Cheese & Wine Festival – 2013” – was held in Lviv from October 18-20. A huge fair featuring several varieties of cheese and wine from Ukraine’s renowned manufactures and local artisans was the event’s showcase.

Monument to Coffee Hero

Issue 62, November 2013.
A monument of Yuriy Kulchitsky, a Galician merchant, spy, diplomat, and soldier – considered to be a hero by the people of Vienna for his actions during the 1683 Battle of Vienna – was unveiled in Lviv’s Danylo Halytsky Sq. on Oct. 22.

Project “50”

Issue 62, November 2013.
The art project “50”, featuring Western Ukrainian contemporary art and featuring works from 50 perspective artists, was on exhibition at Lviv’s Lubomyrski Palace from October 4 – November 4. The artwork showcased various genres, techniques, creative ideas and presented art lovers with the unique opportunity to get acquainted with modern trends in Ukrainian art.

Lviv Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2014

Issue 62, November 2013.
Lviv hosted the XII Annual Lviv Fashion Week “Spring/Summer 2014” from October 23-27, giving fashion fans the wonderful opportunity to review the newest collections from fashion designers from Poland, Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Israel. Fashion shows featured outfits from designers Marta Wachholz, OKSANA MUKHA, Oksana Piekna, SHADOYAN FASHION (Armenia), Valentina Nebarsky (Belarus), Ivanna Yukhymchuk, and others. Designers Sergey Proskurnya (Donetsk), Amina Vyshnevska (Kyiv), and Joanna Wietrzycka (Poland) presented their debut collections.

Fresh Financial Solutions

Issue 62, November 2013.
On October 25, 2013 at Lviv’s historical part of the city on Osmomysla sq. took place festive opening of the A-Bank affiliate. The event was held within implementation of bank’s strategy on improving services standards and creating more favorable conditions for the clients. The premises boasts modern design featuring interesting architectural ideas successfully combined with spaciousness and enhanced comfort.

Lviv 2022: Olympic Hope or Olympic Nope?

Issue 62, November 2013.
Ukrainian International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and former world pole vaulting champion Sergey Bubka knows something about setting the bar high. So high in fact, that nearly 20 years after setting the current world record, not a single human has even come within 10 cm. So when he announced at the third Ukraine Sports Congress in Kyiv this summer that Ukraine was moving ahead with a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Lviv and the Carpathian Mountains, it made sense to hear him out. After all, this is a man who has made a career out of (literally) reaching for the sky and making believers out of non-believers.