Issue 9, January 2009

Issue 9, January 2009

Lemberg Maestro

Issue 9, January 2009.
Swiss maestro Gunhard Mattes is the founder and conductor of Lviv’s internationally-acclaimed INSO Lemberg orchestra, which celebrated its tenth anniversary at the close of 2008. A child prodigy who went on to perform alongside some of the greatest figures in modern classical music and lead the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra in Beijing, Mr. Mattes has formed a special bond with Lviv and created one of the most sparkling orchestras in the region.

Freelancing your way out of crisis

Issue 9, January 2009.
We have seen the financial crisis, which originated out of some very dubious lending procedures in the U.S sweep through the North American continent, spill over into Western Europe and Asia and steam roll into Ukraine.

Fast and Furious Ukrainian Hockey Action!

Issue 9, January 2009.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian hockey scene has been stuck in the doldrums

Ice-skating options in Lviv

Issue 9, January 2009.
In the late 19th century when Lviv was the eastern capital of the sprawling Central European Habsburg Empire, ice-skating was a popular city pastime, with a rink located on the city’s stunning Rynok Square.

Growing Reputation of the Ukrainian Alps

Issue 9, January 2009.
Ukraine’s enormous tourism potential has yet to be effectively harnessed, but the sector is showing signs of slow but steady progress towards the kind of facilities that could do justice to the country’s obvious appeal and help the next generation of Ukrainian capitalise on their natural riches.

Magical Mystery Tour Train Arrives!

Issue 9, January 2009.
Lviv’s booming tourism scene received a further boost on December 29 when the city unveiled its latest attraction – a brightly coloured tour train offering guided excursions or simply fun transport about the historic city centre.

Bard’s Annual Lviv Date

Issue 9, January 2009.
Celebrated Slavic bard Oleksandr Malinin traditionally comes to Lviv with his new concert programme at the end of each year.

Ivano-Frankivsk Ethno-Diva Rocks Lviv

Issue 9, January 2009.
Sensational Ivano-Frankovsk singer Natalya Dzenkiv is now better known by her stage name of Lama and she has a major following among the ethno-funk faithful of Lviv

Lviv Welcomes New Year 2009!

Issue 9, January 2009.
Clubs and restaurants across the city hosted special party programmes on December 31 as Lviv residents forgot the worries of the working world and welcomed in the New Year

Ukrainian Snow Sculptors Preparing for Canada

Issue 9, January 2009.
Ukrainian artists Orest Dzyndra (Lviv), Sergiy Klapetura (Vinnitsa) and Petro Romanyk (Kyiv) will all be representing the nation at the February 1-9 Festival of Snow Sculpture in Canada’s Quebec province

New Museum Opens Dedicated to Venerable Lviv Postal Service

Issue 9, January 2009.
On December 12 Lviv’s Bandinelli Palace (Rynok Sqr. 2) saw the official opening of a new museum dedicated to the history of the city’s postal services.

Original Interpretations of Ukrainian Classics

Issue 9, January 2009.
One of the more novel innovations of the 2008-9 Christmas holiday season in Lviv was a performance of modern interpretations of traditional Ukrainian Vertep allegorical theatre pieces by Lviv contemporary theatre actors.

Lemberg INSO Celebrate Ten Years

Issue 9, January 2009.
10th anniversary of the city’s Lemberg International New Symphonic Orchestra

Mr. Gryshko and St. Nicholas

Issue 9, January 2009.
On December 16 Lviv National Opera and Ballet theatre played host to a festive charity event organised by Ukrainian opera legend Volodymyr Gryshko

EBA West Ukraine community celebrates festive season

Issue 9, January 2009.
On December 16 The European Business Association held their final networking event of 2008

Charity arts auction for national memorial church fund

Issue 9, January 2009.
Lviv’s traditional Christmas festivities this year included a charity arts auction organised by students from the Lviv Banking University and entitled “Hope”

Starting a New Lviv Christmas Tradition

Issue 9, January 2009.
One of Lviv’s most cherished art galleries, Green Sofa, launched a new tradition in December 2008 of Christmas exhibitions

Austrian Airlines Celebrates New Year 2009

Issue 9, January 2009.
On December 19 the team from Austrian Airlines held their New Year corporate party at top Lviv nightlife venue Sofia. The event brought together the airline’s West Ukrainian staff as well as partner agencies from across the region.