Lviv Society

Opera with an Arabian Twist

Issue 98, February 2017.
Leopolitans and guests of the city were treated to a very special musical event on February 2nd when the Lviv Philharmonic Theatre hosted the Alcantara II concert, featuring Jordanian soprano Zeina Barhoum. The opera star has already sung at the best opera houses in Vienna, London, Paris, Rome, and across Europe before making her debut in Ukraine. In Lviv, she performed alongside Syrian tenor Bassem Alkhouri and the Lviv Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra directed by Italian Lorenzo Tazzieri.

Lviv Celebrates Chinese New Year

Issue 98, February 2017.
Celebrating China’s Lunar New Year has become a well-established tradition for Leopolitan fans of Oriental culture. This year, Leopolitans and guests of the city were delighted by events organised by the Lanhua Cultural Research Centre of Ukraine and China.

You Can Bank on A-Bank!

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv saw two new A-Bank branches open at the end of 2016 at 4 Pid Dubom St. (across from Forum Lviv Mall) and at 34 Volodymyra Velykoho St. Under the guidance of Chairman Yuriy Kandaurov, A-Bank has now opened up 193 branches across Ukraine.

Discover the Unforgettable Fairy Tale of Arłamów

Issue 97, January 2017.
At 590 metres above sea level in the centre of Poland’s magical Beskid Mountains you can find the spectacular Arłamów recreational centre. The complex features a 254-room 4-star hotel, 3 restaurants with their own unique menus, a coffee shop, a bar in the lobby, a nightclub with bowling and billiards, 4 conference halls that can accommodate up to 1500 people, and 2800 m2 of exhibition area.

Good Deeds Bring Joy!

Issue 97, January 2017.
Just in time for the holiday season, Lviv’s Fujikura Automotive Ukraine signed a memorandum of cooperation with the city’s Ohmatdyt regional children’s hospital to support better conditions for the patients and medical staff. In reality, the company has already worked with the hospital for nearly half a year, where they raised money for the purchase of a phototherapy lamp for the reanimation of newborns through the Happy Kilometre charity run and made a generous 500,000 UAH donation to help the hospital renovate its surgical department’s operating room.

Christmas Celebrations Come to a Close

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv’s always colourful and rich holiday event calendar once again attracted thousands of Leopolitans and guests of the city to the seasonal markets located on Rynok Square and along the Opera House alley. Merrymakers had a wide range of delicious Christmas treats and delightful folk crafts, while theatrical performances like Voskresinnya’s ‘When Angels Came From the Sky’ entertained the bundled-up crowds.

Davydenko’s ‘Action’

Issue 97, January 2017.
Notable Ukrainian artist Oleg Davydenko, whose works are in private collections across Europe, North America, and Japan, has brought his spectacular ‘Action’ exhibition to delight Leopolitans and guests of the city. Opened since December 20th, the exhibition is hosted by the Lviv Art Palace and features abstract paintings as well as bronze sculptures

ATO Soldiers Give Ukrainian Children a Special Holiday Gift

Issue 97, January 2017.
Last month, Lviv’s trendy Virmenka coffee shop played host to the unique presentation of the ‘ATO Soldiers Read Ukrainian Fairy Tales to Children’ cultural project. Ukrainian fighters also recorded an audio disc with the fairy tales which was released on St. Nicolaus Day Eve. The project features 18 soldiers who fought in the ATO zone between 2014-16 and represent different cities of Ukraine – Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Kharkiv, and Dnipro.

Ukraine’s Wackiest Festival

Issue 97, January 2017.
Malanka, or ‘Old New Year Celebrations’, is one of the most popular traditional festivals in Western Ukraine. It’s celebrated on the night of January 13th-14th, which marks New Year’s Eve according to the old Julian calendar. There perhaps is no greater place to check out the festival than in the village of Krasnoilsk, where Malanka is a highly-anticipated party. Locals, young and old, wear traditional masks and carnival costumes while strolling from house to house to sing carols, wish the hosts good luck, and playing pranks or short plays.

Symphony of Dance Premiere

Issue 96, December 2016.
If you’re a fan of tutus and pointe shoes, then make sure you don’t miss the Symphony of Dance at Lviv’s splendid Opera & Ballet Theatre. The ballet, which premiered on November 25th, features a combination of three beautiful classical ballets and modern dances. The sensational symphony was conceptualised by Honoured Artist of Ukraine Igor Khramov, the Artistic Director at Lviv’s Opera & Ballet Theatre dance company.