Upcoming Lviv

A feast of Chamber music

Issue 17, October 2009.
The Szymanowski Quartet and Friends Chamber Music Festival, 16-18 October, Lviv Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall (7 Chaikovskoho Street) This recently introduced addition to the annual Lviv music festival calendar is a celebration of West Ukraine’s rich classical musical heritage and is also designed to illustrate the intertwined musical history that Ukraine shares with neighbouring Poland. The event will feature the acclaimed Polish foursome the Szymanowski Quartet along with such celebrated performers as violist Lyda Chen, pianist Vladimir Sverdlov and clarinet specialist Chen Halevi.

Looking for Lviv’s next generation of leaders

Issue 17, October 2009.
Savik Shuster’s search for regional leadership: Lviv casting, 14 November (venue to be confirmed – please see website for details nearer the date) For the past five years since the 2004 Orange Revolution Ukraine has enjoyed unprecedented media freedoms which have lead to the rise in a new generation of endless political talks shows and televised debates.

Complete theatrical improvisation!

Issue 17, October 2009.
Sixth annual ‘Drabyna’ International Contemporary heatre Festival, November 5-8, Theatres around the city Ever since its inception in late 2004 as the country bubbled along on a wave on national agitation that would eventually erupt into the Orange Revolution, Lviv’s challenging Drabyna festival has been all about offering an alternative. The festival is extremely post-modern in its approach sets out to give theatre performers complete freedom to let their imaginations run riot. Due to the rising reputation of the event, it has now introduced one single restriction – all performances must be not longer than one hour, in order to make sure that everybody has a chance!

Nothing personal, "no offence" … just art…

Issue 17, October 2009.
Lviv is known with exquisite taste reflected in art by a bit conservative and reserved style. Main benefit of these outwardly restrained Lviv art mood is keeping old traditions alive. However there are times when even the most conservative artists are interested in trying something new.

Belated Halloween Extravaganza!

Issue 18, November 2009.
Belated Halloween Extravaganza! Lviv Today magazine presents Halloween 2009 After Party, Picasso Nighclub (88 Zelena Street, Lviv) 28 November. The recent flu outbreak in Ukraine put paid to plans for a monster Miss Halloween party at top Lviv nightspot Picasso, but the event has now been rescheduled and will go ahead later this month.

Football addicts feast!

Issue 16, September 2009.
Football Federation of Ukraine, Lviv city council department of “EURO 2012” together with “Chernigivske” will present football addicts with two days of sport holiday – during October 10-11, Lviv center will be turned into high class fanzone. On Svobody avenue, in front of Opera and Ballet Theatre, will take place program, thoughtfully comprised by “Chernigivske” to meet all demands and tastes of football fans.

Incredible "Dolls World" in Lviv Art Palace

Issue 17, October 2009.
Main aim of the festival organizers of the event “Informational-creative center “365”” state popularization of the concept of authors dolls, development of the doll culture and creativity, presenting talented artists of the branch. For the present day, there are many different definitions to the concept of “doll” as well as various techniques of doll- making.

A special gift to Michael Jackson's fans

Issue 17, October 2009.
As Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment announced that Michael Jackson THIS IS IT will be released exclusively for a special, limited, two-week engagement worldwide on Wednesday, October 28th, Lviv will be part of the premiere network with Kinopalace “Kopernik”.

“Iron Lion 2009”

Issue 17, October 2009.
During October 16-18, 2009 Lvivites and guests of the city are invited to visit Festival of smithcraft “Iron Lion 2009” which will take place in the historical centre of Lviv on the square near Arsenal museum.

Exquisite Polish jazz in autumn Lviv

Issue 16, September 2009.
Art Association «Dzyga» and the Polish Institute in Kyiv presents Lvivites with concert of one of the most exquisite Polish jazz projects «Wlodek Pawlik Trio» within the Year of Juliusz Slowacki.