Returning to the UK for the first time in twenty years, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine marks its maiden Manchester concert on Fri 27 Oct with a ‘powerful moment of cultural solidarity’ as part of The Bridgewater Hall’s International Concert Series 2023-24.

Performing with unbowed, triumphant defiance following Russia’s devastating invasion, the concert centres on Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1, one of the most beloved concertos in the repertoire. Led by Artistic Director Volodymyr Sorenko, the orchestra opens with a poignant symphonic poem by Boris Lyatoshynsky – considered the founding father of Ukrainian contemporary music – and concludes with Sibelius’ transcendent First Symphony.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine has played an historically integral part of the country’s musical life since its inception in 1918, and they reinforce their role as longstanding ambassadors for their homeland at a moment when cultural celebration, amplification and protection has never been more urgent.

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A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 27 Oct, 7.30pm, The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS
, Tel: 0161 907 9000, £25-£44
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 21 Aug 2023