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The Kharkov Philharmonic was founded in 1929 in the premises of the former club. This is the oldest concert organization in Ukraine. The Philharmonic was designed in 1885 in the image and likeness of the Tuileries Palace of the French kings in Paris. However, after the arson by the Paris Communards, all the interiors burned out.
History of the Philharmonic
At the end of the 19th century, the first film show in Ukraine took place in the Kharkov Philharmonic. Built on Russian soil, it was bombed in wartime, but miraculously remained almost a single copy of the unique acoustics of this type of building.
It was in the premises of the Kharkov Philharmonic (the photo of which can be seen in the article) that the successful premiere of the opera "Taras Bulba" and the wonderful ballet "Sleeping Beauty" took place at the time.
For many years, many famous art connoisseurs have dreamed of performing in concert at the Philharmonic Hall. Since in this way it was possible to fully show the beauty of their work and personal talent.
Kharkov Philharmonic was attended by such famous personalities as P. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov, F. Chaliapin, L. Sobinov, M. Battistini, A. Nezhdanova, V. Spivakov, A. Gavrilyuk and othersfamous artists.
Now the Philharmonic Society can surprise listeners with the wonderful playing of the symphony orchestra, the sound of the choir, the amazing performance of the ensemble and the bewitching organ music.
Address of the Philharmonic in Kharkov
The premises of the concert organization are located on a parallel street from one of the most prominent theaters in the city - HATOB. At the moment, the Philharmonic Hall is being restored, but according to the brilliant plan of the architects, it will retain its acoustic features. The main building is not open, and now the audience visits the Philharmonic through the entrance, which is located on the side of the new building.
Address of the Philharmonic: Kharkov, Rymarskaya street, 21. This is in the very center of the city. Right in the middle between Ploshchad Konstitutsii (formerly Sovetskaya) and Universitet metro stations.
When you enter the building, you can see a poster with descriptions of upcoming concerts and evenings. The Philharmonic's box office is located inside the premises and is open every day without a break from 11.00 to 19.00. Tickets can also be ordered on the official website of the institution online.
Ticket price varies from 60 to 300 UAH. They can be redeemed at the time when the ticket office is open, throughout the week, starting from the time of booking. The beginning of the sessions at the Philharmonic, as a rule, falls on 18.30.
For the privileged category of the population, with a certificate confirming the identity of a pensioner, there is a 20% discount.
At the end of May 2017 you can visitphilharmonic and hear the Maiboroda bandura chapel led by Yuri Kurach (Ukrainian folk and modern songs), as well as get to the performance of the 3 + 2 ensemble by Igor Snedkov (classics and hits of the ensemble).
The room has its own inimitable atmosphere and exceptional acoustics. The hall is more than 180 years old, it is not without reason that it was awarded the title of "monument of architecture". The building has a wardrobe, as well as a small collection of paintings by well-known artists in the city. The Philharmonic (Kharkiv, Rymarskaya), the photo of which you see below, can boast of having an organ that captivates with its grandeur.
The hall can accommodate about 600 seats. Decor and exterior finishes delight visitors, while technology and professional lighting enhance the effect, clear sound also helps the overall perception and understanding.
When the premises of the oldest concert organization were restored, you could listen to music in the beautiful organ hall, which is located in the Assumption Cathedral. Wonderful atmosphere and acoustics add power and sonority to the sound of the instrument. The hall opened more than 30 years ago. The premises of the organ are designed for 470 people. Every year there is a festival of organ and chamber music.
You can stop the choice at a concert for an adult audience or listen to the classics with the children. The repertoire in the Kharkov Philharmonic is very diverse. There are also suitable options for jazz lovers. Only neededchoose the genre you like and the convenient time to visit.
Concerts in progress:
- symphony orchestra under artistic director Y. Yanko;
- chamber choir led by People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of the National Prize of Ukraine. T. Shevchenko, Professor V. Palkin.
The concerts are divided into categories:
- organ music;
- symphony orchestra;
- vocal and choral performance;
- combined concerts;
- variety concerts;
Yuri Yanko is the director of the Philharmonic, chief conductor, and laureate of the Vakhtang Zhordania International Conducting Competition. The ensemble's works are preserved in the collections of the National Radio. Videos are broadcast in TV shows.
Live instrumental performance
In the early 80s, on the initiative of the People's Artist V. Palkin, a chamber choir was organized. After 10 years, he received the title of Philharmonic. The choir has repeatedly received awards and won victories in elite all-Ukrainian and international competitions.
The symphony orchestra has more than 100 professional musicians. Among them: the instrumental ensemble "3 + 2" under the direction of I. Snedkov, organist S. Kalinin, soloists-instrumentalists, soloists-vocalists of the chamber and pop genre, masters of the artistic word, artists of original genres. Orchestra members periodically participate in various international forumsclassical music.
The ensemble "3+2" involved graduate students from the Institute of Arts in Kharkov. Among the guys there are participants and winners of international and national competitions.
Every year the Philharmonic expands its repertoire, organizes new concerts and interesting programs. Creates conditions for family joint cultural recreation, promotes the musical development of children and youth.
The main function of the Philharmonic is to serve the arts, the institution is working to popularize domestic and foreign classical music, to preserve and develop the cultural traditions of peoples, to introduce young people to them.
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