Festival Chronicle, June-August 2018

International Music Festival OFest


The VI International Music Festival of Operetta, Opera and Musical “O-Fest” was held on June 9 -10, 2018. The festival took place, on June 9 in the municipal park of town of Bucha, on June 10, afternoon, at Singing Camp in Kyiv, evening – at Operetta Theatre. As the founder of the festival, director of the Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theatre, Bohdan Strutynsky said, “This event is important for the Operetta Theatre because it contributes, first of all, to professional and artistic growth of actors, experience exchange, interaction of singers representing vocal schools of different countries. And as for spectators, it’s a wonderful show and festive mood. Ukrainian spectators have a chance to see and hear world stars, operetta, opera and musical artists in live. Besides, the festival helpsto promote the operetta genre in the world”.

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Faine Misto, the Territory of Free People


“We are ready to develop Faine Misto (Fine City) 2018 with new strengths, new ideas and unlimited inspiration, to create a dream city for everyone who would like to forget about ordinary life and to have deep breathe of freedom. We would like to create a city, at least for 4 days, to where everyone would like to return”. With such feeling the festival has started on June 25-28, 2018, welcoming Festival’s inhabitants, Fine People, for seventh time.

In 2018, the Festival has been organized as a real city, a city of free people, divided by separate districts, each of which has had its unique appearance and attraction. However, the most important in Faine Misto is the festival atmosphere: everyone entering this territory has forgotten, at least, for several days, about ordinary problems and concerns. Only love, joy and freedom have dominated here during all festival days.

It is gratifying to note that the Festival Faine Misto is accessible for disabled people. The 50% discount of ticket price is granted for people with third degree of disability upon presenting the certificate. The entrance is free for people of the second degree of disability and of the first degree with accompanied person.

More details about the initiative and the festival you can find at: http://fainemisto.com.ua!

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Jazz on the Dnipro



Jazz on the Dnipro has been considered long time as a visit card of the city of Dnipro. Founded in 1968 the festival gathered super stars and gave a start to a galaxy of jazz musicians. Unfortunately, the instability of Ukraine in 21st century caused the multi-year pause lasted up to 2016 when Jazz on the Dnipro has gotten a new life.

The renovated festival is held in high summer. The main festival stage is located at the Monastery Island, a beautiful natural place at the down town. The “open air” format and the modern concept of musical program have founded receptive spectators giving chance to develop jazz audience.

In 2018, the festival was held on July 20-22, celebrating its 50 anniversary and getting together the best jazz musicians of the world. Besides concerts at the main stage, there were other events, as educational master classes for students of Music Conservatorium named after Hlinka, children music program and a contest of young performers of the partner project Jazz on the Pier.

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