Mykolaiv musicians toured in western Ukraine

Mykolaiv ensemble of folk instruments “Patterns” performed in the west of Ukraine. Four oblasts were visited with the concert program: Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Khmelnytsky.

Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi, director of the Mykolaiv Regional Philharmonic, told Sospilny correspondents about this.

“Due to the martial law, we could not organize concerts in Mykolaiv, because the Palace of Culture of the Builders, where the artists of the Philharmonic Orchestra worked in recent years, has no suitable storage. That is why, unfortunately, we could not work,” said Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi.

Musicians from Mykolaiv near the front went on tour in western Ukraine
Performance of the “Patterns” collective in Ivano-Frankivsk. Photo: Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi
The director of the philharmonic says that the “Scene in the Hideout” was arranged in the Mykolaiv Academic Art Theater. The soloists of the regional philharmonic have already given a concert – in honor of Mykolaiv City Day, and other artists’ performances are planned.

“The Mykolaiv Regional Philharmonic has partially resumed its work for the Mykolaiv audience. Connoisseurs of musical art are waiting for the concerts of a new creative project in the format “Philharmonic under cover,” says Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi.

Until it was possible to share creativity offline, the team recorded their works for social networks.

“And then I called the directors of the philharmonics of Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Khmelnytskyi regions. There they agreed on their own work schedules, and now there was such an opportunity for Mykolaiv artists to perform in these four regions,” says Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi.

The performance program includes Ukrainian songs, as well as musicians performing works from European countries. They say, as a sign of gratitude for the help of these countries to Ukraine.

“From musicians and just people, we received many words of thanks for coming at all, for performing Western Ukrainian melodies. We were asked: “How do you feel? “Probably, the relatives were hustling?”, Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi says.

Musicians from Mykolaiv near the front went on tour in western Ukraine
Performance of the “Patterns” collective in Ternopil. Photo: Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi
The ensemble was preparing this program from the beginning for the concert that was to be held in Mykolaiv in March. But the war made its adjustments.

“Until mid-April, we were still meeting, coming to rehearsals, recording individual works. And then we saw that there was no place for concerts, because at that time the theater did not have a sheltered stage. That’s why people simply left,” says Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi .

The entire team arrived in Ternopil on August 26, a few days before the performance.

“Now it is generally difficult to sell concerts, some have no money, some are preoccupied with other problems. However, people came to our concerts in these four regions, performances took place in regional philharmonic societies. There were additional performances in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil,” says Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi

Musicians from Mykolaiv near the front went on tour in western Ukraine
Performance of the “Patterns” collective in Ivano-Frankivsk. Photo: Oleksandr Dobrovolskyi
In Mykolaiv, the chamber orchestra’s next concert will be held on September 18 — “For those who missed Vivaldi”, a performance by the Ars Quartet. The program includes musical works by Vivaldi, Handel, Lulli, Boccherini.

“Time, events, people”

On the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the creation of the Mykolaiv region, the employees of the Mykolaiv regional universal scientific library prepared a book exhibition.

This was announced on the library’s Facebook page.

“The exhibition entitled “Mykolaiv region: time, events, people” presents materials from the library’s collection: books on the history of the region, publications dedicated to prominent figures of Mykolaiv region – writers, scientists, cultural and public figures, photo albums, encyclopedic publications and reference books the history and culture of the region,” says the report.

Time, events, people. A book exhibition was prepared for the anniversary of the founding of the Mykolaiv region
Book exhibition for the anniversary of the Mykolaiv region. Photo: Mykolaiv OUNB
The exhibition can be seen from September 22 to October 31 in the department of documents and scientific research on local history at the address: Mykolaiv city, Mariupolska Street, 9.

What is known

Mykolaiv Oblast was created as a result of the administrative reform of the USSR on September 22, 1937.