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A very special concert for one night only at Cadogan Hall

Next month Cadogan Hall plays host to a very special performance as part of Zurich International Orchestra Series. For one night only the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs here as part of its UK tour, returning to the UK for the first time in over 20 years with a rich programme of music by Richard Strauss, Bruch, Sibelius, and Ukrainian composer Borys Lyatoshynsky.

The Orchestra is one of the oldest and most significant cultural institutions in Ukraine and is recognised as one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. It has continued rehearsing and performing at its concert hall in Kyiv since the war broke out and, with no flights in or out of Ukraine, the 90-strong orchestra will be taking a 20-hour coach journey to Warsaw where they'll then board a flight to Heathrow.

The Orchestra has carefully selected repertoire that showcases its Ukrainian culture and current situation as well as its musical prowess, from Richard Strauss' life-affirming and Sibelius' patriotic tone poems to Lyatoshynsky's Second Symphony – a particularly fine work which, in its dramatic accessibility, is a major statement of Ukrainian national solidarity. Bruch's beloved Violin Concerto, performed by soloist Oleksii Semenenko, completes the programme conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko.

Strauss Don Juan
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Sibelius Finlandia
Lyatoshynsky Symphony No. 2

Volodymyr Sirenko conductor
Oleksii Semenenko violin
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine: Thursday 19 October, 7.30pm, Cadogan Hall, London

Further Information: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine | Cadogan Hall