On January 22, 2020, within the framework of the Week of Ukraine in Kuwait and “Al-Qurain” Cultural Festival, a concert of Ukrainian Symphonic Orchestra “Kyiv-Classic” led by the renowned conductor Herman Makarenko was held in Kuwait, as well as a photo exhibition dedicated to the Day of Unity of Ukraine. The event was held under the organizational and financial support of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters of Kuwait.
In addition to the music of world-known composers, the orchestra performed the samples of Ukrainian and Arabic music. Some pieces were performed in collaboration with Ukrainian pianist and composer Yevgen Khmara. The Maestro’s surprise were the songs of the famous Arab singers Fairuz and Um Kolthum performed by Kateryna Vovchuk.
In his speech the Ambassador of Ukraine to Kuwait Dr. Oleksandr Balanutsa congratulated the Ukrainians on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the proclamation of the Union Act between Ukrainian National Republic and Western Ukrainian National Republic, emphasized unity between representatives of different regions of Ukraine, as well as the spiritual unity between the Ukrainian and Kuwaiti people.