«BIGSHOW Agency» is organising a number of summer concerts in the Metropolitan Gardens (near the Cathedral of St. George) within the project «Ukraine 30». They are dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence and offered for Lviv residents as well as guests of the city, revealing all the variety of forms and genres of the musical soul of Ukraine (from ethnic to classical music).
The project starts on June 18 with a concert «Legends of World Jazz» at 19:30. This is a special program from the project «ShockolaD» – some of the best jazzmen in Ukraine and whole Eastern Europe. The leaders of the project who will perform on the stage are: drummer Ihor Hnydyn; pianist Anastasia Litvinyuk; bluesman and groove bassist Andrew Cohan; saxophonist with passionate improvisations Andriy Dulish. And, of course, the original and bright vocalists Yulia Shved and Pavlo Ilnytskyi (who is called «Ukrainian Sinatra»). The musicians will perform legendary jazz and popular hits by Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, Ray Charles and Ukrainian retro hits in their own arrangements.
(Here is a Lviv Now story about Andriy Dulish: «DEFINING THE LVIV VIBE. THE STORY OF A SAXOPHONIST WHO IMPRESSED THE AUDIENCE WITH A WILD SOLO»)
(You can see videos of ShockolaD here)
On June 19, at 19:30, «Lviv Virtuosos» will play a concert «From Vivaldi to McCartney» in the Metropolitan Gardens. Musicians will make a tour through the world of music, starting from light works by Strauss, Mozart and Vivaldi, and finishing with compositions that have become modern classics – works by Paul McCartney and songs from favorite movies.
In addition, summer jazz will sound in the Metropolitan Gardens on June 20 (Trinity Day in Ukraine), at 7:30 p.m. Ukrainian jazzmen will perform a special program of favorite vocal and instrumental hits and standards. The program «Summer Jazz in the Garden» is a selection of hits by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams and Ukrainian retro hits in their own arrangements. In particular, Anastasia Lytvyniuk and Ihor Hnydyn (leaders of the ShokolaD project), double bassist Serhiy Fedorchuk and vocalist Yulia Shved will be on stage that day. A special guest of the event is musician Solomiya Chubai.
Translated by Vitalii Holich
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