7 German cities put on tour of Kyiv Symphony

7 German cities put on tour of Kyiv Symphony


norman lebrecht

April 05, 2022

In a spontaneous gesture this morning, seven concerthalls in Germany booked a tour of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra in order to save the group from disbanding for lack of funds.

The tour starts April 25 at Dresden’s Kulturpalast, followed by the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin Philharmonie and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. The orchestra is led by its Italian chief conductor Luigi Gaggero, with soloists Diana Tishchenko and Aleksey Semenenko.

Good for the Germans. The rest of the world’s concert halls just look on.


  • MacroV says:

    It could catch on.

  • Anon says:

    Semenenko, not Semenko.

  • RW2013 says:

    Finally ve do somethink korrekt.

  • Helene Kamioner says:

    just wondering who is responsible for organizing this major orchestral tour?

  • PRK says:

    I would like to purchase online viewing of some of the concerts.

  • Andrey Boreyko says:

    As far as I know this orchestra will start their tour in Warsaw, where they with big support of Polish government and private sponsors will be located for the rehearsal period. I guess it’s fair to mention in this news

    • Hugo Preuß says:

      Thank you, Maestro Boreyko. I fondly remember the glory days of the Jena Philharmonic under your baton!