Special Project of New Era Orchestra and Odesa Classics Festival
Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
New Era Orchestra
Artistic Director and Conductor: Tatiana Kalinichenko
Soloist: Joshua Bell (violin, USA)
New Era Orchestra, one of the most renowned orchestras in Ukraine, led by its Art Director and Conductor Tatiana Kalinichenko, performs two concerts with Maestro Joshua Bell (violin, USA): on May 22 at the National Odessa Opera and on May 23 in Kyiv at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.
Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, who won GRAMMY®, Mercury®, Gramophone and OPUS CLASSIC awards, as well as the Avery Fisher Prize. He has played with virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world, performed for three U.S. Presidents and recorded music for a number of feature films, including an Academy Award winner The Red Violin, as well as appeared in the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle and in numerous TV specials and documentaries.
New Era Orchestra is considered to be one of the most successful independent orchestras in Ukraine and is a cultural ambassador of Ukraine on the world’s music stage. Since 2007 New Era Orchestra has been consistently acclaimed by Ukrainian and international audiences. Its musicians combine virtuosity with innovative spirit, finding unexpected parallels between classical and contemporary music, while Maestro Kalinichenko’s conducting style is known for its expressivity and radiant energy.
Europe is gradually reopening, following lockdowns caused by the pandemic, and these concerts will be the first major live cultural events in Ukraine in more than a year. The concerts will be held in strict compliance with the public health safety regulations and protocols.
Maestro Bell, the New Era Orchestra and Maestro Kalinichenko support music education, and so young talented musicians will participate in the Odessa and Kyiv concerts. A portion of the tickets for both concerts will be distributed free of charge among music school teachers.
Odesa National Opera. Special Project of New Era Orchestra and Odesa Classics Festival – Concert of Joshua Bell (violin, USA) & New Era Orchestra with the generous support of Odesa Business Club and Andrеy Stavnitser.
The National Philharmonic of Ukraine Kyiv, Concert of Joshua Bell ( violin, USA) & New Era Orchestra
Principal Sponsor – Chopivsky Family Foundation, which has been an important long-term supporter of Ukraine’s cultural development.
The concert is supported by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC); Effective Investments Company and Igor Liski; Depsol Technologies; Asters; Charity Fund “Believe in yourself”; Great Plains International; DLA Piper; Irina Paliashvili and Taras Tsiganok; Nonna and George Khouri; Eric and Oksana Luhmann; Sasha, Leo and Maxim Tall.
Joshua Bell together with New Era Orchestra will perform First Violin Concerto by Max Bruch. The program will also feature Symphony N7 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Joshua Bell is an outstanding American violinist. At the age of 14 he debuted with Riccardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York. He has been entered in the Hall of Fame in Hollywood in 2005. In 2010 Musical America named him the “instrumentalist of the year”. In spite of his extensive tour schedule, he has released more than 40 albums as an exclusive Sony Classical artist. A multiple nominee and recipient of Grammy Awards and many other prestigious awards, Maestro Bell has partnered with such global and diverse artists as Sting, Renee Fleming, and Chris Botti. A 2007 Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, Bell has recorded soundtracks for multiple films, including Academy Award winner The Red Violin.
Joshua Bell is actively involved in Education Through Music and Turnaround Arts, which provides musical instruments and arts education to children.
In 2007 Washington Post newspaper has conducted an experiment, centered on Bell performing incognito in a Washington D.C. mero station. During his performance, which was on a busy morning, more than 1000 people passed by the violinist, and only few stopped to listen, with the donations amounting to $32. The news about this experiment spread around the world and sparked an ongoing conversation about artistic reception and context.
Maestro Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin.
The Boston Herald
New Era Orchestra – is a leading independent chamber orchestra in Ukraine, co-founded in 2007 by its Artistic Director and Conductor, Maestro Tatiana Kalinichenko. One of the priorities of New Era Orchestra is development of international cultural cooperation. In the course of more than a decade, its outstanding projects have reached the highest artistic standards, contributing to the cultural image of Ukraine in the world.
New Era Orchestra first performed with Joshua Bell in his Ukraine debut in Kyiv in 2015, an event widely acclaimed as the iconic musical event of the year. The Orchestra has also performed with such global stars as the U.S.’s Sarah Chang and France’s Gautier Capuçon, and in 2018 became the first Ukrainian ensemble to perform in the official program of “Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey”, which since 1946 has been one of the most prestigious music festivals in Europe.
New Era Orchestra was the first orchestra in Ukraine which has performed the works of the most prominent contemporary composers: John Adams (USA), Philip Glass (USA), Michael Nyman, John Tavener, Max Richter (Great Britain), Avner Dorman (Israel), Iannis Xenakis (Greece), Takashi Yoshimatsu (Japan), Arturs Maskats (Latvia) etc.
Tatiana Kalinichenko – is the co-founder, Art Director and Conductor of New Era Orchestra. She has initiated such cultural projects as Ukrainian Seasons, Musical Bridges, Ukrainian meets Ukrainian, Dom Master Klass. Tatiana Kalinichenko is one of the best conductors of her generation and a strong leader of a big team. Under her initiative many world-famous musicians have collaborated with Ukrainian musicians.
Tatiana Kalinichenko is constantly working to create the network of productive connections in the world’s musical scene, constantly striving to elevate the recognition of Ukrainian musicians at the global stage.