HomeNewsNews for March 2014The Odessa Opera musicians performed Ode to Joy in the Odessa Airport (video)

31 Mar

The Odessa Opera musicians performed Ode to Joy in the Odessa Airport (video)

The Odessa Opera orchestra and chorus took part in the action called Common Air that was held at 7 airports of Ukraine simultaneously on the 30th of March. The musicians performed the Anthem of the European Union, Ode to Joy (An die Freude) by BEETHOVEN. The Odessa Opera chorus also performed the National Anthem of Ukraine. Several hundreds of the passengers traveling by plane, the airport staff and residents of Odessa who had come on purpose of participating witnessed the event and became the audience for the fine performance.

Igor TCHERNETSKY conducted the orchestra and Leonid BUTENKO, Honored Art Worker of Ukraine, directed the Odessa Opera chorus.

We would like to remind you that the Odessa Opera Chorus together with the Odessa Philharmonic symphony orchestra had a similar flesh-mob action at the most famous Odessa market PRIVOZ on the 22nd of March. The conductor for that performance was People's Artist of Ukraine Hobart EARL.