Concert permormed by the Chicago symphonic orchestra led by Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits
On the 10th of October Chicago witnessed the tremendous success of the concert performed by the Chicago symphonic orchestra led by the famous Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits. The concert was followed by the reception and the photo exhibition “Impressive Ukraine” organized by the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the assistance of the Kyiv Committee Chicago Sister Cities International.
Maestro Karabits was born in Ukraine. He is the principle conductor of the UK Orchestra. In 2013 he received the prestigious musical award of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
The Consul General of Ukraine Larysa Gerasko addressed the welcoming speech to the representatives of the diplomatic corps, Chicago authorities, Ukrainian community, the musicians and the other guests of the event.
In her speech the Consul General emphasized the importance of promoting the Ukrainian culture, which will deepen and improve perception of Ukraine and its cultural heritage abroad. Ukraine does its best to popularize its culture, art and music.
For his part Kirill Karabits expressed his gratitude to Ukraine and noted great contribution of the Ukrainian art to the world cultural heritage and developing Ukrainian state.
The following day after the concert musical critic Howard Reich in the columns of the most-read daily newspaper “Chicago Tribune” designate Maestro’s performance as impressive.
We are sincere thankful any and all who shared with us this night with Ukrainian spirit.