On February 14, 2013 the Embassy of Ukraine hosted a concert “Romantic Ukraine” to commemorate the 200th anniversary of famous Ukrainian - Semen Hulak-Artemovsky.
S.Hulak-Artemovsky was a Ukrainian opera composer, singer, great actor and author of the first Ukrainian opera “Zaporozhets za Dunayem” that became a part of a golden fund of the national musical heritage. This opera is a remarkable achievement of the composer, which embodies national peculiarities of Ukrainian folklore and life.
This year Ukraine celebrates 150th anniversary of the premier of “Zaporozhets za Dunayem”. In 1939, a movie based on this story was done in the U.S.
A brief story on S.Hulak-Artemovsky was followed by a concert wherein Ukrainian musicians performed unforgettable pieces of the authentic folk music and overture from the comic opera.
In the photo: "Gerdan" duettists Solomia Horohivska and Andriy Pidkivka