Ukraine: National Symphony Orchestra
We’re delighted to be one of 17 major UK concert venues welcoming The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) for the 1st time in over 20 years. Join us to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine during this conflict and support the continuation of their rich musical culture.
NSOU was formed by Ukraine’s Council of Ministers in 1918. It is the country’s principal orchestra and recognised as one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe.
The 98-strong orchestra has achieved world-wide recognition through its many international tours, which include Australia, the US, Europe and Asia.
Since 1993, it has released more than 100 critically acclaimed recordings featuring both Ukrainian and international repertoire. In 1994, the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) rated NSOU’s recording of Boris Lyatoshynsky’sSymphonies No. 2 and No. 3 as “The Best Recording of the Year”. The recording of Silvestrov’sRequiem for Larissa was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005 and the recording of Bloch and Lees’ Violin Concertos was nominated for a Grammy Award four years later.