National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine visit Goshen College Feb. 28

Performing Arts Series Concert: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Date and Time: Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Tickets: $45, $40 or $30, available online at or at the Box Office (, 574.535.7566).

The 95-member National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU), considered one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, with multiple Grammy Award nominations, will perform at Goshen College’s Sauder Concert Hall on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Formed in 1918 and conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko, the distinguished ensemble will display its brilliance, warmth and expressive versatility in splendid program that will feature Ukranian Cellist Natalia Khoma performing Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo” Variations for cello, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 and “Grazhyna” Symphonic Ballade by Ukranian composer Borys Lyatoshynsky.

Tickets are between $30-$45 and are available online at or at the Box Office (, 574.535.7566).

The Orchestra has gained international notoriety over a rather short period of time as they have released more than 100 sound recordings since 1993. Most of the recordings have received international honors including Silvestrov’s “Requiem for Larissa,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005. In 1994, the Australian Broadcasting Company ranked the recording of Boris Lyatoshynsky’s Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3 as “The Best Recording of the Year.”

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine has attained international fame and ultimately a worldwide demand for their music as the symphony has performed throughout 28 countries. The orchestra has gained high praise from many across the globe including Bravos Hail Orchestra, which described NSOU as an orchestra with many virtues. “Its strings can conjure up a vibrant songfulness; the woodwinds have a fruity, penetrating ripeness; the brass could endanger the walls of Jericho; the percussion might wake the dead.”