Ukrainian Week on Austrian Radio
Bilateral Year of Culture Ukraine-Austria 2019 is over, but Ukrainian culture keeps winning the Austrian audience
On May 23, a week dedicated to Ukrainian culture kicked off on the Austrian broadcaster ORF, Österreich 1 radio. The programme "NEXT DOOR: UKRAINE" (NEBENAN: UKRAINE) included:

→ A series of interviews and presentations of works by composers Maksym Shalyhin, Alla Zagaykevych, Anna Korsun, Oleksiy Shmurak, and Maksym Kolomiyets;
→ Reading excerpts from novels by Oksana Zabuzhko, Mariana Gaponenko, Andriy Kurkov, and Maria Matios;
→ Jazz by Andriy Prozorov and Vadym Neselovsky;
→ Concert of classical music by Borys Lyatoshynsky, Yevhen Stankovych, and Valentyn Silvestrov;
→ "Exile in the Homeland", a programme dedicated to preserving the identity of the Crimean Tatars in mainland Ukraine.

The detailed programme is available at the link.

The Programme "Exploring Europe's Neighbourhood" (Erkundungen in Europas Nachbarschaft) takes place three times a year and focuses on the cultural, historical, and scientific context of the EU's neighbours. The Austrian radio has already told their audience about Egypt, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Israel, Armenia, and other countries.

Last year, the Ukrainian Institute implemented two joint radio projects with the main Austrian public broadcaster ORF. The concert "Schubert. Lyatoshynsky. Kühr" included Lyatoshynsky's Third Symphony in the original, uncensored version performed by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra ORF. In addition, the Institute became a partner of the Musikprotokoll festival, which featured works by Valentin Silvestrov, Maxim Shalygin, and Maxim Kolomiyets, in particular.

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