On the birthday of the world-famous genius of the Ukrainian people Taras Shevchenko, an artistic action "Free Sky" in support of the call of the Ukrainian people and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the West and other countries to close the sky over our country and stop the war will take place on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv.
Under the direction of the conductor, "Artist of UNESCO in the name of peace" Herman Makarenko, musicians of the Kyiv-Classic Symphony Orchestra who remained in the Ukrainian capital will perform the National Anthems of Ukraine and Europe (a piece of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy") and a number of famous Ukrainian musical compositions.
In particular, the orchestra will perform a fragment of the ballet "Lileya" by Ukrainian composer Kostiantyn Dankevych based on the ballad of the same name by Taras Shevchenko; "Kozachok" from the first opera on the libretto in Ukrainian "Zaporozhets za Dunayem" by Semen Hulak-Artemovsky; Ukrainian folk song "Nich yaka misiachna"; fragment of the overture to the opera "Taras Bulba" by Mykola Lysenko.
"We want the music of peace, the music of life in our performance to reach the heart of every resident of the free world and the leaders of these countries to help them find a decision that would make the Ukrainian sky, under which we will perform, safe," Herman Makarenko emphasized.
The event will be broadcast live on the air of a single marathon of all TV channels.