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International Cooperation

The Odessa garrison Military orchestra has gone to Germany.

On April, 18th the orchestra of the Odessa garrison of the Southern operative command, under the control of lieutenant colonel Ivan Chirki, has gone to Germany for the participation in the International festival of military orchestras. As it was informed in the press-centre of the Southern operative command, except odessits, military musical collectives from the Netherlands, the Great Britain, Austria, Germany, Czechia and Hungary will act before German listeners.
The organizers of festival also  suggested Odessa musicians to act in the greater halls of the sports complexes too. The Odessa garrison orchestra of the Southern operative command will return to Odessa presumably on 25-th of April.

INFORMATION: Odessa's garrison Orchestra of the Southern operative command was formed 45 years ago, by  the honoured artist of Ukraine - lieutenant colonel Ivan Lopan. There were an outstanding composers: Dmitriy Shostakovich and Tihon Hrennikov repeatedly at the concerts of the orchestra
In summer 1990, in Netherlands, collective took part in the military orchestra’s festival for the first time. Beatrice, the Queen of the Netherlands, who listened masterly playing of the Odessa musicians, has noted, that it is possible to consider the 39-th International festival the best, because the Odessa garrison orchestra took part in it.

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