Ukraine. Music in Wartime | A journey through film and music with Hobart Earle

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Friday, March 31, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (WALL80) See map
80 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

“Ukraine. Music in Wartime” A journey through film and music with Hobart Earle, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the world-renowned Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra.
Maestro Earle will pay homage to members of his orchestra—many of whom are currently displaced by the war in Ukraine or fighting the Russian invasion of their country—by presenting high-quality video recordings of their performances from 2014-2023, featuring various musical compositions by Ukrainian and international composers. His presentation will explore lesser-known moments in Ukrainian history, how performers adapt to life during wartime, and how music itself is transformed for the listener due to current events.
- Flash Mob from the Odesa Fish Market, March 22, 2014
- In memoriam … 24.02.2022 — 24.03.2022
with music from Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21 “Kaddish” and various musical compositions by Valentyn Silvestrov, Giuseppe Verdi, Yevhen Adamstevych, Alemdar Karamanov, George Gershwin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Reinhold Gliere, Archibald Joyce, Mykola Lysenko, Myroslav Skoryk
Location: Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, at the Slifka Chapel (2nd Fl.) | 80 Wall St, New Haven
Reception follows
Generously Sponsored By: Yale European Studies Council; the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture Fund in International Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies; Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs; Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale; the Judaic Studies Program; Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism
Born in Venezuela of American parents, Hobart Earle has earned a reputation on several continents as a dynamic and exciting conductor. He was recognized as one of 30 “Professionals of the Year” by Musical America Worldwide (2014), and in conjunction with leading newspapers, the Russian Cosmonaut Association named a star in the ‘Perseus’ constellation as ‘Hobart Earle’ (2003).
Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Hobart Earle has elevated the orchestra to a position of international prominence, unprecedented in the history of the organization, performing in such concert halls as the Musikverein (Vienna), the Philharmonie (Cologne), Barbican Hall (London), the National Auditorium (Madrid), Orchestra Hall in Chicago, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Carnegie Hall (New York) and the Kennedy Center (Washington), Davies Hall in San Francisco and the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Hobart Earle’s festival credits include appearances at such music festivals as the Bregenz Spring Festival (Austria), the Festival of Perth (Australia), the Lugano Spring Festival (Switzerland), the Chichester Festivities (England), the Nuits Musicales du Suquet in Cannes (France), the Budapest Spring Festival, (Hungary), the Varna Summer Festival (Bulgaria) and the Cultural Capital of Europe in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He has led such orchestras as the Bilbao Symphony, Vienna Tonkuenstler, Noord-Nederlands Orkest in Holland, Odense Symfoniorkester in Denmark, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica Siciliana and Orchestra della Toscana, Sinfonia Iuventus in Warsaw, Krakow and Silesian Philharmonic Orchestras, Athens State Symphony, Buffalo and Florida Philharmonics, North Carolina and Miami Symphony Orchestras, Taipei Symphony and such major Russian institutions as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Russian National Orchestra. In the opera pit, he has led productions with the Greek National Opera and the Mythos Opera Festival, and in the recording studio, has recorded with the Russian State Symphony and Odessa Philharmonic for Naxos and Toccata Records. His performance of Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony in Vienna’s Musikverein was recorded by the Austrian Radio live in concert, and awarded “Best Classical Album 2002” at the ‘JPFolks Music Awards’ in Hollywood, California. His recording of music by Myroslav Skoryk was chosen by Naxos CEO Klaus Heymann in the “Chairman’s Choice 2014 – Klaus Heymann’s Favorite Naxos Releases”.
In recognition of his work with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Hobart Earle was awarded the titles “Distinguished Artist of Ukraine” and “People’s Artist of Ukraine”, the first American in the history of Ukraine so honored.