Greece will host the Odessa Classics International Music Festival, a leading cultural event in the field of classical music, in Thessaloniki from June 9 to 13, 2022, under the auspices and organization of the Thessaloniki State Conservatory.
The pre-festival events will be organized in Estonia from May 31 to June 4 by local organizations.
“As the Russian invasion of Ukraine made it impossible to perform in Odessa this year, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni immediately responded to the proposal of the festival’s artistic director, Alexey Botvinov, that the Ministry of Culture Culture organizes the main events in Thessaloniki,” the Culture Ministry said. and the Ministry of Sports pointed out in a relevant announcement.
He also informed that Mendoni’s decision to fund the Thessaloniki State Conservatory, in order to organize the Odessa Classics Festival, “is a proof of Greece’s cultural solidarity towards the Ukrainian people and in particular towards the city of Odessa, which is associated with deep historical ties with Greece.
In a letter to Mendoni, Ukraine’s Culture and Information Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko thanked Greece for its support and solidarity “to all Ukrainians in these difficult times of Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. peaceful”.