National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

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The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Національний Симфонічний Оркестр України)[1] is one of the principal orchestras of Ukraine.

It was founded in 1918 as Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra. Nathan Rachlin conducted the orchestra from 1937 until 1962. Subsequent directors include Stephan Turchak, Volodymyr Kozhukhar, Fyodor Glushchenko, Igor Blazhkov, the American conductor Theodore Kuchar is currently the Artistic Director, while the Chief Conductor has been Volodymyr Sirenko since 1999.

The orchestra was on tour in cities across the United States in 2017.[2] [3]