The International Music Festival “Stravinsky and Ukraine” is the only festival in the Volyn region, promoting classical music in all its genres and styles. The festival’s main aim is to popularize the creative works of Igor Stravinsky and to teach more about his connections with Ukraine. The festival also aims to promote the best examples of classical music found in the world and Ukraine.
The main feature of the festival is a gala concert held in the open air on June 17 (Stravinsky’s birthday) every year near the composer’s house-museum in Ustyluh. The event, on a large mobile stage, attracts larger and larger audiences from Volyn, Ukraine and other countries.
The festival’s priority is performing Stravinsky premiere works which have not been performed in Ukraine before, or which are not recorded.
The first festival was held in 1994, and has been an annual event since 2005.