NAONI Impresses on Stage of Nations at Expo 2020 Dubai

On Ukraine National Day, the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments (NAONI) put on an innovative performance on Stage of Nations at the Expo 2020 Dubai using an advanced robot-conductor. NAONI is well-known to include only the best players of Ukrainian instrumental music, which allows the Orchestra to showcase folk heritage through the 21st century lens, as well as develop and enrich the sound palette without deforming it. Apart from traditional instruments, such as pandora, dulcimer, violin, panpipe and others, this requires also some unconventional ones, like mangle, battledore, bittern, and rattle. The Orchestra uses some 40 instruments overall. First and foremost, NAONI aims to represent and creatively amplify the musical heritage of each Ukrainian region. Brilliant skills of the musicians help to expand the Orchestra’s creative range and delight the audience with both Ukrainian classics and modern pieces. 

Фото: Андрій Максимов