Donetsk, Aug 15 - DAN. International culture figures show a keen interest in performing on the stage of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic Society, concerts by Russian, U.S. and Hungarian musicians have been planned, said Philharmonic Society Director General Alexander Paretskiy.

“International artists willing to perform on the famed stage of the Donetsk Philharmonic Society make regular offers to me,” Paretskiy said in an interview with Donetsk News Agency. “Negotiations are underway, the schedule of concerts is in the work.”

Accords have been reached on concerts with musicians from the Russian Federation, the United States and Hungary. The first performance is scheduled for 26 August; Russian Honoured Artist, baritone Nikolay Golodenko will give a solo concert.

A portrait concert is expected by Aquarium and Nautilus Pompilius bands member Oleg Sakmarov aka Ded Vasiliy in the new season, as well as a solo concert by a Hungarian pianist and a St Petersburg bar band performance.

Earlier reports said Moscow-based organ player Konstanin Volostnov would open Donetsk Philharmonic Society’s new season and that US-based pianist Valentina Lisitsa would give two concerts by Donbass Liberation Day.

Russian, German, British, American and Greece musicians performed on the Donetsk Philharmonic Society stage last year.

Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic Society is located in central Voroshilovskiy district.

In 1959, it installed the organ which famous composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky played when he was a St Petersburg Conservatoire student.

The Philharmonic Society is known for the festival it hosts, such as Prokofyev Spring, Donetsk Gems, Jazz Forum, Piano Forum etc.

Over 85 years of its existence, the Philharmonic Society did not operate only in the period from the beginning of the Great Patriotic War until 1944.*jk