Kyiv Symphony Orchestra performs for NATO leaders

STORY: Leaders and officials, including Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko gave a standing ovation to the orchestra, as they stood and listened to them play.

Some orchestra members payed homage to their homeland, by wearing Ukraine heart badges on their suit jackets and having Ukraine flags on their instruments.

The orchestra, directed by Italian Luigi Gaggero and comprising of 90 members, left their places of origin to go on tour with the project “Voice of Ukraine”. Since April 2022 they have performed in European concert halls, including the Elphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.