Orchestral hit for Ruslana

by Richard West-Soley 107 views

Ruslana surprised audiences across the Ukraine by conducting an orchestra through a brand new suite, written by herself, as part of a concert celebrating 750 years of the city of Lviv.

The work, entitled Energy Source, combined both themes from Ruslana's earlier hits and new work from the Wild Energy project she has been working on. Conducting an orchestra was no challenge for the Ukrainian star, who achieved higher diplomas from Lviv Conservatoire in Symphonic Orchestra Conducting and Piano.

Laser light show
Ruslana was supported by German lightshow expert Gert Hoff, who provided a stunning pyrotechnic and laser show to accompany the concert. Lviv Opera House was turned, for one evening,into a blazing light show mixing Lviv's past, present and future hopes.

The show also included two brand new tracks from Ruslana, one of which – Silent Angel – focuses on the tragedy of human traficking. Part of the song had already been features in the anti-trafficking video Humans Are Not For Sale, and is a rock ballad in style – a slightly new musical direction for Ruslana. Silent Angel is included as a track in Ruslana's future album plans, so fans should have the chance to own the track soon.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.

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