This year autumn happened to be quite mild and almost without rain, so the traditional Rotonda concerts, organized by the support of the honorary citizen of Odessa, People's Deputy of Ukraine Sergey Kivalov, still go on. Each one of those concerts amazes with an interesting and eventful program. Thus, National artist of Ukraine, Nikolay Zavgorodnij, has participated in one of them as the legendary Popandopulo.
"I was invited by Sergey Kivalov, an outstanding public and political figure and I was so glad to perform in the Municipal Garden for the citizens and guests of Odessa - that's a great honor as well as a big gift for me. I'm sure that the character of Popandopulo is familiar to every odessite - it's close to the legendary Charlie Chaplin character - a little person and a true odessite."-tells the National artist of Ukraine Nikolay Zavgorodnij.
Mr Zavgorodnij's bright roles are well-known among the Odessa audience. And no wonder - the Nationalartist already has 35 years of performance on the scene of the Odessa academical theater of musical comedy named after M. Vodianoy. The odessitеs express their appreciation for the events in the Municipal Garden.
People of all ages visit it to listen to the favorite music and dance.
"You must have noticed how many children are here, and not only today, but on every concert. And I've also come with my grandson Andrey, whom I want to get used to this nice program and the wonderful songs of Odessa. And I should note that he liked it all very much here. Just have a look at how much love and sincerity in the Odessa songs sung by our students! Look at how happy are the people! Nowadays, there are loads of problems in our country - permanently growing high tariffs on utilities, meager pensions - this all creates tension and causes depression. But here, on these concerts people can forget their problems and their age, and dance, having fun and enjoying the moment just like in the times of their youth. And that's worth the efforts! So, while the weather lets us do it, we keep on holding these concerts, and if the weather permits, we'll hold them till the end of November"- shared his plans the People's Deputy of Ukraine Sergey Kivalov.
The concerts season is still going on. Every Saturday the talented NU" OLA" and IHU students are still going to please us with wonderful music.