Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra 2019 ©
Ministry of Culture and Arts of Ukraine
ODESSA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
April 23, 2001 marks the passing of TEN YEARS OF WORK of our principal conductor and music director HOBART EARLE – the first American citizen to work in Ukraine in such a position; the first foreign citizen to be awarded the honorary title of “Distinguished Artist of Ukraine” and to receive, on more than one occasion, the honorary award of “Odessite of the Year”. For his considerable contribution to the development of the musical culture of our city and of Ukraine, Hobart Earle became the first person in the sphere of culture to receive the international “Friend of Ukraine” award (awarded annually by “The Washington Group”, an association of Ukrainian-American professionals.)
UNDER THE ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP OF HOBART EARLE:
I extend my congratulations to HOBART EARLE, music director and principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, on the occasion of his TEN YEARS OF WORK with the orchestra, and wish the continued flowering of his multifaceted talents for the benefit of our orchestra, our city and Ukraine.
I HEREBY DECREE:
to award Hobart Earle, the chief conductor and artistic director of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra (in accordance with the tradition for anniversaries) a monetary premium commensurate to one month’s pay.