The following have been added to the orchestra’s inventory since 1991:


  • 1 set of “Premier” Timpani (and our old set of “Dresden” timpani were fully re-built in London)
  • Flight cases for both the old and new sets of timpani
  • 1 “Premier” xylophone
  • 1 “Paiste’ tam-tam
  • 1 wind gong
  • 1 “Premier – Signia” snare drum
  • 1 set of alpine “Herdenglocken”
  • 2 pairs of “Paiste” cymbals
  • 1 pair of “Zildian” cymbals
  • 1 “Sankyo” piccolo flute
  • 1 Bb “Buffet” clarinet
  • 1 A “Buffet” clarinet
  • 1 “Yamaha” Eb clarinet
  • 2 “Lignaton” basset horns
  • 1 “Durin” english horn
  • 1 “Fox” contrabassoon
  • 3 “Gebrueder Alexander” horns
  • 2 Bb “Bach Stradivari” trumpets
  • 2 C “Bach Stradivari” trumpets
  • l D “Bach Stradivari” trumpet
  • various kinds of mutes for horn, trumpet and trombone – and also a mute for tuba
  • 4 violins
  • 1 viola
  • 2 double basses
  • new flight cases for Violoncelli

new flight cases for double basses

  • 2 “Korg” Tuners
  • 4 computers for the orchestra’s office
  • 2 printers for the orchestra’s office

In addition to the above, the orchestra’s 501-C3 in the U.S. the “American Friends of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra” have also helped provide the following:


  • bow hair
  • strings
  • rosin
  • shoulder rests
  • humidifiers
  • new skin for bass drum and numerous accessories for percussion
  • numerous repairs to problematic instruments such as tuba, but also to oboes, flutes and bassoons
  • numerous accesories for woodwind and brass, including a gouging machine for oboe
  • C-extensions for four-string double basses
  • cane for oboe and bassoon reeds
  • clarinet reeds
  • new concert clothing (tails) for the men in the orchestra
  • portable lights for music stands
  • financial aid to orchestra musicians in need and with health problems


In Odessa, the orchestra’s local, registered charitable fund (“Blagodiniy Fond Muzyka”) has, since its inception in June 1999, provided a total of:

Ukrainian Hryvnya 363,557

(at today’s exchange rate, the equivalent of US$ 71,285)

as financial aid to the musicians. This money was all raised from business entities in Odessa.