The first-ever photograph of Philharmonic Hall, Odessa - February 7th, 1899 The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra and Hobart Earle in the great Hall of the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Society The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra and Hobart Earle in Carnegie Hall,  New York
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To the Music Director and Principal Conductor
of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra
Mr. Hobart Earle

            Dear Mr. Hobart Earle!

            With my whole heart I congratulate you on this memorable date - the 10th anniversary of the moment you began your work with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra.
            There is no doubt that under your leadership, the orchestra's music-making has become a significant cultural phenomenon not only in the life of our region but throughout all Ukraine. Your high title of "Distinguished Artist of Ukraine" is a testament to this.
            Thanks to you, Odessa is known in European artistic circles. Your activities in the role of music director and conductor serve the important cause of strengthening of friendship and cultural ties between the Ukrainian and American people.
            Your name is written in the cultural history of our city.

With respect,

Head of the Federal Administration of the Odessa Region
Serhiy Hrynevetsky