A group of top independent music conservatories and professional training programs in the United States and Canada have come together to present a free virtual benefit concert to honor and support the people of Ukraine. The concert will be launch on Saturday, April 16 at 3 PM ET and be available to stream for one week.
Young artists from the eight organizations – Cleveland Institute of Music, Colburn School, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, New World Symphony, The Royal Conservatory of Music, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music – will perform in an online benefit concert, introduced by celebrated violinist, activist, and educator Midori.
During the concert, viewers will be able to make donations to support organizations, providing humanitarian aid, supplies and transportation, and medical services to the people of Ukraine.
Filmed across North America in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Boston, the concert is dedicated to the people of Ukraine.
The program includes performances by the New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Klezmer Ensemble; the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Roots, Jazz and American Music (RJAM) program; and music from the Colburn School’s Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, dedicated to reviving works by composers suppressed by the Nazi regime.
The concert also features works by Schubert, Bartok, Paul Taffanel, Miroslav Skoryk, and David Popper by students of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New World Symphony, and The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School.
Cleveland Institute of Music (Cleveland, OH)
Franz SCHUBERT, Piano Sonata in A Minor, Op.42/D.845: Moderato (1st movement)
Performed by Nikolay Pushkarev
The Colburn School (Los Angeles, CA)
Mieczysław WEINBERG, Concertino for Violin and String Orchestra (2nd and 3rd movements)
Performed by Anais Feller and Academy Virtuosi; Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices
Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, PA)
Béla BARTÓK, String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102, I. Allegro
Performed by the Viano String Quartet
Manhattan School of Music (New York, NY)
Paul TAFFANEL, Wind Quintet in G minor (1st movement: Allegro con moto)
Performed by The Uptown Winds: Megan Torti, flute; Josh Owens, oboe; Spencer Reese, clarinet; Hunter Lorelli, bassoon; Andrew Angelos, horn
New World Symphony (Miami Beach, FL)
Miroslav SKORYK, Melody for String Orchestra
Roderick Cox, Conductor
Performed by the New World Symphony
New England Conservatory (Boston, MA)
Dave TARRAS, Nicolaev Bulgar
Jacob HOFFMAN, Xylophone Doyne
TRADITIONAL, Dem Trisker Rebn’s Khusidl
Performed by Contemporary Improvisation Department Jewish Music Ensemble: Hankus Netsky, director, piano; Nikita Manin, clarinet; Noah Kelly, Catherine Byrne, violins; Kimberly Sabio, trumpet; G Korth Rockwell, banjo; Emily Mitchell, guitar; Anwei Wang, guzheng, Henry Wilson, xylophone; Hannah Dunton, bass; and Maude Bastien-Desilets, drums
The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory (Toronto, Canada)
David POPPER, Requiem for 3 Cellos and Piano, Op. 66
Performed by Peter Eom, Kuan-Yu Huang, Kanon Shibata, cellos, and Jeanie Chung, piano
San Francisco Conservatory of Music (San Francisco, CA)
Eddie HARRIS, Freedom Jazz Dance
Performed by students from the Roots, Jazz and American Music (RJAM) program: Nate Gilbreath, trombone; Michael Potter, piano; Mateyko Jazwinski, bass; Jayla Hernandez, drums
Organizations receiving donations include:
Humanity & Inclusion: https://www.hi-us.org/support-ukraine
Global Communities: https://globalcommunities.org/blog/global-communities-response-to-ukraine-crisis/
Supplies & Transportation:
International Rescue Committee: https://www.rescue.org/topic/ukraine-crisis
World Vision International: https://donate.worldvision.org/give/ukraine-crisis-fund
International Medical Corps https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/
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