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April 14, 2022

MSM partners with other top North American music conservatories to benefit Ukraine

Manhattan School of Music is joining seven other top independent music conservatories and professional training programs from across the United States and Canada to present a free virtual concert in honor of the people of Ukraine.

The performance will be streamed on The Violin Channel on April 16, at 3 PM ET

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.

Organizations receiving donations include:

Humanitarian Aid:
Humanity & Inclusion: https://www.hi-us.org/support-ukraine
Global Communities: https://globalcommunities.org/blog/global-communities-response-to-ukraine-crisis/

Supplies & Transportation:
MedShare: https://impact.medshare.org/campaign/medshare-responds-crisis-in-ukraine/c394354
International Rescue Committee: https://www.rescue.org/topic/ukraine-crisis

Medical Services:
World Vision International: https://donate.worldvision.org/give/ukraine-crisis-fund
UNICEF: https://www.unicefusa.org/
International Medical Corps https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/