|21C musicians are among many around the world lifting their voices and instruments to support Ukraine. If you’re able, please donate to the organizations recommended by the musicians in the captions below, or share these videos widely on your channels.|
|Daniel Hope is one of 94 violinists in 29 countries who support Ukraine|
When violinist Kerenza Peacock befriended some young Ukrainian violinists on Instagram, she discovered that several were in basement shelters but had their violins. She says: “I asked colleagues across the world to accompany them in harmony. And I got sent videos from 94 violinists in 29 countries in 48 hours!! Illia Bondarenko had to film this between explosions, because he could not hear himself play.”
Featuring ten violinists sheltering in Ukraine, together with players from the London Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Studios and many more, the violinists play an old Ukrainian folk song called “Verbovaya Doschechka.” One of the violinists is Daniel Hope, who also hopes to raise funds for the cause with Music for Ukraine, a new EP due for release this week by Deutsche Grammophon. Visit ViolinistsSupportUkraine.com to read the story and donate to charities working in the region, and watch the full video here.
UN Crisis Relief
Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
Chanticleer sings “Prayer for Ukraine”
Men’s choir Chanticleer shares a “Prayer for Ukraine” by Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko, in an arrangement by members of the Hoosli Ukrainian Male Chorus in Winnipeg, Canada. Chanticleer’s Tim says: “Like many of you, we’ve been moved by the spirit of the Ukrainian people over the past few weeks, and we wanted to show our support. If you’re able, please donate to the organizations we’ve linked.” Watch the full video here.
United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc.
Razom for Ukraine
Alan Gilbert leads DSO Berlin TODAY in live solidarity concert for UkraineToday (March 15), at 3pm ET, conductor Alan Gilbert leads the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in a live solidarity concert for Ukraine. They will be joined by violinist Lisa Batiashvili, who organized the event, tenor Rolando Villazón, pianist Kirill Gerstein, oboist François Leleux, vocalist Max Raabe, pianist Ian Wekwerth and the Berlin Radio Choir in a program of Bach, Dvořák, Loboda, Marcello, Massenet, Verdi and more. The concert will air live on rbbKultur radio and will stream live on RBBKultur.de.
100% of the proceeds will go to Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft (Alliance Development Helps) and Aktion Deutschland Hilft (Action Germany Helps), as all participants have waived their fees. Donations can also be made directly to this joint donation account. Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax play Brahms for Ukraine
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax, who was born in Lviv, Ukraine, recorded and released this video to express their solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Together with violinist Leonidas Kavakos, they also opened their recent concerts at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall with stirring performances of Ukraine’s national anthem. Please consider donating to one of the organizations listed above.