A benefit performance to raise funds for Ukrainian victims of the Russian invasion will be held on Sunday 6 March
A benefit concert for Ukraine will take place in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam on Sunday 6 March. Through the hashtag #hArtforUkraine, the campaign aims to raise funds through Giro 555, the Dutch member of the Emergency Appeals Alliance (EAA).
The concert will be livestreamed by the Dutch classical radio station NPO Radio 4 at 8:15pm - 9:45pm (CET).
Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova was compelled ‘do something’ following the Russian invasion last week. Together with Russian cellist Maya Fridman and Ukrainian percussionist Konstantyn Napolov, the three of them started programming a concert together and were soon joined by many other well-known musicians.
The concert aims to provide financial support for the most active non-profit charities in war-torn Ukraine. 100% of ticket sales and voluntary contributions go directly to Giro 555 or equivalent charities around the world.
Over €85,000 has already been donated within 48 hours of tickets going on sale.
Fedorova, Fridman and Napolov will be joined by violinist Liza Ferschtman, pianist Nino Gvetadze, violinist Rosanne Philippens, violist Dana Zemtsov, and members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
The programme will consist of classical masterpieces that emphasise the power of the human spirit, including pieces written by the Ukrainian composers Valentyn Silvestrov, Myroslav Skoryk, Maxim Shalygin, Borys Fedorov and Svyatoslav Lunyov. They will also perform movements from Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 2 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the main hall of the Concertgebouw lit in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
The concert will be available to watch live here:
Donation links will be included for those who wish to contribute.