Solidarity with Ukrainian Musicians
The fundraiser is an act of solidarity for Ukraine. The money will support the musicians of the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Kyiv (for example, they lack supplies such as strings for their instruments). Supporting music means supporting the arts, and the arts are an integral part of the Ukrainian culture. A country is more than just territory, it is also culture, language, arts, and traditions. Performing music and maintaining a schedule of concerts in a middle of the war is a huge challenge and we want to support the musicians and music making in Ukraine.
Eliane Aberdam is a Rhode Island based composer. She wrote her Violin Concerto “In Memoriam: for the Ukrainian Fighters – Hope, Fallen Ones” in homage to the Ukrainian fighters, civilians and soldiers, who have courageously and heroically resisted the Russian invasion of their country and will continue to do so until the threat has disappeared.
The concerto will be premiered at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Kyiv on June 18, 2023 in Lysenko Hall with Kyrylo Bondar, soloist, and world renown Maestra Natalia Ponomarchuk, conductor of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra.