BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra partners with the Creative Alliance to raise funds for the people of war-torn Ukraine.
Tickets to the show are paid at will starting at $10, with proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee.
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The concert will take place on the evening of Tuesday April 21 at the Joseph Myerhoff Symphony Hall. The hall’s namesake immigrated to Baltimore from Ukraine as a young child and later gifted the venue, the BSO said.
Conductor Jonathon Heyward made his BSO debut last month and will lead the orchestra in a program that includes Ukraine’s national anthem and a poem by Taras Shevchenko.
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“This program allows us to reflect on the universal tragedy that we find ourselves in today,” Heyward said. “These works evoke indignation, sadness at the death of innocent people, love of homeland, pious heroism and the typical pride of the Ukrainian people. Through the power of music we stand in solidarity with Ukraine and hope for a more harmonious and peaceful world.”
After the show, guests can head to the lobby of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for performances curated by Baltimore-based mandolinist Joel Michael-Schwartz. The BSO said Michael-Schwartz is of Ukrainian Jewish descent and a curator of the Creative Alliance Baltimore musicians benefit concerts for Ukraine.
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Go to BSO website to learn more and buy tickets.
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