Brooklyn’s Soapbox Gallery Hosts Ukraine Freedom! Live shows

(Picture courtesy: Soapbox Gallery)


Being held from August 28-30, 2022, the Ukraine Freedom! celebration will happen on the Soapbox Gallery, in Brooklyn, NY.

All proceeds of the occasion will probably be donated to Razom for Ukraine.

The three days will characteristic over 20 artists — together with Julian Kytasty, the preeminent practitioner of the Ukrainian kobzar custom in North America, pianist Pavlo Gintov, and Canadian violinist Lara St. John, jazz pianist Anthony Coleman, trumpeter Frank London, and drummer Rob Garcia.

Curated by Alex Pryrodny, the concert events may also characteristic video contributions from musicians who’re presently in Ukraine and electro-acoustic works by dwelling Ukrainian composers. For extra info and tickets, click on right here.

“This trigger is pressing and paramount – Ukraine is standing bravely between the world and a possible nice struggle, at an enormous price to themselves,” violinist Lara St John, who has donated her total efficiency payment plus made a large private donation to Razom for Ukraine, at this time instructed The Violin Channel.

“I urge everybody to assist Ukraine proceed defending itself, its tradition and its civilians in opposition to these horrific struggle crimes,” she stated.

The opening night time on Thursday, April 28, from 7-9 PM will probably be centered on “Response.” It would showcase a spread of musical responses to this struggle and those earlier than it, asking the questions: “How can we react to the violence inflicted on the innocents? How can music react?”

Artists embody:

  • Julian Kytasty (Ukrainian bandura)
  • Pavlo Gintov (piano)
  • Valeriya Sholokhova (cello and electronics)
  • Veronica Kaninska (soprano) & Nataliya Medvedovskaya (piano)
  • Alex Pryrodny (piano) & Peter Slavov (bass)
  • Denis Savelyev and Radoslawa Jasik
  • Video entries from Ukraine

The second live performance on Friday, April 29, from 7-9 PM will focus on “Rethinking.” It would discover the music of lesser-known Ukrainian composers, forbidden people poets, and artistic reinterpretations of the previous.

Artists embody:

  • Lara St. John (violin) & Alex Pryrodny (piano)
  • Julian Kytasty with Yara Arts Group
  • Pavlo Gintov (piano)
  • Denis Savelyev (flute) & Radoslawa Jasik (piano)


The final live performance on Saturday, April 30, from 7-9 PM will spotlight the idea of “Reimagining.” The night time will characteristic surprising collaborations, authentic music, and improvisations, all within the hopes of a peaceable future.

Artists embody:

  • Hanna Golodinskii (soprano) with Pavlo Gintov
  • Andy Didorenko (violin) & Yuliya Foundation (piano)
  • So Brown (singer-songwriter)
  • Alex Pryrodny (piano) & Kevork Mourad (live-painting
  • David Berkman (piano)
  • Frank London (trumpet)
  • Anthony Coleman (piano)
  • Rob Garcia (drums)
  • Trendy Ukrainian composers


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