Amidst the continuing battle between Russia and Ukraine, orchestras around the globe are dedicating their performances and exhibiting their help for the Ukrainian folks.
Final week, the Met Orchestra, Refrain, and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin held a second of silence earlier than performing the Ukrainian nationwide anthem:
The Metropolitan Opera additionally introduced “A Live performance for Ukraine” on Monday, March 14, at 6:00pm ET, with Nézet-Séguin main the Met Orchestra and Refrain alongside a formidable roster of soloists. The particular live performance will supply solidarity for Ukrainian residents below assault, with all ticket gross sales and proceeds supporting reduction efforts within the nation. You should purchase tickets, right here.
“Music actually has the ability to heal, and I hope this particular live performance will exhibit our unwavering help for the struggling folks of Ukraine,” stated Nézet-Séguin. “In occasions of disaster, it’s so necessary that artists unite and supply comfort and inspiration by means of our work.”
“The Met and its artists, led by Yannick, want to lend our help to the harmless victims of Ukraine, whose lives have been torn asunder. We hope the ability of our efficiency will present some measure of creative solace, whereas serving to to encourage empathetic folks around the globe to make donations,” Met Normal Supervisor Peter Gelb added.