12 May 2022
By Ellie Palmer
The concert takes place on 31 July at London's Royal Albert Hall
Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova is set to take to the Royal Albert Hall stage this summer alongside the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra.
The orchestra, which comprises Ukrainian musicians who are refugees, members of internal orchestras, and members of European ensembles, was formed in April to tour Europe and the US over the coming months in "artistic defense of their country".
Fedorova and the orchestra will be joined by conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson and soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska. Repertoire will include Silvestrov's Symphony No 7, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Beethoven's Fidelio – ‘Abscheulicher! … Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern’, and Brahms's Symphony No. 4 in E minor.
As part of the wider tour, the orchestra will also perform in Warsaw (28 July), Berlin (4 Aug) and New York (18-19 Aug) among other cities. Full details on the tour can be found here. Money raised from the tour will go to support Ukrainian artists.