Music conservatoires across America come together to host online Ukraine benefit concert

14 April 2022
By Ellie Palmer
Hosted by The Violin Channel, the concert will be streamed on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 12pm PST/3pm EST/8pm BST

Eight music schools from across North America have teamed up to host a virtual benefit concert this Saturday.

Young artists from Cleveland Institute of Music, Colburn School, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, New World Symphony, Royal Conservatory of Music, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music will take part in the event.

During the concert, viewers will be able to make donations to support organizations providing humanitarian aid, supplies and transportation, and medical services to the people of Ukraine.

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The programme includes performances by the New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Klezmer Ensemble; the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Roots, Jazz and American Music (RJAM) programme; and music from the Colburn School’s Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, dedicated to reviving works by composers suppressed by the Nazi regime. The concert also features works by Schubert, Bartók, Paul Taffanel, Miroslav Skoryk, and David Popper by students of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, the New World Symphony, and The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School.

You can tune into the live stream here. Please note however that this the web page won't be live until the day of the event.

Details on how to donate can be found below.

Humanitarian Aid:
Humanity & Inclusion
Global Communities

Supplies & Transportation:
International Rescue Committee

Medical Services:
World Vision International
International Medical Corps