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Toronto: Opera InReach announces a streamed concert on March 15 to benefit Ukraine
Monday, March 7, 2022
Today, Opera InReach announces Art for Peace, a streamed concert in support of individuals impacted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The concert will be streamed on March 15th beginning at 6:30pm EST. All proceeds will be split between the BCU Foundation, the Red Cross, and Dobrodiy Club. Donations are being accepted through this link.
The concert will feature Ukrainian national music, art song, folk music, and poetry, alongside support from musicians from all genres and styles. Exploring themes of resilience, hope, and justice, Art for Peace aims to raise funds for Ukrainian individuals in need while also demanding peace in Ukraine. Along with Opera InReach, Art for Peace is supported by the Ukrainian Art Song Project, Tapestry Opera, Against the Grain Theatre, and individual artists from around the world.
“This concert is incredibly meaningful to me as a Ukrainian because it is comforting and encouraging to see my artistic community come together, united in an effort to help Ukraine, no matter what our artistic or national backgrounds are. We are here for each other, we all acknowledge the significance of Ukrainian culture and community in our lives. When we unite to do our best to help, Ukrainians are not alone in their courageous effort.” - Natalya Gennadi, Opera Singer
“As a fourth-generation Ukrainian-Canadian, I have had the privilege of engaging with my Ukrainian heritage while never having to encounter the same fear and danger facing those actually living in Ukraine. I have felt especially powerless over the past week, which is why I have chosen to contribute to Art for Peace by sharing and celebrating Ukrainian culture through music. I hope that this display of solidarity will be a worthwhile first step in supporting the civilians who are caught in this war.” - Taryn Plater, Opera Singer & Opera InReach Mentor
“This effort will give us the chance to do something, to have some small part in supporting Ukraine’s cry for peace for their nation. To reject this chance would not only be a disservice to their fight, but a disservice to the purpose of our art. We at Opera InReach are proud that we can do our part here.” - Andrew Adridge, Opera InReach Co-Founder
Art For Peace will be presented on March 15th at 6:30pm EST through this link. The event will not be ticketed, however, viewers are encouraged to donate to support Ukraine.
Note: Content and subject matter may be sensitive for some audiences.
Art for Peace current performer list
Alexandra Della Donne
The Ewashko Singers
Gwenna Fairchild Taylor
Elena Pinchuk Foundation
Hoʻolōkahi Chamber Choir
Claire de Sévingné
Luis Guilherme Walter
Opera InReach’s call for performer content remains open until March 11th. Performers interested in submitting materials for the concert can do so here.