March 11: Symphony 21 Concert for Ukraine in Vancouver
Last week, the world was shocked by the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine. In the time since, the arts community has been scrambling to meaningfully respond. Orchestras of all sizes have added the Ukrainian anthem to their concert programs in solidarity, and people are coming together across the world to raise their voices in protest.
Symphony 21 is collaborating with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko to present a benefit concert.
On Friday, March 11th at 8:00pm, Vancouverites are invited to Andrew’s Wesley United Church to stand in solidarity and support with the Ukrainian community. The concert will also be livestreamed for those tuning in from a distance.
Program includes:Holst: Venus, Bringer of Peace from The PlanetsReed: Plea for PeaceCopland: Fanfare for the Common ManLiszt: Symphonic Poem No. 6 ‘Mazeppa Ukrani’Barber: Adagio for StringsLysenko: Hymn for UkraineBeethoven: Symphony No. 7
Please check the discussion page of this event for updates as the situation evolves._____
Symphony 21 is a non-profit orchestra based in Vancouver, BC. They focus on removing barriers to access classical music for the general public and programming under-recognized works by marginalized composers.