Benefit Concert for Ukraine
June 18th 2022, 7:30 PM
Benefit Concert for Ukraine
June 18th 2022 | 7:30 PM
This concert is dedicated to the people of Ukraine and we are collecting donations to support relief efforts. The NBSO Board of Trustees and Concert Sponsor Feingold Bonnet-Hébert, P.C. are spearheading the effort with leadership gifts to the cause. So far over $10,000 has been raised.
Valentin Silvestrov: Hymn – 2001
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17
In this benefit concert for Ukraine, the NBSO opens with the beautiful music of Valentin Silvestrov, Ukranian’s leading composer, who managed to escape Kyiv at the beginning of the war.
Georgian pianist Alexander Korsantia returns to the NBSO to perform Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, a heart-wrenching piece of beauty and virtuosity. Tchaikovsky had a great affinity for Ukrainian culture as his forefathers were from Ukraine. He often used Ukrainian folk songs in his music, most famously in his Second Symphony.
Please join Music Director Yaniv Dinur for his pre-concert talk in the theatre from 6:30 – 7:00 PM. Doors to the theatre will open at 6:00 PM for patrons attending the pre-concert talk (open to all ticket holders). Doors will open at 7:00 PM for the concert.
PLEASE NOTE: This concert was scheduled in place of the canceled January 8, 2022, “Rituals” concert. All tickets issued for the January 8 concert will be honored at the door on June 18, but for your convenience, we have sent new tickets to all January 8 ticket holders that have not requested an exchange or refund.
If you are still holding January 8 concert tickets but are unable to attend on June 18, we will be happy to issue a refund. You may also consider giving the ticket amount back to the NBSO as a tax-deductible donation.
All donations received will be given to Direct Relief, a U.S.-based non-profit organization with a Platinum rating on GuideStar, and a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes. Charity Navigator lists it among the “10 Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of.” Direct Relief is delivering critical medicines and requested supplies to people affected by the crisis in Ukraine. All contributions will support Direct Relief’s emergency response to the Ukraine crisis. Donations can be made online at www.directrelief.org/NBSO or you can send a check made out to the “New Bedford Symphony Orchestra” with “Ukraine” listed in the check memo (mail to NBSO, 128 Union Street, Suite 204, New Bedford, MA 02740). The NBSO will forward the full amount of all donations made by check to Direct Relief with no administrative fees subtracted.
If you donated directly to Direct Relief and would like to ensure that the NBSO is notified of your donation, please complete the Fundraiser Remittance Form – Direct Relief and mail it to Direct Relief at the address on the form. Thank you!
Masks are encouraged but not required for this performance. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID 19 test will be required for all ages before entering the Zeiterion. Photo ID is also required for ages 18 and older. Please visit the Zeiterion’s website to view complete and current details on all health & Safety protocols.
The stage extension will be used for this concert and covers the first 5 rows of seating.
Exclusive Concert Sponsor
Ethan Wood, Guest Concertmaster
Milan A. Heath Jr. Memorial Chair
Dr. Clinton Levin Memorial Chair
Melody Albanese Kelly
EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, Principal
Geoff and Judy Swett Chair
Anna Griffis, Principal
George Grimshaw Memorial Chair
Leo Eguchi, Principal
Patricia Plum Wylde Chair
Pamela M. Hoffer Chair, endowed in perpetuity
Pete Walsh, Guest Principal
Irene Gudewicz Memorial Chair
Timothy Macri, Principal
Josef N. Cobert Memorial Chair, endowed in perpetuity
Heather Parsons and Anrew Kotsatos Chair, endowed in perpetuity
Laura Shamu, Principal
Nancy and Jack Braitmayer Chair, endowed in perpetuity
Sangwon Lee, Guest Principal
Charles Parsons Memorial Chair
Michael Mechanic, Principal
Clark Matthews, Guest Principal
Dorothy Malone and Rhoda Gayle Memorial Chair
Ho Yin Li
Cile and Bill Hicks Chair, endowed in perpetuity
Kyle Spraker, Guest Principal
Robert Hoveland, Guest Prinipal
Albert J. Lamoureux Memorial Chair
Jobey Wilson, Principal
Eric Huber, Principal
Ann and Hans Ziegler Chair, endowed in perpetuity
Dylan Barber, Guest Principal