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Charity Concert to Support Ukrainian Front-Line Paramedics: Celebration of Ukrainian Music, Art, & Culture
May 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please come with friends, acquaintances, neighbors, and everyone who cares about Ukraine and who wants to learn more about Ukrainian culture to a charity concert of Ukrainian music in Moeser Auditorium. We hope our event will be interesting and enjoyable. We will display the traditional Ukrainian art as well as very recent artworks (by children and known artists) created during the three months of the war. We will also have a table with some Ukrainian crafts for sale (by donation).
All charitable contributions received at the concert will be spent on the purchase and delivery to the front line of medical equipment needed for the medical volunteer battalion “Hospitallers.” We combine our efforts in helping Ukraine with an all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization US Ukrainian Activist.
Alina Cherkasova, soprano opera singer, vocal and piano teacher
Dr. Taras Filenko, a pianist, historian and ethnomusicologist
Scholar and pianist Dr. Taras Filenko will share an introduction to Ukrainian music with live performances at the piano and support from soprano singer Alina Cherkasova. The multimedia presentation will reveal Ukrainian national identity through a musical lens and will include works by composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Bortnyansky, Revutsky, Lysenko, and many others as well as the arrangements of famous Ukrainian folk songs.
Alina Cherkasova is an Odesa-trained opera singer (soprano), vocal and piano teacher, and laureate of many international competitions (Italy, Spain, USA, Ukraine, Austria) with a repertoire that includes famous opera and Ukrainian songs.
Admission by donation; 100% of donations go to Ukraine
Suggested donation: $25
Contributions can be made at the door, using the QR code to the right, from the Ukrainian Association’s Facebook page, by check (*see instructions below), or by credit card or PayPal.
*Please make checks payable to: US Ukrainian Activists — Mail checks to: PO Box 760, Bristow, VA 20136 (Please note on the check “for Ukrainian paramedics”)
This concert is sponsored by the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina and is spearheaded by Dr. Maryna Kapustina (UNC School of Medicine) and presented with the support of the UNC Department of Music and Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies (CSEEES) at UNC-Chapel Hill. Special thanks to Dr. Andrea Bohlman, Adnan Džumhur, and Jesse Moorefield. For more details, view the Facebook event here.