On 29 April 2022, a Benefit Concert for Ukraine titled Music for Peace will take place at the Basilica of Saint Servatius in Grimbergen, Belgium at 8:00 PM CET.
This concert stars the Ukrainian soprano Valeriia Pieters and Ukrainian saxophonist Illia Vasiachkin, and featuring saxophonist Lelani Verbeke, pianist Laure Streit, and the Chamber choir Basaltes & Helicante conducted by Wouter Versavel.
I am honored that my friends are performing my 4 Vocalises as part of this Benefit Concert for the People of Ukraine.
While I know that so many of my friends are unable to attend this concert, purchasing a ticket will contribute to the seven organizations that are part of the Ukraine 12-12 consortium, who stand integrally for humanitarian aid. Please consider donating.
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I can’t say it any better than the musicians who are organizing this beautiful, important event:
Thank you in advance for your solidarity and we look forward to seeing you at the concert! We have been shocked for weeks as the Ukrainian population is affected by so much violence. 1.85 million people have already fled their homeland, but in addition to all the material damage, there is above all the human suffering. Families are separated, families lose their loved ones and innocent civilians are injured. Ukrainian musicians have to leave their instruments behind, can no longer do what they love every day and music lovers lose all opportunities to listen to (live) music without a care… and we need that so much! Because sometimes music says more than a thousand words.
Vrijdag 29 april 2022, 20.00 uur