We realize that basic needs come first. However, we would like to offer – perhaps as a moment of respite – free tickets to symphony concerts on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, for Ukrainian refugees and their accompanying Polish caregivers,” the National Philharmonic’s Facebook page shared.
“In all the drama of the events happening before our eyes – there is one light: the great commitment of people of good will to help those harmed by the tragedy of war. The number of initiatives is extremely encouraging! The National Philharmonic also wishes to express its support for Ukraine by taking further initiatives” – it was informed.
“We realize that basic needs are the most important. However, we would like to offer – perhaps as a moment of respite – free tickets to the symphony concerts on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 2022 for refugees from Ukraine and for accompanying Polish caregivers who would help to spread the word and to get to the concert,” FN reported.
The concerts – on the initiative of Andrzej Boreyka, conductor and artistic director of the National Philharmonic – will begin with the Ukrainian national anthem. The artists will perform Edvard Grieg’s Symphony in C minor and Krzysztof Penderecki’s Piano Concerto, with British pianist Barry Douglas as soloist. The program also includes a short piece by contemporary Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov titled “Hymn for Orchestra. “Hymn for String Orchestra”.
Applications for the concert should be sent to: [email protected] – by Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m. The email should include the number of people, their names and an indication of the date (March 11 or 12).