Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra will present “UNITY: A Concert for Ukraine”
Seattle Opera partners with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra to present “UNITY: A Concert for Ukraine.”
The showcase, which will take place on May 16, 2022 at the Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, will be led by Emil de Cou and Alevtina Ioffe. All proceeds will be donated to the Pegaz Cultural Association to provide housing, food, rehearsal space and performance opportunities for Ukrainian refugee artists in Poland.
“Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet are united in their support of peace for the people of Ukraine and for displaced Ukrainian artists who have been prevented by war from earning a living and practicing their art safely,” said Seattle Opera General Manager Christina Scheppelmann. , in an official press release. “The best thing we can do as arts organizations is to ensure that these artists have food, shelter and the means to continue to pursue their life’s purpose: to create art that enriches their communities and elevates the human spirit.
The concert will include soloists such as Ukrainian mezzo Olga Syniakova, who will perform Ukrainian folk songs. There will also be music by Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Prokofiev, Copland and Shtoharentko.