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As a sign against the war: The “Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra” tours Europe and the USA


ARTE Concert broadcasts the founding concert live from Warsaw on July 28 (FOTO)

Strasbourg (ots) – On Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 19.00 o’clock live on the net on and on Sunday, July 31, 022 at 17.10 o’clock on TV, ARTE will broadcast the founding concert of the “Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra” under t he musical direction of Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson from the Great Theater in Warsc hau. The newly formed orchestra was created on the initiative of the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera in Warsaw and brings together refugee musicians, Ukrainian members of European orchestras and some of the best professional musicians in Ukraine. By joining forces, the orchestra of 75 musicians sends a further signal against the war in

The idea to form the orchestra came from conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, who herself has Ukrainian
ancestry and wanted to bring together Ukraine’s best orchestral musicians from home and abroad
to demonstrate a proud artistic unity.

The program includes the 7th Symphony by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, the
Piano Concerto No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin with Ukrainian piano virtuoso Anna Fedorova, and
the 4th Symphony by Johannes Brahms. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who performed the title role of Turandot at the Met in
Spring 2022, will also sing Leonore’s aria “Abscheulicher!” from Beethoven’s
“Fidelio. Where hasteest thou?” to sing.

Following the inaugural concert, the ensemble, under the direction of Keri-Lynn Wilson
, will tour Europe and the U.S. for several weeks, with stops including London, Munich, Berlin,
Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Dublin, New York and Washington D.C. Proceeds from the tour will benefit
Ukrainian artists.

The concert will be available for replay on for at least 30 days after the broadcast.

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra
The Inaugural Concert Live from Warsaw
Concert, ZDF/ARTE, Accentus Music GmbH, Germany 2022, 90 min. Composers: Valentin Silvestrov, Frédéric Chopin, Johannes Brahms Conductor: Keri-Lynn Wilson
Orchestra: Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra
Moderator: Dorothée Haffner

Live webcast: Thursday, July 28, 2022, 7:00 p.m. on
TV broadcast: Sunday, July 31, 2022, 5:10 p.m. on ARTE

Further information on the project:
>> The Metropolitan Opera
>> Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera

Romina Kunz | [email protected] | +33 3 90 14 20 67
Press portal: | Twitter: @ARTEpresse

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