WAR IN UKRAINE: please support our fundraising campaign to help people of Kharkiv

This evening is to raise money to “keep up morale among civilians in the war-affected regions of Ukraine, by supporting brave local musicians who will give live performances to displaced people”.

Help Ukraine Fundraising Concert and Dinner 24 April 2022 6pm

The legendary English actor Bill Nighy is graciously lending his support to our fundraising concert. He has kindly offered to perform a poetry reading and to attend the post-concert charity dinner, joined by the evening’s most generous contributors.

6pm Drinks, 6.45pm Concert, 8.15pm Charity Dinner

Supporter £100

Supporter £250 (including Charity Dinner)

Benefactor £500 (including Charity Dinner)

Patron £1,000 (special seating, including Charity Dinner)

For further details and booking please contact [email protected]

Kharkiv before the war
Bombed Square of Freedom, Kharkiv

Statement from cellist Oleg Kogan

“Since 24th February we have been witnessing a devastating brutal war against Ukraine and its people. Barbaric bombardments have destroyed large parts of Kharkiv – the peaceful, cultured, wonderful city where I was born, went to school and received my musical education. We are donating the proceeds of this Season’s remaining concerts at the Razumovsky Academy and raising further funds to help the people of Ukraine, focusing on the City of Kharkiv. I am grateful to the many musicians who are contributing their performances, and to the Patrons and Friends of The Razumovsky Trust for their generosity. The raised money will be directed to help lift civilian morale across the war affected regions, sponsoring concert performances by local musicians who currently remain in Ukraine. When the war is over we will help restore the rich musical life of Kharkiv. I hope you will join us and support a cause which is so close to my heart.” Oleg Kogan.

Maestro Bill Nighy poetry reading, Oleg Kogan cello, Polina Kogan piano, GèNIA piano, Benny Kogan violin, Vadim Perig violin and Svitlana Kosenko piano 

Music by Faure, Chopin,  GéNIA, Isaak Dunayevsky, Wieniawski, Saint-Saëns, Beriot

For further details and booking please contact [email protected]

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