100% of the proceeds from the benefit concert, held at D.C.'s Church of the Epiphany, will be given to the Life and Tree church in Prague, which is providing aid to Ukrainian refugees.
The Washington Chamber Orchestra's (WCO) Artistic Director, Jun Kim, is currently spending a year in Berlin on sabbatical. Kim, his family, and the pastor from Life and Tree church recently traveled to Slovakia, which borders Ukraine, to give two concerts for displaced Ukrainians who are living in refugee camps there.
Following the trip, Kim wanted to find a way to continue to help the people of Ukraine, and settled on the idea of a benefit concert with the WCO.
The concert's opening remarks will be given by Oksana Markarova, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States. Guest soloists will include violinist Nurit Bar-Josef (concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra), Marissa Regni (Principal Second Violin of the NSO), soprano Hyunah Yu (prizewinner at the Naumburg Competition), and the award-winning Ukrainian cellist Natalia Khoma (a laureate of the Tchaikovsky competition).
You can find more information and purchase tickets (or make a donation) here.
You can view a trailer for the event below.