A Benefit Concert for Ukraine
ENT Center for the Arts
5225 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80128
Event Dates and Times
(UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
UCCS presents a concert and fundraiser in support of the people of Ukraine and in celebration of their music and culture. This concert features internationally renowned Ukrainian and American artists from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, Colorado College Chamber Chorus, Ormao Dance Company, Women’s Reflection Quintet, UCCS Faculty, and Siuzanna Iglidan, who recently performed at the Grammy Awards with John Legend. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency and Razom, which provides medical aid to Ukraine, and to the UCCS Displaced Scholars Support Fund. Information for other donation funds will also be available at the event.
This event is organized by UCCS faculty who have come together to respond to this humanitarian crisis. The organizing committee is made up of Haleh Abghari (music), Eugenia Olesnicky (biology), and Dmytro Bozhko (physics). Eugenia Olesnicky says, “This event is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to honor and experience the Ukrainian culture.” All performers and organizers are donating their services to maximize fundraising. Aside from financial support, this event makes a strong statement against this brutal war and for solidarity and compassion in our community. “We’ve had such positive and enthusiastic responses from top musicians in our area, who want to be a part of this event,” states, Haleh Abghari. “It’s a way for us as artists to make our work relevant to our times and voice our support for the innocent people affected by this war.” “If our efforts will help to save even one life, we have accomplished our goal. Here at UCCS, we work at all levels to provide help to displaced scholars and students. I am very proud of everyone who joins these efforts,” says Dmytro Bozhko.
The organizers would like to thank the UCCS College of Letters, Arts and Sciences ,and the Office of the Provost for the financial support of the event.
Tickets and information: https://tickets.entcenterforthearts.org/2997/3647