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The Metropolitan Opera Presents A Concert for Ukraine

A group of singers dressed mostly in black stand on a stage singing, underneath them an orchestra plays in the orchestra.
Metropolitan Opera

On Monday, March 14, at 6PM ET, the Metropolitan Opera will present a benefit performance to support Ukrainian citizens under attack, with all ticket sales and donations going to support relief efforts in Ukraine. WCRB will broadcast the concert live, on the radio and streaming online.

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Orchestra and Chorus and star soloists in a 70-minute program, featuring music by Valentin Silvestrov, Barber, Verdi, Strauss, and Beethoven.

The soloists will be Lise Davidsen and Elza van den Heever, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Piotr Beczała, bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, and Ukrainian bass-baritone Vladyslav Buialskyi, who will lead the Met Chorus in a performance of the Ukrainian national anthem.

On the program:

Mikhailo VERBYTSKY "Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy i slava, i volia" (National Anthem of Ukraine)
Valentin SILVESTROV “Prayer for the Ukraine”
Samuel BARBER Adagio for Strings
Giuseppe VERDI “Va, pensiero” from Nabucco
Richard STRAUSS Four Last Songs
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, Op. 125: IV. Finale

For more information and to make a donation, visit the Metropolitan Opera's website.

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