Attila Glatz Concert Productions and TO Live have partnered on a benefit concert in support of those affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
United For Ukraine will take place on Thursday, April 28, 7:30 pm at Meridian Hall in Toronto, will include a number of artists across disciplines.
- Superstar Ukrainian violin virtuoso Vasyl Popadiuk and the Papa Duke Band
- International ballerina and Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee Sonia Rodriguez with principal dancers of the
- National Ballet of Canada: Guillaume Côté, Heather Ogden, Svetlana Lunkina, Brendan Saye, Jurgita Dronina, Harrison Jamesand First Soloist Spencer Hack
- Ukrainian dance company Kalyna Performing Arts Company
- Indigenous dance company Red Sky Performance
- Canada’s preeminent Ukrainian Women’s Choir, Vesnivka
- Opera singers Lara Ciekiewicz, Natalya Gennadi, and James McLennan
- Dancers from Periwinkle Ukrainian Dance School
Global Television’s The Morning ShowJeff McArthur and Carolyn MacKenzie will host.
In a statement, co-presenter Attila Glatz recounted his experience as a young boy living in Hungary during the 1956 under Russian occupation.
“I escaped to the west in 1968, and fast-forward to the present fact the fact that we present concerts in a country where we don’t have to worry about our safety shows how fortunate we are,” Glatz said. “We have a real opportunity now – 3,200 of us do – to come together at Meridian Hall on April 28 to show our solidarity with the people of Ukraine.”
Noted Canadian dancer Sonia Rodriguez is also part of the production as a co-producer. “The performing arts represent a real global community,” said Rodriguez. . ”
All NET proceeds will go towards supporting the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.
For tickets, visit tolive.com.
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