Pittsburgh Symphony to perform fundraising concert for humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Posted on: March 22, 2022

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday announced a special ‘Concert for Peace’ to support humanitarian relief for Ukraine, set to take place April 2 in Heinz Hall,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Friday’s (3/18) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The performance will feature music director Manfred Honeck leading the orchestra in works by Ukrainian composers, plus Shostakovich, Dvořák and more. The Duquesne University Voices of Spirit, Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, Pittsburgh Opera resident artists and piano soloist Leif Ove Andsnes will also perform at the concert, which will be live streamed on the PSO’s digital platform and broadcast on WQED-FM (89.3)…. There is no charge to attend, but the symphony is asking listeners to donate to United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania for Ukrainian relief. Every dollar will support Ukrainian refugees.” Pittsburgh Symphony President and CEO Melia Tourangeau said, “We offer this Concert of Peace as an expression of solidarity with the people of Ukraine and to support through both music and resources for humanitarian aid the universal values of freedom and human rights that are under violent attack in Ukraine.”