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CALL FOR HELP FOR THE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE

Slovenian Youth Orchestra initiates evacuation of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and young musicians from all over Ukraine, organising an Ukrainian MUSIC CAMP in Ljubljana

Dear friends and supporters!

The fighting in Ukraine is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes. People are facing a humanitarian catastrophe in the middle of Europe. So far, more than one million people have fled across international borders. Many of them have only been able to take what they could carry with them. The Slovenian Youth Orchestra (SMO), led by Živa Ploj Peršuh who is the conductor of the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra Ljubljana and also SMO Artistic Director, responded to a plea for help from the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (YsOU), led by internationally renowned conductor Oksana Lyniv, who is also Artistic Director of Teatro Bologna.

The SMO is cooperating with the competent authorities, the Municipality of Ljubljana and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as with YsOU Ukraine as Ukrainian partner, and is ready to assist and provide evacuation and humanitarian first aid, as well as accommodation and follow-up assistance in case of an extended stay.

Together with European Career Center for Artists, Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and Slovenian Youth Orchestra we will organise and implement different creative activities: day to day music lessons, master classes, leadership workshops, an orchestra academy, chamber orchestra academy and concerts with the live stream.

Our goal is to allow the young Ukrainian musicians to overcome a trauma of war, use their knowledge and their love – MUSIC – to help stop the horror and, at the same time, to encourage all those who are struggling to do music again.

We are dependent on donations to fund this care and urgently need your help.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP AND SUPPORT

Web page of Ukrainian instrumental youth orchestra

Facebook page of Ukrainian instrumental youth orchestra

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