Urban Stages’ Presents
MUSICAL MARATHON FOR UKRAINE
Ukraine and Urban Stages’ Artists perform together
To Raise Funds for Medical Supplies
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
The ongoing invasion of the sovereign country of Ukraine has had unprecedented worldwide consequences and has horrified the world. Urban Stages is offering what we can art and music, to raise funds and help address the humanitarian crisis that the people of Ukraine now face. Ukraine and Urban Stages musical artists will join together to raise funds for Medical Supplies. –Frances Hill. Ukraine Consul General Oleksii Holubova and a Representative of RAZOM (non-profit, organization giving emergency aid to Ukraine since 2014) will address the crisis.
At the 2:00PM show, Andy Didorenko, Ukrainian composer/violinist and his wife Yuliya Basis pianist will perform Meditation by Ukraine composer S. Bortklewicz, and his own composition Reminiscence. Victoria Carchietta a young flutist in her 4th year at NYU and whose family are from Kyiv will play the 4th Movement of Prokofiev Sonata for flute along with a Ukraine folk song. John DiPinto, an Urban Stages pianist will perform Ukraine Folk tunes by accordionist Voldymy Kurylenko. Broadway soprano Lori Mirabal will sing a selection of Musical Theater tunes. Gilana Ivannikova, a Ukraine Mezzo Soprano will lead the Ukraine National Anthem.
At the 4:00 show, MAC award winning singer Sue Matsuki is performing as part of Gregory’s Gals Sing for Ukraine. Pianist Gregory Toroian with Skip Ward on bass will accompany Ann Talman, Leslee Warren, and Kati Neiheisel singing songs from the American Song Book. Galina Ivannikova, Ukraine mezzo soprano, will sing the National Ukraine Anthem with Yuliya Basis on the piano. The duo will perform a Ukraine folk song Black Brows
At the 6:00 show The award winning cabaret songwriter Tom Toce will host SONGS OF HOPE, to support the Ukrainian people. Traditional singer-songwriter Erica Weiss, the former conductor of the Yale Slavic Chorus, will perform Ukrainian folk songs with her Slavic Chorus colleagues Amy Bressler and Sonia Senkiwsky Giandomenico. Cabaret stalwarts Ann Kittredge, Sidney Myer and Sue Matsuki as well as newcomer Madalynn Mathews will perform songs of hope from the Great American Songbook. Julie Gold will sing her Grammy Award-winning From A Distance. A special attraction is Kateryna Aiman, Ukraine musician, who plays the dorma, a type of Ukraine string instrument. She will play a piece that is a bright tribute to the fallen sons of Ukraine with Lilly Friedman on piano. Ms Aiman will also play a well-known Ukraine wedding song sang by Ukraine mezzo soprano Galina Ivannikova. Jon Delfin is musical director.
At the 8PM show. JAZZ will be HEADLINE, MUSIC OF HOPE. Ukrainian/uS Jazz artist Fima Chupakhin came to the USA from Ukraine in 2012 as jazz pianist on a Fulbright. He holds two master degrees in Jazz. He is highly regarded on the New York scene as versatile pianist, composer, arranger. He will play a selection of his music. Joining him is Jazz vocalist Cleve Douglass. Cleve has become a staple in the New York night club community and has been nominated BEST MALE JAZZ VOCALIST. The Two JAZZ musicians playing together to raise FUNDS for UKRAINE is the theme of this Marathon.
Urban Stages Theater 259 West 30th Street
$30 Tickets (or simply donate) urbanstages.org 212 421- 1380
MONIES RAISED WILL GO Through RAZOM (a non-profit organization whose name means TOGETHER in Ukrainian – that has facilitated emergency and aid from the states to Ukraine since the Revolution of Dignity in 2014). We are raising money for medical supplies. Gifts Tax Dedutible.
Ukraine Consul General Oleksii Holubova & Razom Representative will speak