Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Seattle Opera present: UNITY: A Concert for Ukraine, with funds raised going to support Ukrainian artist refugees at Poland’s Poznań Opera House. Featuring the PNB Orchestra under the direction of Emil de Cou and Alevtina Ioffe, with artists from Seattle Opera.
Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Seattle Opera have collaborated to present a benefit concert for Ukrainian artists. The PNB Orchestra, conducted by PNB music director Emil de Cou and Alevtina Ioffe (currently making her Seattle Opera debut with The Marriage of Figaro), will be joined by Ukrainian mezzo- soprano Olga Syniakova and others, for a performance featuring Ukrainian folk songs, A Prayer for Ukraine (Silvestrov), music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Delibes, and more. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Pegaz Cultural Association, which is working closely with the Poznań Opera House in Poland and other local organizations to host artist residencies by providing housing, food, rehearsal space and performance opportunities for Ukrainian artists who have taken refuge in Poland. (Note that PNB dancers do not appear in this concert.)