LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Las Vegas musicians are reuniting to perform in Ukraine. The Las Vegas Sinfonietta, a small group from the symphony orchestra, will present a benefit concert featuring works by Mozart and Ukrainian composers.
“Maxim Berezovsky, one of his symphonies. They are practically unknown in this country because they were discovered very recently…and we will also play some short pieces by another Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk and probably perform the national anthem,” said artistic director Taras Krysa .
Krysa was born in Ukraine and spent part of her childhood there. Before the pandemic, Krysa traveled back and forth from Las Vegas to the country as director of UNLV orchestras and musical director of the Lviv Philharmonic, Ukraine’s oldest professional orchestra.
“I’m actually quite overwhelmed with so many messages of support,” Krysa said.
Krysa’s family remains in the war-torn country, but so far so good.
“They stay at home and they hear sirens… The situation is much worse in other parts near Kiev… Mariupol where the maternity ward was bombed, it’s incomprehensible,” Krysa said.
Krysa wants to do something to help those who are suffering and said the money raised from the relief concert will go directly to the refugees.
“We try to do what we can,” Krysa said.
The benefit concert will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Clark County Library Theater. Tickets are $28 for adults, $14 for students, and free for children 12 and under.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/219452577567 or at the library box office one hour before the performance.
Donate to Las Vegas Sinfonietta here: https://lasvegassinfonietta.com/donate.
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