11 May 2022, CANKARJEV DOM

On 11 May, musical talents from Ukraine, together with young musicians from Slovenia under the auspices of the Slovenian Youth Orchestra and united in the Music for the Future Orchestra, performed at Cankarjev dom.

Before, during and after the event, in cooperation with UNICEF Slovenia, donations were collected to help participating musicians and their families from Ukraine and for UNICEF assistance programs for children and families from Ukraine.

The headliner of the concert was Gidon Kremer, one of the most admired musicians on the planet. He has delivered tremendous gifts to the music-loving community for over five decades. He was always connected to Ukrainian culture in many ways: with numerous collaborations, by playing and promoting pieces of Ukrainian composers and last, but not least he was always supportive of young musicians and keep this strategy still.

I. Loboda: Requiem for violin solo. Dedicated to the endless sufferings of Ukraine
V. Silvestrov: Serenade for violin solo
R. Schumann: Concert for violin (in original for cello) in A minor, Op. 129
A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B 163

Solo: Gidon Kremer, violin
Conductor: Živa Ploj Peršuh