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Carnegie Hall Presents

Concert for Ukraine

Monday, May 23, 2022 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Join an all-star lineup of performers for this special benefit concert. Proceeds from this one-night-only event—including 100% of ticket sales—support Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid nonprofit organization that provides urgently needed medical supplies to relief groups on the ground in Ukraine. Hear luminaries of classical music, opera, jazz, and Broadway, as well as the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York. Carnegie Hall is proud to host this historic concert in solidarity with the people of Ukraine—and deeply grateful to the incredible artists and music lovers making this impactful event possible.

Pre-Concert Safety Checklist

Direct Relief is a US-based organization with a Platinum rating on GuideStar, earning a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes. Charity Navigator lists it among the "10 Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of," and it is named among "the world's most innovative companies in not-for-profit" by Fast Company.


Angel Blue
Michael Feinstein
Sullivan Fortner
Denyce Graves
Evgeny Kissin
Isabel Leonard
Itzhak Perlman
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Chris Thile
Jessica Vosk
Adrienne Warren

with Richard Gere, Host

Members of Ensemble Connect
Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York

Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Musical Director
Bryan Wagorn, Piano

Marc Bruni, Director
Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, Writers
Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer
Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer


MYKHAILO VERBYTSKY National Anthem of Ukraine

LYATOSHYNS'KY Allegro e poco agitato from Ukrainian Quintet, Op. 42

TRAD. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

LESLIE ADAMS "Prayer" from Nightsongs

RICHARD THOMPSON "How Will I Ever Be Simple Again?"

R. STRAUSS "Morgen!", Op. 27, No. 4

TRAD. "Deep River"

KREISLER Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven


FALLA "Nana" from Siete canciones populares españolas

SONDHEIM "Children Will Listen" from Into the Woods

BROWN "If I Can Dream"

LEIGH "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha

BENJ PASEK / JUSTIN PAUL "A Million Dreams" from The Greatest Showman


CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor

JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler's List

BERNSTEIN "Somewhere" from West Side Story

Event Duration

The concert will last approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

WQXR is a media partner of Carnegie Hall’s Concert for Ukraine.

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