Newly formed Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra started its world tour
The newly formed Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, made up of Ukrainian musicians — some from Ukraine’s major cities, some now displaced as refugees, and others who play in European orchestras — started its world tour.
Under Canadian-Ukrainian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, the orchestra is a symbol of the remarkable resolve and determination shown by the people of Ukraine.
Creating an orchestra that would make a statement against war goes back to an initiative by New York Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera.
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra is touring Europe and the US from July 28 to August 20, 2022, including stops in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, before culminating with concerts in New York and Washington, DC.