Music conservatories and professional training programs in the U.S. and Canada have come together to present a free virtual benefit concert to support the people of Ukraine. Young musicians from the eight organizations—Cleveland Institute of Music, Colburn School, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, New World Symphony, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music—will perform the online benefit concert, introduced by violinist Midori. Hosted by the Violin Channel at, the concert will be streamed on Saturday, April 16 at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. Viewers will be able to make donations to support organizations providing humanitarian aid, supplies and transportation, and medical services to the people of Ukraine.

Filmed in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Boston, the program includes performances by the New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Klezmer Ensemble; the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Roots, Jazz and American Music program; and music from the Colburn School’s initiative focusing on composers suppressed by the Nazi regime. The concert also features works by Schubert, Bartók, Paul Taffanel, Miroslav Skoryk, and David Popper by students of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, New World Symphony, and the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School.

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