Benefit Concert for Ukraine - Saturday, June 25

The School of Peace and Conflict Studies is proud to support Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center in its collaboration with the Ukranian Bandurist Chorus of North America to raise funds for Ukraine medical and humanitarian aid.


Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center is entering into a unique collaboration with the world-renowned Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America (UBC) to use poetry and music as a means to raise awareness and funds for the benefit of Ukraine.

The Bandurist Chorus will hold “Amplify the Voice: A Benefit Concert for Ukraine” on Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at Severance Music Center, Mandel Concert Hall, in Cleveland. The benefit concert will feature the performances of the UBC, also known as the cultural ambassador of Ukraine. For more than 100 years, the UBC has been “the guardian of the bandura, a majestic 60-stringed musical instrument.” This will mark UBC’s only concert in Ohio this year and its first full concert in Ohio since 2018.The UBC includes musicians from the Greater Cleveland area, Akron and Youngstown.

This concert will support organizations that deliver medical and humanitarian aid, including the local Fund to Aid Ukraine, the Cleveland Maidan Association and the New York City-based Razom Inc.

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POSTED: Friday, June 24, 2022 - 10:23am
UPDATED: Friday, June 24, 2022 - 10:28am