The charitable purpose of the concert is to raise funds for the local non-profit Ukrainian Care, which has been intensively helping and supporting Ukrainians for 11 months, providing bread to people in cities in Ukraine.
Bread for Ukrainians is not only the essential food on the table but a sacred product that symbolises prosperity and peace. Today, Ukrainian Care buys thousands of loaves of bread daily and distributes them to people in Zaporizhzhya and Kryvyi Rih by volunteers
-Inna Kovtun, ethno-singer, folklorist-musicologist, founder and leader of the folk band Rozhanytsia, soloist of the band Astarta, and scientist whose efforts have collected and preserved many unique examples of Ukrainian authenticity, ancient songs, rites, legends, traditional dances.
– Anton Belov, baritone, the Professor of music at Linfield University.
The voice of baritone Anton Belov has been called rich and mellifluous by the New York Times, while the Philadelphia Inquirer calls it that of an emerging star. A graduate of the Juilliard Opera Center, he has appeared with numerous companies and orchestras throughout the United States and has earned critical acclaim for his portrayals of Count di Luna, Don Giovanni, Escamillo, Count Almaviva, Doctor Malatesta, and Eugene Onegin.
Equally at home with opera, oratorio, and concert repertoire, Mr. Belov presented hundreds of recitals throughout the United States appearing at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Mr. Belov is First Place winner of eight vocal competitions including the George London Competition, the Young Concert Artists International Competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Dr. Belov is an associate professor of music at Linfield University in McMinnville, OR.
Mr. Belov immigrated to the United States in 1991. Though born in Moscow, Anton has deep ancestral roots in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the War, Mr. Belov has been outspoken in his criticism of the Russian invasion. He has been instrumental in producing numerous benefit concerts that to date raised tens of thousands of dollars for Ukrainian medical relief organizations.
– Ekaterina Kozachuk, a flautist;
– Andrei Georgioglo, an author and the singer.
– Anastasia Hermak, singer and the teacher of piano and vocals.
Join us to plunge into the atmosphere of music and creativity, and support Ukraine.