We provide our evening programmes free of charge. However, if you would like to thank us monetarily for this and can afford it, donation boxes have been available at our programme tables since the beginning of our festival season, the contents of which benefit the Youth symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (YsOU) founded by Oksana Lyniv.
With Vladimir Putin's military attack on Ukraine, which started on 24 February this year, many inhabitants had to flee their country. Numerous offers of help were formed, such as the »Music for the Future« project of the Slovenian Youth Symphony Orchestra. In the course of this project, the first priority was to evacuate young Ukrainian musicians – including the members of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (YsOU) – and their families from Ukraine to Slovenia. In a second step, a music camp was set up in Ljubljana, which offers the evacuated young people not only general school education, but above all musical education in symphonic and chamber music formations. The conductor Oksana Lyniv reports how fulfilling it is to observe that the musicians have become happier and happier over the past months.
Supported by European artists, theatres and festivals, the Slovenian-Ukrainian Music for the Future Orchestra, which emerged from the project, plays benefit concerts to raise funds. The project now serves over 140 people between the ages of five and 82. Your generous donations at our events have raised a total of €7,892 to support the Music for the Future project.
Thank you very much!
Photo © Oliver Wolf, graphic Daniel Wiesmann