Evacuation and safe accommodation of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Appeal for donations
The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (YsOU) was founded in 2016 at the initiative of the Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv, who opened the 2021 the Ludwigsburg Festival with the Festspiel Overture. Many young musicians of the Youth Symphony Orchestra war still in Ukraine. The Slovenian Youth Orchestra is collecting donations with the project »Music for future: Ukraine. Slovenia. Europe« to raise funds for evacuation, initial humanitarian aid and accommodation for the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. The project relies on the healing power of music. A music camp in Ljubljana offers the opportunity to overcome the horrors of war with the help of music. In addition, musical education can be safely continued at this location with daily lessons and joint concerts. Here you can go directly to the donation page.
conductor and artistic director of the YsOU, Oksana Lyniv, finds clear words on the war in Ukraine in the Deutsche Welle interview. »At last
Putin’s true intentions clear and open,« says Oksana Lyniv. »He
wants to destroy an independent state, a nation with its own culture,
own alphabet, its own language and history, its own artists, its own
Artists, its own identity. Our development as a European state,
for which we have worked for 30 years since independence, and which has
and which has demanded a high price with the Maidan, is acutely in danger. Now the world has seen Putin’s Russia’s true face, which is unfortunately far from the self-declared ideal image as a country of art and humanism. At the beginning of the development was the annexation of Crimea, which was condemned all over the world. Now Putin is targeting all of Ukraine.« Her tireless commitment to her country and the arts is also visible in a video contribution by Deutsche Welle.
Photo © Oliver Wolf, graphic Daniel Wiesmann