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Solidarity & Benefit Concert for Ukraine


24 Feb 2023 20:00


Aula Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411

Event Location


Event Description

On 24 February, 2022, Russia initiated a full-fledged invasion of Ukraine causing death and suffering to millions of Ukrainian citizens. With a benefit concert on 24 February 2023 featuring various Ukrainian musicians, including the SonCe Trio, percussionist Konstantyn Napolov, singer Maryana Golovchenko and young students from the Davidsbündler Music Academy, we contribute to the Ukrainian fight for freedom, sustained solidarity for Ukrainian people, and stand together against injustice. The evening is organised by the University of Amsterdam, Davidsbündler Music Academy, University of New Europe and the Ukrainian Embassy of the Netherlands, with the support of TRIDA Foundation, the Amsterdam University Fund and Alumni Association AUV.

The concert will take place in the 17th-century Lutherse Kerk in Amsterdam for 450 people, and it will also be available for everyone around the world to watch and listen to through a livestream. Internationally renowned musicians, including the Ukrainian singer Maryana Golovchenko, percussionist Konstantyn Napolov, and Mischa Maisky Trio, will play works by Ukrainian composers in a varied programme that shows the richness of Ukraine's musical tradition. The evening will be opened by the Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, and presented by Jet Berkhout (NPO Klassiek). Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Maksym Kononenko, will also be in attendance.

With the concert, we aim to combat compassion fatigue - a problem that is important for this war, just as for many conflict situations elsewhere in the world for which ongoing public attention is today vital.

Time and location

Friday, 24 February 2023, 20:00
Venue: Aula Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

Tickets & Proceeds

€ 50 regular price for the venue
€ 30 price for UvA staff for the venue
€ 15 student price (all universities) for the venue
€ 15 access to the livestream online
Admission is free for refugees from Ukraine, but they do need to 'buy' a free ticket due to the limited numbers of seats available. You need a ticket to access the venue.

You can make a voluntary additional donation when purchasing your ticket(s). It is also possible to only make a donation without purchasing a ticket. In that case, leave all ticket options at '0' and enter the desired amount in the Voluntary donation field.


Performing musicians include: