When: Doors open at 6:30 PM. Concert is from 7 - 8:30 PM.
What to expect: Music by Golijov, Mozart, and Shostakovich and an arrangement of Ukrainian songs by Alexei Talanov
Cost: This event is available on a donation basis. You can enter any amount you would like to donate in the box. We encourage deep generosity. All proceeds will be given directly to the Relief Fund for Ukrainian Musicians.
The Russian war on Ukraine has brought unspeakable horrors and destruction. A country with a rich culture dating back thousands of years, Ukraine's global contribution to music is immense and now its musicians and their families are on the brink of survival with their livelihoods destroyed. Most are separated from their families across the border, others are sheltering in basements, and all of them in need of our assistance.
When the war broke out, Ukrainian-American violist Alexander Vavilov immediately reached out to the members of the Ukrainian musical community, as many of his musician friends and families were still there. He was met with pleas for help and stories of sheer desperation this war has wrought on a community now in need of food, shelter, medical assistance, and financial support to preserve and sustain their ability to make music now and into the future.
Alexander, in collaboration with the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) and the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation (LBF) in Germany, started the Relief Fund for Ukrainian Musicians to collect contributions to support humanitarian assistance for Ukrainian musicians and their families.
Alexander is a member of the Sheffield Chamber players, a rising group on the regional classical music scene, founded in 2014 on the belief that experiencing chamber music in the intimate settings for which it was written profoundly changes the way listeners respond to music, and to each other.
The Sheffield Chamber players will be playing a benefit concert for the Relief Fund for Ukrainian Musicians at Beacon Hill Friends House in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.
Vaccination against COVID-19 and masks are required for this event. Please bring proof of vaccination with you to enter the venue.
The concert will be held at Beacon Hill Friends House, a Quaker center and community house in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.
The location is within walking distance of all Boston transit lines.
Should you choose to drive, BHFH has parking passes to the Boston Common garage available for $9. We will sell these on-site. Simply park in the garage and bring your ticket with you.
Accessibility: The primary entrance is up a flight of stairs and we have a sidewalk level entrance to our basement level that can accommodate small and standard size wheelchairs (the turning radius is too small for large motorized chairs).
We can accommodate 50 people at the venue. After that, registration here will close. You can still register to attend via livestream at this link.