The Freedom Orchestra - Ukraines Fight to survive
Putin’s aim is to not only annex, but to erase Ukraine’s unique and distinctive culture and language.
Russia has been trying to destroy Ukrainian independence.
It is a battle of national survival.
You cannot erase the culture.
To heal and bring unity
Ukraine gained its independence 1991, with the end of Soviet Union.
There was corruption and close ties to Russia, and a hundred protestors were killed.
Silvesteros Ukraine composer. Symphony number 7
Desperation of the soul
74 Ukrainian musicians.
The orchestra played for all the soldiers who have died in Ukraine – message of continuity and hope. To heal and express Ukraine’s voice.
The Ukrainian orchestra performed at the BBC proms Albert halls in 2022.