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Mar. 09 2022

Special Programming notice – Met concert for Ukraine 3/14 @8pm

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WBJC will be broadcasting a special concert from the Met on Monday, March 14th at 8pm.

From the Met:
A Concert for Ukraine, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the Met Orchestra and Chorus, featuring a roster of star soloists. The special concert will offer solidarity for Ukrainian citizens under attack, with all ticket sales and proceeds supporting relief efforts in the country.

In announcing the special concert, Met General Manager Peter Gelb said, “The Met and its artists, led by Yannick, wish to lend our support to the innocent victims of Ukraine, whose lives have been torn asunder. We hope the power of our performance will provide some measure of artistic solace, while helping to inspire empathetic people around the world to make donations.”

“Music truly has the power to heal, and I hope this special concert will demonstrate our unwavering support for the suffering people of Ukraine,” said Maestro Nézet-Séguin. “In times of crisis, it is so important that artists unite and provide consolation and inspiration through our work.”

Program

  • Ukrainian National Anthem
  • “A Prayer for the Ukraine” by Valentin Silvestrov
  • Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
  • “Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s Nabucco
  • Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss – Lise Davidsen
  • Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 – Elza van den Heever, Jamie Barton, Piotr Beczała, and Ryan Speedo Green

CLARIFICATION: WBJC is airing the delayed feed at 8pm. If you would like to stream the live concert at 6pm, please visit the Met’s website for more information. WBJC is only airing the concert, we are not collecting any donations with regards to the concert. Please visit the Met’s website for more information.

More information about the live, in-person/streamed concert and tickets can be found at metopera.org.

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