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    Slava Ukraini

    Tue 22 Mar, 8pm
    Royal Festival Hall
    Classical music
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    Join us in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and London’s Ukrainian community at a specially curated night of music, poetry and spoken word.

    Slava Ukraini features writers Olesya Khromeychuk, Andrey Kurkov and Serhiy Zhadan, music from Jon Hopkins with Leo Abrahams and musicians from the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, and readings by actors Ben Whishaw, Jonathan Pryce, Juliet Stevenson and Maisie Williams, including poetry by Ilya Kaminsky.

    The line-up of Ukrainian and British guests attending in person and via live link-up from Ukraine also includes Ukrainian classical musicians Yuriy Yurchuk, Kseniia Nikolaieva, Dinara Klinton, Rozanna Madylus and Stefan Bulyha.

    All net proceeds from the event and all further funds raised on the evening will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

    DEC brings together the UK’s leading aid charities to respond to humanitarian crises. 13 of DEC’s member charities are working directly, or through their local partners, on the ground in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to help refugees fleeing the conflict.

    Slava Ukraini is organised in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute, and supported by the British Council.

    • Andrey Kurkov
    • Ben Whishaw
    • Dinara Klinton
    • Galya Bisengalieva
    • Jon Hopkins with Leo Abrahams
    • Jonathan Pryce
    • Juliet Stevenson
    • Kseniia Nikolaieva
    • London Contemporary Orchestra
    • Maisie Williams
    • Olesya Khromeychuk
    • Robert Ames
    • Rozanna Madylus
    • Serhiy Zhadan
    • Stefan Bulyha
    • Yuriy Yurchuk
    • Ukrainian Folk Song: Oh, the geese were flying
    • Saint-Saëns: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix from Samson et Dalila
    • Igor Poklad: Smile my fate (old Ukrainian song)
    • Giordano: Nemico della Patria from Andrea Chénier
    • Bryce Dessner: Aheym for string quartet
    • Lysenko: The Dnieper River Rages
    • Ukrainian Folk Song: Moon in the Sky
    • Hubarenko: Aria for clarinet & piano
    • Valentin Silvestrov: Andantino (2nd movement) from Sonata for violin & piano (Post scriptum)
    • Havrylets: Chorale for strings
    • : Interspersed with poetry & readings

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    For ages 16+

    You can donate directly to the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal online or by text.
    Make a donation

    Donate £10* by texting SC to 70150

    *Texts cost £10 plus the standard network charge, and the whole £10 goes to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. You must be 16 or over – please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms and conditions and more information go to

    The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall at 7.15pm: pre-concert performance by the Playing for Peace Orchestra. Admission free to ticket holders.

    Dates & times

    Tue 22 Mar, 8pm
    Approximate run time: 90 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


    Standard entry £25

    Concessions 25%* *Limited availability. Read about concessions.

    All net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

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