Concert to Benefit Ukraine: Featuring the Ensemble Gerdan with Solomia Gorokhivska & Andrei Pidkivka
Sunday, May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$45.00
All ticket sales benefit United Help Ukraine. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause.
Hill Center is honored to welcome back Gerdan – Kaleidoscope of World Music, founded by Ukrainian professional duo violinist/vocalist Solomia Gorokhivska and folk flute master Andrei Pidkivka. Gerdan bring the fire and edge of traditional Ukrainian music. The ensemble is named after Gerdan, a multi-colored, intricately woven beaded necklace from the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. Like this dazzling and exquisite necklace of different colors and shapes, the musicians of Gerdan create original arrangements of traditional Ukrainian folk melodies and rhythms that reflect their passion for blending the old with the new, in a style that is fresh, lively, and beautiful. The exclusive collection of Ukrainian authentic flutes in combination with other traditional and modern instruments create an unforgettable musical experience. Gerdan’s prominent musicians have been acknowledged for their technique and exquisite musical presentations performing an exciting Eastern European music repertoire. Pidkivka received a Grammy Award for his work on the haunting soundtrack for the HBO series Chernobyl.
United Help Ukraine is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It was started in 2014, after the Russian attack on Ukraine, by a small group of people who met at a protest in Washington, DC. Most,have a personal connection to Ukraine.
United Help Ukraine provides:
- Medical supplies: Individual First Aid Kits for service members of Ukrainian Armed Forces and Territorial Defense Forces; hospital equipment.
- Personal Protective, Medical, and Survival Equipment
- Humanitarian Aid: monetary grants and shipping of goods to internally displaced Ukrainians and refugees
- Wounded Warrior: dedicated fundraisers for the Ukrainian wounded, including those who are being treated in American hospitals; support for their families
- Raising Awareness: hosting rallies and cultural events to bring attention to Ukraine’s struggle for freedom and independence.
United Help Ukraine is a grassroots, entirely volunteer-based organization. Since their inception, they have developed robust working relationships with Ukrainian NGOs, hospitals, and other organizations. They also have trusted partners in American suppliers and logistical companies that enables them to deliver help quickly and with minimal friction.
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, you can do so HERE.
Gerdan – Live on the Millenium Stage at The Kennedy Center on March 12, 2022