Concert for Ukraine and Yemen


Benefit Concert Tonight to Raise Funds for Ukraine, Yemen War Victims


Cole Harrison,, 617-466-9274

Cambridge, May 20 — Music for Peace presents the first of two concerts to benefit victims of war in Ukraine and Yemen.

When: Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm

Where: Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

The music features the great Brahms Quintet in F Minor for Piano and strings, a dark, brooding and dramatic work, with a painfully beautiful slow movement.  We also present a work for cello and piano by Viktor Kosenko, considered the greaterst of Ukrainian composers, and a short, delicate piano bagatelle by the most significant living Ukrainian composer, Valentin Silvestrov, now in his mid-80’s and a refugee from the war living in Berlin.  Also performed will be a violin transcription of a Ukrainian song “My Beloved Kyiv”.

Performers will include Emil Altschuler, violin; Jean Huang, violin; Jounghoon Song, viola; Allison Eldredge, cello; and Victor Rosenbaum, piano.

Music for Peace will also present a second concert to benefit Ukraine and Yemen war victims on Saturday, June 4, featuring two Mozart chamber concertos.

Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine is causing immense human suffering.   NATO expansion led up to the situation.   There is no military solution and we call for an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated settlement, not more weapons, troops, or sanctions. Read our statement on the Russia-Ukraine war. Our donations will support humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees.

The Saudi/UAE bombing war in Yemen, using US-supplied planes, bombs, and missiles, has gone on for seven years with over 377,000 war deaths and 10 million Yemenis facing starvation.  Our donations will support the  Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, led by Dr. Aisha Jumaan.  Watch our interview with Dr. Jumaan.

The press is invited to receive complimentary admission.   The public may find more information or purchase tickets at