June 12, 2022, 7:30 pm
Ukrainian-American soprano, Oksana Krovytska, who was hailed by the New York Times as “the Butterfly that Puccini wanted” when performing with New York City Opera, will lead several Ukrainian artists in a concert to benefit children of war-torn Ukraine at the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck on June 12.
Joining Ms. Krovytska are Stefan Szkavarofsky, a bass with the Metropolitan Opera, Dr. Taras Filenko, a renowned pianist/musicologist and authority on Ukrainian music, violinist Innesa Tymochko-Dekajlo, the Malvy Bandura Duet, as well as other special guests.
The concert will explore the unique musical heritage of Ukraine, including the cultural exchange between Ashkenazi Jews and other ethnic groups that have called Ukraine home. This concert is given in support of UJA Federation’s Crisis in Ukraine Emergency Mobilization Fund, and the Ukrainian charitable foundation “With an Angel on the Shoulder”, which was founded in Lviv in 2017 and provides assistance to children and young adults with serious diseases. Since the beginning of the war, WAS’s mission has been significantly broadened to include aid to orphaned and displaced children and medical institutions that provide support to the elderly and low-income groups. Ms. Krovytska is a native of L’viv and her daughter works for the foundation.
This concert is co-sponsored by Mamaroneck United Methodist Church and the Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration.
A suggested donation of $36 per person can be made prior to or at the concert.