Pianist Simon Tedeschi presents concert to raise funds for Ukraine
With special guests, Ukrainian singer and bandura player, Larissa Kovalchuk, flute soloist Sally Walker and multi-instrumentalist Paul Cutlan.
“When she was alive, my grandmother always told me that she volunteered at the Sydney Jewish Museum by sharing her story so that ‘what happened’ would never, ever happen again. Sadly, recent history has shown this to be an idealistic premise.
Nevertheless, I believe it the duty of all free-thinking people to combat extremism, especially of a nationalistic variety.
As such, I am organising a fundraising concert for Ukraine, at Camelot Lounge in Sydney, and 100% of proceeds will go to supporting the people of Ukraine in their fight against Russia’s illegal occupation via The United Ukraine Appeal, through Medical and Humanitarian Aid, Rehabilitation Centres and Non-violent Defence.
Joining me will be my frequent collaborator, the extraordinary flautist Sally Walker, multi-instrumentalist Paul Cutlan, and the exceptional Ukrainian soprano Larissa Kovalchuk who plays the bandura, an instrument that dates back to the 6th century on Ukrainian land. Come and hear traditional folksong and music from our two countries, alongside several works from the classical canon.
I hope you’ll join us for this special evening in support of Ukraine, at this time when more support is urgently needed.”
– Simon Tedeschi
Date: Thursday 20 October, 2022 at 8pm (doors open 7pm)
Venue: Camelot Lounge, cnr 103 Railway Pde and 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
Tickets: $55 including booking fee.
100% of proceeds from ticket sales to be donated to The United Ukraine Appeal.