EBU radio organizations’ music initiatives to support Ukraine

Met Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin performing the Ukrainian national anthem ahead of their 28 February premiere of Don Carlos
Met Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin performing the Ukrainian national anthem ahead of their 28 February premiere of Don Carlos

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, the EBU music community is organizing special activities to support Ukraine, sharing them with all the radio organizations.

Joint initiatives

Give Peace a Chance

On Friday 4 March 2022, at 08.45 CET, more than 160 public radio channels across Europe – including Ukrainian Radio – came together in a simultaneous broadcast of John Lennon’s powerful song of unity, hope and peace, Give Peace a Chance. Based on an initiative from EBU Member radioeins (rbb), the symbolic transmission featured over 28 countries, and also had the support of European commercial radio, including channels in Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. Radioeins (rbb) developed the initiative as a demonstration of how the power of radio can amplify growing support for peace and create a united movement across the continent.

Ode to Peace

On 10 March 2022, 59 EBU classical channels in Europe and beyond gave powerful and meaningful airtime in an Ode to Peace, as a testament to the human spirit. They came together to broadcast part or all of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Inspired by an initiative from Radio Romania, an EBU Member, this transmission was heard in 33 countries at various moments of the day in many different versions of the same work with musicians chosen specifically by each broadcaster for that special day.

List of content offers



SM/2023/01/12/01 (CZCR) Benjamin Britten's War Requeim – a live concert in honour of the one year anniversary of the war in Ukraine from Czech Radio, Prague Philharmonia and Philharmonic Choir

SM/2023/01/14/01 (LTLR) World Radio Day 2023: Radio and Peace | Concert for a city under fire with pianist Darius Mažintas

SM/2023/01/24/01 (DEBR) World Radio Day 2023: Radio and Peace | Silvestrov's Requiem for Larissa, an archive concert from 2011 with the Munich Radio Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Choir

SM/2023/01/18/01-02 (CHSRF) CosmoKultur | Project 'In the Mirror' (Kyiv, Ukraine / St. Gallen, Switzerland) 

SM/2023/01/35/01 (BGBNR) World Radio Day 2023: Radio and Peace | Concert for Ukraine | Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Mark Kadin

SM/2023/01/33/01 (LTLR) Dark Times. Point One [6/14 Lithuania, 9/11 America, 2/24 Ukraine] | Contemporary Music Ensemble Synaesthesis 

SM/2023/01/40/01 (USMET) For Ukraine: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope | Live from the Met

SM/2023/02/28/01 (UAPBC) One Year of War | A Message from Ukraine  | Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra | Volodymyr Sheiko, conductor: worky by Yuri Shevchenko, Serhii Krutsenko, Ivan Nebesnyi, Yevhen Stankovych and Volodymyr Ivasiuk

SM/2023/02/41/01 (UAPBC) Andriy Shtoharenko's Symphony No. 5 | A 1978 archive recording from the Ukrainian Radio Recording House, Kyiv

SM/2023/02/37/01-03 (PLPR) Three Concerts featuring composers from Poland and Ukraine

SM/2023/08/48/01 (EBU) Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra with Keri-Lynn Wilson | A special concert from Warsaw


UA:PBC has kindly extended the broadcast deadline for 14 archives concerts until 31 December 2022, allowing an unlimited number of broadcasts. More information here.

SM/2022/02/49/01 (LTLR) Our Music Against The War | Support for Ukraine. Live transmission from Vilnius

SM/2022/03/01/01 (CZCR) Czech Radio Plays for Ukraine. Live transmission from Prague

SM/2022/03/03/01-03 (ATORF) Ukraine - Peace Shall Defeat War

SM/2022/03/05/01 (HRHRTR) Fourteen Zagreb choirs unite to sing for Ukraine   

SM/2022/03/07/01 (DEBR) - BR Studio production: Symphony Nr. 3 by Ukrainian composer Boris Lyatoshinsky with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Oksana Lyniv (Ukrainian)

SM/2022/03/09/01-02 (FRSRF) Radio France supports Ukraine

SM/2022/03/10/01 (DEBR) Anne-Sophie Mutter and Munich's three main orchestras play a benefit concert for Ukraine. Live transmission from Munich

SM/2022/03/12/01 (UAPBC) UA:PBC Special Offer | Works from Ukrainian Composers of the 20th century

SM/2022/03/14/01 (USMET) A Concert for Ukraine. Live from the Met in New York

SM/2022/03/15/01 (LVLR) A concert of Baltic music in support of Ukraine

SM/2022/03/16/01 (FIYLE) Sivestrov’s ‘Lacrimosa’ added to the concert with Jörg Widmann and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, put in the programme as a gesture of compassion towards Ukraine

SM/2022/03/22/01 (SKRTVS) Concert for Ukraine by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

EURO/2021-2022/OS1/011 (ESRTVE) A performance of the traditional Catalan song ‘El cant del ocells’ [Song of the birds] was played at the top of the opera

SM/2022/03/23/01 (DEWDR) Music for the People of Ukraine, a WDR Special from the Philharmonie, Cologne

SM/2022/03/24/01 (PLPR) Solidarni with Ukraine | Charity concert by the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw 

SM/2022/03/32/01 (CHSRF) Solidarity Concert for Ukraine | Heinz Holliger conducts The Kyiv Soloists and Basel Chamber Orchestra

SM/2022/03/34/01 (EEERR) Estonia for Ukraine | Estonian National Opera and Soloists support Ukraine

SM/2022/01/13/01 (CZCR) Silvestrov's Silent Music in support of Ukraine | Wagner's The Valkyrie, Act I | Stefanie Irányi, soprano, Christian Elsner, tenor & Franz-Josef Selig, bass | Alexander Liebreich, conductor

SM/2022/03/46/01 (ITRAI) Kharkiv Symphony Orchestra and conductor Yuriy Yanko | Genoa welcomes leading artists from Ukraine | 2021

SM/2022/03/42/01 (BGBNR) A Message of Peace from Bulgarian National Radio to Ukraine

SM/2021/07/18/12 (DERBB) European Concert in the 'Great Amber' Concert Hall in Liepāja | Showing solidarity with Ukraine 

SM/2022/04/01/01 (CHSRF) A concert for humanity and peace | Russia, Ukraine and Swiss musicians unite in chamber music 

SM/2022/04/15/01 (FRSRF) Musicians in Solidarity for Ukraine | Jeunes Talents at Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts, Paris

SM/2022/04/37/01-02 (DENDR and DEDKU) The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra on tour | Concerts in Dresden and Hannover

SM/2022/04/24/01 (FIYLE) Interviews with Musicians from Ukraine | 2022

SM/2022/06/26/01 (FRSRF) Vadim Gluzman performs Shostakovich's Second Violin Concerto alongside Ukrainian orchestral musicians | Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko

SM/2022/04/26/01 (BEVRT) Opening concert of 2022 Klarafestival with Orchestre National de France conducted by Cristian Măcelaru. The concert starts with the Hymn 2001 by Silvestrov, as a support for Ukraine

SM/2022/07/17/04 (NONRK) Ukraine in our hearts with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edvard Grieg Kor, Andris Poga, conductor, and Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

ER/2022/98/01 (LVLR) Latvian National Opera Season’s Closing Gala Concert. The National Anthem of Ukraine was played at the beginning of the concert in support to Ukraine

ER/2022/09/01 (CHRTS) Opening concert of Verbier Festival with Verbier Festival Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor, and Anna Fedorova, piano

ER/2022/51/40 (GBBBC) Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor, Anna Fedorova, piano, and Liudmyla Monastyrska, soprano, at the BBC Proms (Prom 19a)

SM/2022/08/09/01 (CHSRF) Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Oksana Lyniv, conductor, and Andryi Murza, violin, at Lucerne Festival

ER/2022/59/02 (LTLR) Concert for Ukraine at Kaunas Pažaislis Festival (Lithuania) with Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas State Chorus, Oksana Lyniv, conductor, Andrei Bondarenko, baritone, and Andryi Murza, violin

ER/2022/42/01 (FIYLE) Concert for Peace at Helsinki Festival with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu, conductor, performing Mozart's Requiem

SM/2022/07/18/01 (UAPBC) Choral Works by Valentin Silvestrov with The National Choir of Ukraine DUMKA

SM/2022/07/25/01 (UAPBC) Ukrainian Radio celebrates the 80th birthday of Yevhen Stankovych 

SM/2022/08/19/01-02 (UAPBC) Portrait of Ukrainian composer Boris Lyatoshynsky

SM/2022/12/05/01 (UAPBC) Christmas in Ukraine 

SM/2022/12/07/01-02 (ATORF) Da pacem - in times of war | Music for a Ukrainian Future 


Various music genres


RM/2023/02/05/01 (ROROR) Radio Romania: All Stars for Peace


WM/2022/03/01/01 (DEWDR) WDR Special: "Get Together" - Freedom and Peace for Ukraine. A Solidarity Concert

RM/2022/03/02/01 (CZCR) Czech, Russian, Belarusian Ukrainian musicians come together in support of Ukraine

FM/2022/04/01/01-02 (UA:PBC and ATORF) Dakhabrakha: 2 concerts reissued from the Kyiv ensemble, one recorded in 2015 at the Radio House of UA:PBC (Ukraine), the other recorded by ORF (Austria) at the 2016 Glatt & Verkehrt Festival. 

JM/2022/03/06/01 (UA:PBC) Blue Horse Project live from Ukrainian Radio Recording House

WM/2021/11/02/31 (PTRTP) Hudaki Village Band (Womex 2021)

RM/2022/01/03/11 (NLNPO) Featuring Ukrainian artist Alina Pash, who won the Music Moves Europe Award last January

JM/2022/04/05/01 (BGBNR) Together for Ukraine

FM/2022/04/03/01 (USNPR) Dakhabrakha - Tiny Desk Concert

JM/2022/04/09/01 (LTLR) Jazz For Peace concert for UNESCO International Jazz Day 2022

JM/2022/05/03/01 (DENDR) Martin Wind and Philip Catherine @ NDR Jazz Coming Home Concerts played Ukraine National Anthem

FM/2022/08/01/15 (DEMDR) Kurbasy & Dyvyna (supported by UA:PBC/Ukraine) 

JM/2022/08/05/01 (DEWDR) 2022 Euroradio Jazz Orchestra LIVE from Cologne, featuring special guest Ukrainian singer Tamara Lukasheva from Odessa, who will perform her own compositions influenced by the war in the Ukraine.


Playlists in support of Ukrainian artists

Album produced by FRRFI, music project around Ukraine with violinists and singers Olena Yeremenko and Masha Natanson, directed by Dj Click, recorded in Lviv in April 2022.

First participation of UA:PBC (Radio Promin) in Europe's Biggest Dance Show (14 October 2022)


Music documentaries

SM/2023/02/35/01 (UAPBC) Musicians and War: commemorating one year of war in Ukraine | A special radio documentary by UA:PBC


Special support

EBU Music will donate the Audience Prize (3,000 CHF) of the Horowitz Competition Kyiv-Geneva (21 April 2023).

EBU Music will support the participation of the Ukrainian musician (entered by UA:PBC) in the 2023 Euroradio Jazz Orchestra, taking place in Vilnius on 21-28 May 2023.


Concert broadcasts

List of all requests to Members initiatives concerts, as well as to concerts offered by UA:PBC since 24 February 2022




Monica Schütz
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