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

Classical

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

 

Various music genres

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

 

Playlists in support of Ukrainian artists
 

Concert broadcasts

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

Details

Genre

Year of production
2022

Contact detail

Monica Schütz
Community Manager
+41 78 641 70 20
schuetz@ebu.ch