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