Recording of RPO benefit concert for Ukraine is available for streaming

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra announced that a recording of their benefit concert for Ukraine, which raised $58,000, is available for streaming.

Starting Monday, people can watch the concert in 4K on the RPO’s website for the next 30 days. Viewing the concert is free of charge and viewers are encouraged to donate a minimum of $20 to ROC Maidan, which received all the proceeds of the in-person concert held on March 12.

ROC Maidan, a Rochester-based charitable organization, uses donations to send medical supplies, humanitarian aid, and rehabilitation equipment to people impacted by the invasion of Ukraine.

RPO Music Director Andreas Delfs said he’s glad the orchestra is supporting efforts to help the Ukrainian people.

“This amazing orchestra stands in solidarity with the brave people of Ukraine, and we hope to inspire additional support from our already generous community,” Delfs said.

The concert, recorded at the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, started with the Ukrainian national anthem and featured music by several Ukrainian composers. The pieces included the American premiere of Yevhen Stankovych’s violin concerto No. 5.