March 7, 2024

Dalia Stasevska Conducts 'Let There Be Light,' a benefit concert for Ukraine

Let There Be Light

Support Concert for Ukraine

April 6, 2024, at 7:00 PM (Finnish time)

Helsinki Music Hall, Concert Hall (Mannerheimintie 13 A, 00100 Helsinki)


Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra & Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Conductor: Dalia Stasevska
Violin: Elina Vähälä

Frolyak | Sibelius | Skoryk | Klami

Tickets: €11.50–34 (available on Ticketmaster). Proceeds from the concert will directly support music education in Ukraine. Additionally, patrons can choose to donate an extra amount when purchasing tickets.

In Collaboration

The main organizer of the concert is the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, with the participation of 35 Ukrainian music students coordinated by the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. These students are either studying in Ukraine or have relocated elsewhere in Europe to continue their studies in the wake of the conflict. The concert is organized in close collaboration with Helsinki Music Centre (Musiikkitalo), Helsinki City Orchestra, and Tapiola Sinfonietta. The event is supported by Konstsamfundet, the Sibelius Academy Foundation, and the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.


-The Power of Music in Times of War and Crisis: Exploring how music can provide solace, empower, foster unity, support national identity, and inspire.
-Dalia Stasevska's Role as a Professional Artist in Society: Examining how art can contribute positively to society and make a difference in significant crisis situations.
-The Significance of Culture and Music to Identity: Comparing Finlandia for Finns and Melodia for Ukrainians.
-Mutual Learning Between Ukrainian and Finnish Music Education: Exploring what each culture can learn from the other in the realm of music education.
-Showcasing Key Classical Music Pieces from Both Countries: The program includes essential works from the classical music repertoire of Ukraine and Finland, aiming to     introduce Ukrainian music to the Finnish concert audience.
-The Power of Art and Culture in Rebuilding a Suppressed Culture: Reflecting on Ukraine's history of imperialism and oppression and how a new generation, born in     independent Ukraine, seeks to explore the world to contribute to rebuilding their homeland.

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