Carpe Diem Arts presents a benefit event for Ukraine, featuring the acclaimed Gerdan Ensemble of musicians and dancers.
Location: The Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton, MD 21601
We invite you to share in a memorable hour of music and dance with Gerdan in support of their wish that “Ukrainian children never experience the horror they are going through now—and to do everything possible to bring back a peaceful sky for them.”
Gerdan from Ukraine features Solomia Gorokhivska on violin/vocals, Andrei Pidkivka on ethnic flutes, and Kalin Kirilov on accordion, with world-renowned dancer Roman Mykyta and friends.
This one-hour program will offer a rich sampling of the classical and folk music and the dazzling dance traditions of Ukraine. Included will be Gerdan's original arrangements of songs and instrumental music from different regions of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, with Andrei's exotic flutes, from the small ocarina to the large fujara, and Solomia's violin and vocals.
Closing the evening will be the traditional Ukrainian lullaby, “And the Dreams Come True,” the title cut of Gerdan’s last recording. The song is about a silver moon that guards houses where little children are sleeping and dreaming. They are dreaming about the beautiful future of Ukraine. In the last verse, the silver moon is asked if the dreams come true. The moon's response is this: "Children will grow up, help Ukraine, and their dreams will come true.”
Funds will be raised in support of relief efforts in the wake of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. 100% of donations will go directly to United Help Ukraine (UHU), a trusted Maryland-based humanitarian relief organization helping to meet the immediate need for food and water, hygiene kits, shelter, and trauma therapy for Ukrainian children and families: www.unitedhelpukraine.org