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Playing for Change: a Play-a-Thon for Ukraine

September 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Register for Play-a-Thon for Ukraine

Playing for Change, a Play-a-Thon for Ukraine which will benefit Dr. Irwin Redlener’s Ukraine Children’s Action Project.

The Play-a-Thon will take place on September 10th, 2023 from 1-5pm on the steps of St Mark's Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street in the East Village of New York City.

Steinway & Sons and the Music Teachers National Association are supporting the event, kindly donating two grand pianos for our use that afternoon.

All instruments are welcome. The music will all be by Ukrainian composers as we celebrate the vibrant culture and wonderful artists that country has produced. A list of composers is provided below to help you select performance material.

We welcome performers of all ages and abilities, from student to professional. There is a registration fee of $25 per player, which will go to the Ukraine Children's Action Project (UCAP). We also challenge performers to raise additional funds for UCAP from family, friends, and colleagues; the top three fundraisers will be recognized with The Village Trip T-shirts, a  poster and letters from Dr Irwin and Karen Redlener, the founders of UCAP.

On the registration form, please indicate your chosen piece of music, the timing of your piece and preferred time frame for your performance. A light snack will be provided by Veselka.

To register, please click on the Register button to pay the non-refundable registration fee, after which you will be taken to the registration form.

Come play for Ukraine and compete with other musicians to raise the most money for the children of Ukraine! Let's show the people of Ukraine how much we care.

To sponsor a player

Go to www.thevillagetrip.com/donateukraine  or click on the Donate button below. Please give the name of the player you are sponsoring in the dedication box.

If you have any queries please contact playathon@thevillagetrip.com

Ukraine Children's Action Project

Karen and Irwin RedlenerUCAP logoUCAP was founded by pediatrician Irwin Redlener and children’s advocate Karen Redlener, less than three months after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. Its principal mission is to help address widespread psychological trauma and educational disruption experienced by the millions of children who were able to escape the extreme violence in eastern and southern Ukraine. In addition to addressing these major challenges, UCAP has continued to respond to a host of humanitarian needs, including purchasing back-up generators and winter clothes for children. The Redleners travel frequently to Ukraine and Poland to meet personally with every program that UCAP funds.

Their core commitment to donors? On the ground, hands on, transparent…

List of Ukrainian Composers

Many are available on imslp and various online sites

  • Isaac Berkovich
  • Sergei Bortkievich
  • Mykolaiv Lysenko
  • Vasily Barvinsky
  • Rheinhold Gliere
  • Borys Lystoshynsky
  • Valentin Sylvestrov
  • Samuel Maykapar
  • Mykola Lysenko
  • Victor Kosenko
  • Bohdana Filtz

Russian composers born in Ukraine

  • Nikolai Kasputin
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Samuel Maykapar

Ukrainian Folk Song arrangements are welcome

  • Beethoven
  • Faber

Please contact us for help in finding a piece if needed: playathon@thevillagetrip.com

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September 10, 2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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St Mark’s in the Bowery
131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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