Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs a benefit concert for Ukraine to raise money for Save the Children

Berlin/Munich, March 4, 2022 – Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian State Orchestra will perform a joint benefit concert at the Isarphilharmonie on March 8 to raise funds for Save the Children to help children in Ukraine.

The conflict in Ukraine threatens the lives of 7.5 million children and has already forced over a million people, including 400,000 children, to flee their homes.

“Everyone can and should help now. Words alone are not enough,” says Anne-Sophie Mutter, who has supported Save the Children for more than two decades and is committed to helping children affected by war and conflict. .

“This is a terrible humanitarian catastrophe. We must stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. From the bottom of my heart, I ask you to donate to Save the Children so that as many children as possible in Ukraine and in neighboring countries can be helped.”

Next Tuesday at 8 p.m., soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter and Munich’s most distinguished orchestras, conducted by Lahav Shani, will bring people together to raise money and hope for children in Ukraine. Participating musicians, performing the 5th Symphony and Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven, will waive their fees and all ticket and concert proceeds will go to Save the Children.

“We are very grateful for Anne-Sophie Mutter’s long-standing support and everyone’s commitment to children and families in Ukraine,” said Florian Westphal, CEO of Save the Children Germany.

“Every war is a war on children – these were the words of our founder Eglantyne Jebb over 100 years ago. The fighting must stop immediately and a peaceful solution must be found to protect children, their families and all inhabitants from Ukraine.”

Save the Children has been working in Ukraine since 2014, providing lifesaving humanitarian aid to children and their families. Every day more and more girls and boys are forced to leave their homes, communities, families and friends under fire and head into the unknown in the freezing cold. At least 7.5 million children in Ukraine are at great risk of being injured, displaced or even killed. The children’s rights organization is extending its aid to Ukraine and neighboring countries so that affected children and their families receive all the support they need to survive and get through this crisis. Save the Children provides everything from food, clothing and healthcare to safe spaces and education.

“I am very grateful for the initiative and this powerful gesture from the three orchestras,” said Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter, who will deliver a speech before the concert with Florian Westphal. “Munich shows solidarity with its twin city Kyiv and with all Ukrainians who are going through unimaginable suffering. Our support is needed now.”

The concert at the Isarphilharmonie in Munich will be broadcast live by radio on BR-KLASSIK and replayed on Saturday March 12 at 8:15 p.m. on CONCERT BR-KLASSIK. The event will also be televised on Saturday March 12 at 8:15 p.m. on 3sat and on Sunday March 13 around 9:45 a.m. on BR Fernsehen. Tickets are available on the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra website.

For more information, please contact:

Save the Children Deutschland eV

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Sandra Schwartlander

Such. : +49 (0)30 – 27 59 59 79 – 740

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Marie Sophie Schwarzer
Such. : +49 (0)30 – 27 59 59 79 – 226
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