as musicians we want to send a sign of solidarity and hope to the citizens in Ukraine and to our colleagues there. Our initiative has its origins in Bonn, the native town of Beethoven, and is linked to the opera orchestra in Odessa. We cordially ask you to join our initiative. The task is easy, it takes only 30 minutes. (Details see below)
Together we want to produce a music video in which many musicians from leading European orchestras play the theme from Beethoven’s Ninth and the anthem of Ukraine. The combination of these musical themes is intended to underline our wish for an early end to the completely senseless Russian war of aggression and soon lasting peace in Ukraine. Through the power of music, we as Europeans want to underline our close bond with the Ukrainian people. You too can join in. It would be great to have you on board!
Please forward this invitation to your musician friends today! See and hear you soon!
Christoph Müller (Bonn)
Stas Sagdeyev (Odessa)
Polina Kelm (Kyiv)
Beethoven Orchestra, Bonn
WDR Symphony Orchestra
New Philharmonic Orchestra Westphalia
SWR Symphony Orchestra
Detmold College of Music
German Pops Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
SWR Big Band
NDR Big Band
Bigband of the German Armed Forces
German Military Music
(as of June 22, 2022)
The deadline for entries is 31. of August 11:59pm
We want our musical message to reach Odessa as soon as possible, as unfortunately this city is also increasingly becoming a focus of the war.
Please note the following before uploading your video:
You cannot enforce the claim to have your video published.
We reserve the right to mark your name, nationality and, if applicable, your ensemble affiliation in the video: The global diversity among the contributors should – in the spirit of the project’s message – be recognizable at first glance for the viewers, in the final video!
Any monetary proceeds that may arise from the public use of the final video, will be directed to the charity account of the Fund for Cultural Restoration of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
Please make sure to submit your video file as well !
If the upload bar has reached 100%, your video has NOT yet been submitted!
Finally also press the button “Upload data & video” to transmit your work! Thank you!