A beautiful evening of solidarity towards the victims of the conflict in Ukraine

31 March 2023

On Thursday 30 March, the Luxembourg Red Cross held its Charity concert at the Philharmonie de Luxembourg, under the patronage and in the presence of H.R.H. the Grand Duchess.

For the second consecutive year, the Luxembourg Red Cross has decided to dedicate this event to the victims of the conflict in Ukraine. The funds raised will be used to finance the rehabilitation of hospitals and community centres, the distribution of building materials and hygiene kits to the population as well as to help refugees in Luxembourg following the conflict.

The evening began with a speech by Stephan Gehmacher, Director General of the Philharmonie Luxembourg, followed by a few words from Michel Wurth, Vice-President of the Luxembourg Red Cross. He then reminded the audience that “the voluntary and financial commitment of our fellow citizens allows us to help a growing number of people in distress and misery, both here and throughout the world. Never has our mission “Mënschen Hëllefen” been as relevant as it is today“.

After the screening of a short film highlighting the activities of the Luxembourg Red Cross in Ukraine and the thanks of beneficiaries, the concert began. Conducted by Kazuki Yamada and accompanied by violin soloist Daniel Lozakovich, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra performed Passacaglia op. 1 by Anton Webern, Violinkonzert by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.

Thanks to the support of its sponsors, Philharmonie Luxembourg, KPMG, ElvingerHossPrussen, IKO Real Estate, Foyer, La Provençale and Julien Cliquet, this event marked a great surge of generosity in favour of the thousands of men, women and children affected by the violence and fighting.

As the conflict continues, the humanitarian needs in Ukraine are still great. You can continue to help them by making a donation by bank transfer to account LU52 1111 0000 1111 0000 (communication: Aide pour l’Ukraine) or by clicking on the button below.