The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at Damrosch Park, New York

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra


Created in 2022 by Keri-Lynn Wilson, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra is an ensemble composed of leading Ukrainian musicians from inside the embattled country, as well as recent refugees and Ukrainian members of European orchestras. It was formed to defend Ukraine’s cultural legacy as the country fights for its freedom. Its inaugural tour took place in Europe and the United States in the summer of 2022 and included performances in Warsaw, the BBC Proms in London, the Edinburgh Festival, the Les Chorégies d’Orange festival in France, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Dublin, Amsterdam, New York City (Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park) and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Maestro Wilson serves as its music director. Now under the patronage of Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra will come together each summer to tour capital cities and festivals of the world.



  • Aug 2023 - Sep 2023

    Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor) Valeriy Sokolov (violin) Schlosspark Schoenhausen, Berlin | KKL Luzern, [Lucerne Festival] | Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam | Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg | Snape Maltings, Snape | Barbican, London Verdi Overture to Forza del destino, Stankovych Violin Concerto No 2, Skoryk Melody, Beethoven Symphony No 3

  • Jul 2022 - Aug 2022
    Europe & USA

    Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor) Anna Fedorova (piano) Liudmyla Monastyrska (soprano) Sylvestrov Symphony No.7, Chopin Piano Concerto No.2, Beethoven “Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?” (Fidelio), Verdi “Qui Radames verra! – Oh Patria Mia” (Aida), Dvorak Symphony No.9, Brahms Symphony No.4 Royal Albert Hall, London [BBC Proms] | Isar Philharmonie, Munich | Choregies D’Orange, Orange | Konzerthaus, Berlin | [Edinburgh International Festival], Edinburgh | Snape Maltings, Snape | Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam | Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg | National Concert Hall, Dublin | Lincoln Center, New York | The Kennedy Center, Washington DC