Sweden plays for Ukraine
At the initiative of Young minds for music, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, together with a number of Swedish orchestras, is performing together in support of the Ukrainian people. The Ukrainian song, that all the orchestras have recorded, is called “Ridna Maty Moja” (or “Dearest Mother of Mine”) and tells the story of a mother who sends her son away. She gives him an embroidered piece of cloth that will remind him of his mother’s love, and life’s best moments.
“For us, it was obvious that we had to be part of this initiative and take a stance for peace, democracy and humanity. Faced with the darkness and unimaginable cruelty of war every single one of us is left lonely and vulnerable. The hope is that through music we can be united, stronger, and support of all fellow human beings who need it the most” says Sten Cranner, CEO and artistic director of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.