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Cleveland Museum of Art hosts benefit concert for Ukraine

"Sonyashnyk" uses music and the arts to stir donors in aiding those in war-torn Ukraine

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A benefit concert was held Friday evening at the Cleveland Museum of Art to raise money for charities that support Ukraine. 

There was Chopin, Grieg, and more Chopin. 

The night featured classical music performances from several Cleveland ensembles and artists, including Grammy-winning Emanuel Ax and members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Piano Cleveland, which represents the Cleveland International Piano Competition. 

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The Cleveland Museum of Art's Gartner Auditorium was filled with soul-stirring music and patrons. The concert was a complete sell-out. 

The money raised will be split among three organizations on the ground in Ukraine: Cleveland Maidan Association, World Central Kitchen, and Global Giving's Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.

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