In Japan, they sing the Ukraine anthem

In Japan, they sing the Ukraine anthem


norman lebrecht

March 21, 2022

The New National Theatre, Tokyo has issued this message:

We will play the Ukrainian national anthem in the hope that freedom and peace will soon return to Ukraine suffering from the ravages of war. The New National Theatre Tokyo has installed a donation box for “Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Relief Fund by Japan Red Cross Society” at the theatre to collect your support for the people of Ukraine.




  • YK says:

    Let me share Maestro Yurkevych’ s FB, who is conducting Ukraine Anthem in the video. He arrived in faraway Japan 2 days before the invasion to his motherland Ukraine. While internalizing his sorrow and worry, he has led “Traviata” performances at the New National Theatre to the utmost beauty. You will see how he has impressed and inspired the people around him by Mr. Myshketa Gezim( Baritone) ‘s comment. All the musicians, production team, and audience have been deeply touched by his sensibility as musician and spiritual strength as human being.