Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Seattle Opera have collaborated to present a benefit concert for Ukrainian artists. The PNB Orchestra, conducted by PNB music director Emil de Cou and Alevtina Ioffe (currently making her Seattle Opera debut with The Marriage of Figaro), will be joined by Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Olga Syniakova and others, for a performance featuring Ukrainian folk songs, “A Prayer for Ukraine” (Silvestrov), music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Delibes, and more.

UNITY: A Concert for Ukraine will be performed one night only, May 16, at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are give-what-you-can with a minimum of $10. Donation amounts above $25 are tax-deductible.

All the proceeds will be donated to the Pegaz Cultural Association, which is working closely with the Poznan Opera House in Poland and other local organizations to host artist residencies by providing housing, food, rehearsal space and performance opportunities for Ukrainian artists who have taken refuge in Poland.

Seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased exclusively through the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer St., by calling 206-441-2424, or online at

Subject to availability, tickets may be purchased 90 minutes prior to the performance at McCaw Hall. This performance does not include PNB dancers.